Ardent .15EC miticide can be used to control leafminers, mites, aphids, whiteflies, and thrips on ornamental plants. The active ingredient is Abamectin 2%, same as AVID .15EC. If you have Spider Mites save some money and compare to Floramite or Avid. The label rate for all mite species is 4 fl oz per 100 gal. Ardent is active on the mobile life stages of mites, with no activity on eggs. Although the insecticide / miticide is slow acting, treated mites are immobilized after exposure.