SNS 217 Spider Mite Control is made up of 100% pure Rosemary botanical extracts. The botanicals are all food grade safe GRAS (generally recognized as safe) materials. SNS 217 Spider Mite Control is exempt from EPA registration under minimum risk pesticides exempted under FIFRA section 25(b).
Spider Mites destroy plant cells by sucking out their contents and SNS 217’s unique formula works by providing a barrier which is harmless to the plant, but fatal to mites. The natural salts from fatty acids derived from Rosemary extracts disrupt the insect cell structure and permeability of its membranes. Cell contents then leak from damaged cells and the spider mites quickly die. Some of the components of SNS 217 are also absorbed by the plant and then suppress the life cycle of the mites. SNS 217 Spider Mite Control kills the spider mite eggs as well by coating the eggs with an oily shield that disrupts the respiration to the egg; therefore no hatching will occur, they will just dry out. Our product has been tested in our lab on delicate new growth, clones, tomatoes, roses and other plants.