Re: What's going on with Hopguard?
actually extinction is not impossible. that has been proven. it is just not common or likely.
Part of the problems is that Hopguard or any other pesticide may be lethal quickly at the adequate dosage. This is not the cause of the problem obviously since dead mites do not reproduce. the problem is in the proper dosage. To often the dosage is improper, both form improper use or in every single case it is used the drying up as it is described above. A dosage dwindles. it is only proper when it is first applied. it then had a period it is improper. and it is here that the problem begins if the pesticide is not 100% effective. that means it is lethal to 100% of the mites 100% of the time. This can make proper application more complicated. more complicated increases the use of it improperly. Improperly does not kill mites it exposes them. exposure causes immunity. Only death prevents immunity. and yes a single organism exposed will develop immunity. it is not a genetic thing. it is a biological resistance that develops in an organism in it's life span. It will now reproduce and there is nothing that will kill it. Not even a proper dosage. That is the general picture anyway.
Significant Minority vs Insignificant Majority, 20% of causes produce 80% of the effects.