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BillMonroe started grow question 4 years ago
:anguished: I discovered & killed some spider mites on the plant (about 4 or 5). A small number of affected leaves with white spots (no webbing) were removed. Sprayed some methylated spirit + soap water on the bottom part of the plant below buds. Any tips for bugs this late in flower?
Critical XXL (Zambeza)
21 weeks
Critical XXL (Zambeza) BillMonroe
Critical XXL
24 comments · 4 years ago
Week 17
Techniques. SoG
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @BillMonroe! Well, since your plants are already in the flowering stage, you can't use neem oil and should avoid spraying any chemicals. However, spider mites really hate water, so if you think that mold won't be an issue (good airflow + low relative humidity) you can spray clear water when the light turns off and/or when the lights turns on. Another thing they hate is wind, so I'd recommend to use a tiny fan and create a continuous breeze onto the apical summits. These two tricks won't solve the issue for good since all the mites are not going to die, but it should prevent them from multiplying and ruining your crop. You will need a good cleaning session with a vacuum cleaner and neem oil + soap after your harvest. Hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
mad_scientist answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello @BillMonroe! Since you are at flowering stage i would advise you not to spray anything. What you can do is to make their life difficult by lowering the temperature and by raising the air movement. When you lower the temps their eggs hatching at a very slow rate. You won't get rid of them completely but you will save your crop. Anyway i wouldn't worry about them since you are at the finish line. When you harvest they will die but remember to give a very good cleaning to the room before you star the next grow because their eggs can survive even at extreme conditions. Happy growing ! :facepunch:
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
Great thinking getting predators in the mix
Mrs_Larimar answered grow question 4 years ago
Ladybugs Larvaes are great the eat them up. And in addition alittle article about spider mites and how to get rid of them............
Just the best for your Lovely Girl and happy Growing
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 4 years ago
Predatory bugs, like ladybugs would probably be best in my opinion. Good luck! :+1: