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DoDhLo started grow question 4 years ago
I noticed some white colored flies in my tent , But i think they are just attracted by the lights . Maybe i am wrong and they are after my lil babies . Should i be worried ? Thanks for your help.
My first Indoor
9 weeks
My first Indoor DoDhLo
+3 strains
15 comments · 4 years ago
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Kaya666 answered grow question 4 years ago
High there! Yeah, I'm afraid those buggers ARE after your plants & can cause big problems if allowed to multiply. First things first: how are they getting into your growspace? Try to figure that out so all your eradication efforts aren't in vain. Close any windows that are open near your grow room, keep pets out & do a top to bottom cleaning (vacuum, dust, etc) before every new grow. Take off shoes & coats and other outerwear when you come inside too. If you want to be extra careful, you can bake your soil in the oven for about 7 minutes on a piece of aluminum foil before using it. Sometimes soil is left outdoors by manufacturers or stores & bugs get in the small holes in the bags.

Once that's addressed, check out for tips on how to deal with white flies specifically. If you're not entirely sure what pest you're dealing with, that website can also help you identify exactly what you're up against as they have pics of every bug, virus & fungus known to infect marijuana. Here's the White Fly page:
The_Projexx answered grow question 4 years ago
Well insects in a grow room can be good and bad , its really hard to determine whether these ones are going to do damages to your plants or not . The best thing I suggest in order to minimise the problem would be to by some sticky fly traps . They will get stuck to it and they wont be able to get off of it . I would also consider something to help against the reproduction on these little buggers , there are various methods you can use in order to do so , the main idea is you wanna get any stragglers that have a brain and avoided the fly trap as well as any eggs they may have left behind . You can use neem oil and spray your room lightly with it , this will repel any insects as well as kill any eggs they have left behind , You could also get various sprays and foggers but I think the neem oil would suffice in this case . All in all your plants look healthy and growing ! I hope this information helps you against your battle with these pests ! -Happy Growing!
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
I had white colored flies too, i believe thrips...the flying ones are the big parents, the babies are usually stuck to the bottoms of leaves, did you find any of that? Sometimes a good trick is take a white board and tap/bang a bud onto it and whatever bugs inside will drop off letting you look at them with a loupe or microscope etc for better identification. Also those sticky yellow papers are so great hung above plant to catch the fliers and at soil level too. :v:
Aldanil answered grow question 4 years ago
What I like to do, is change clothes before I go into my growing room. I minimize any external agent that might be hanging on my clothes. I also don't let my pets inside.
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Hi @DoDhLo! You don't want white flies in your grow room, they will multiply very quickly and may bring other bugs or disease. Pest prevention is an essential topic, you need a pest-prevention-strategy as soon as you plant your seedlings. My strategy is pretty simple and consists in 3 methods: 1) I have an electric atomizer working 10min every hour to diffuse essential oils mixed with fresh water (a few drops of lemongrass, lavender, can find those oils in nature-stores or online). Those oils are repelling insects/pests, they don't like the smell of my room. 2) I spray neem-oil everyday when the light turns off, 10-12 drops of pure neem-oil mixed in a liter of temperated water, this oil is really efficient to kill/disturb/sterilize the invaders. 3) I use a dedicated foliar spray (BioBizz LeafCoat) once every 2 weeks to create a 'transparent layer' onto the leaves and to protect them from spiders/thrips/moths/miners... Since I've applied this approach, I've seen ZERO invader in my room, and believe my it was a big problem in the past. Now, be warned about your grow room setup: aluminium is known to burn the plants, the luminous reflections are flattened and projected in concentrated form. Also, your light leaks may become an issue, even with autos (plants will stretch to the leaks during the dark phase). I hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello ! White fly are pest , they multiply fast and they can bring fungus or mold on your buds if you don't react quick. Real white flies are more interested by your plants than by your light but when you touch your plant you can see them flying around. To get rid of them mix 1 part of neem oil for 9 part of water or the same with soap and spray under your leaves (that's where you mostly found them). I hope it will help you :grin::+1:
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey Dodhlo, you ladies are healthy for the time being but just a few things to dial it in. First off the Aluminum construction you made looks sick and i'm sure it took 4 or 6 hours to make but ... unfortunately it's gonna end up reflecting "bad light" to your plants which will make the grow all wierd down the line - switch it for reflective mylar or just something white - simple as that really! second you're watering quite a lot for this stage, you want to make sure you're following the wet/dry cycle of your soil. And finally, to get back to your question... when you're growing in soil there's not much you can do against bugs, their eggs or whatever are like hibernating in the stuff you purchase so many growers "air out" their soil first, sometimes in the sun to give the bugs a chance to gtfo lol... In terms of prevention only things that really work are a 70 micro screen in front of all your intakes and live lady bugs (they eat those little
%^"'&!ùers' eggs... Look, in my humble opinion your light should get them, but if they start multiplying get a few sticky strip and put them all over from pot / soil level and above, hopefully they will catch them before they lay eggs ! Dassit ! :rocket: