Indoor Plants

Indoor Plants

My indoor plants (specifically, gerbera daisies and mini roses) are being attacked by spider mites. I had put the roses out on the balcony for a week while my friend's plant-eating cat stayed wtih me, and when I brought them back in, they were infested. :( I've been spraying them with a mix of vinegar and water, which seems to help a LITTLE, but not enough... I've also tried turning the rose plant sideways and sticking it under the faucet in the bathtub (which mostly just made a mess). I put them in shadier spots, and I'm keeping a saucer of water underneath -- all things that google told me would deter the mites (except the vinegar, which was just a "why not?" thing I came up with on my own, out of frustration). I'm starting to think that I'll have to use a real pesticide... but I have a cat, too. He doesn't eat my plants, but he's got his nose in everything, and there's no way to put them out of his reach. (I can put them back on the balcony temporarily, but I'd have to bring them in when it gets colder... I live in central NY.) Is there anything that's cheap, EFFECTIVE, and pet-safe? If so, can you tell me where to find it? Thanks!
A plant ID, please?

A plant ID, please?

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Painting

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Spring!