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Justnblaze started grow question 4 years ago
Uh oh, I was just checking my plants today and I noticed one or two little worm lookin things. They look like thrips from all the stuff I’ve seen. There isn’t many maybe 10 that I saw and removed myself. Now that my plant is going into full flower I’m not really sure what to do.
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Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
HI @Justnblaze! Sorry to hear this... Regarding pests/worms/bugs, prevention is the key. Pest prevention is an essential topic, you need a pest-prevention-strategy as soon as you plant your seedlings, during the first days. My strategy is pretty simple and consists in 3 methods: 1) I have a mister working 20min every hour to diffuse essential oils mixed with fresh water (a few drops of lemongrass, lavender, peppermint...you 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 almost everyday during the veg stage 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 that your plants are flowering, you should avoid spraying any chemicals/pesticides, even neem-oil could ruin your final product, so here are 3 things you can do, 1/ spraying pure RO water at night (but be warned this can lead to bud-rot if over-done) and 2/ use a sponge to wash your leaves with neem-oil (mixed in water with a bit of soap), this solution will glue to the leaves and repel the thrips, 3/ Get some ladybugs, they love to eat thrips and other tiny indaders, and aren't offensive for your plants. I hope this will help, keep us up-to-date and happy growing :facepunch:
HighTV answered grow question 4 years ago
If you are experiencing thrips then kill them is the only way to preserve your grow so you must act fast. FIRST THING IS FIRST - CLEAN YOUR TENT OF DEAD LEAVES ON THE GROUND. (this is most likely why they are there) The best method without toxic things is to use potassium soap or neem oil. Neem oil is BY FAR the best choice and is used by many growers! Not only is it non evasive and kill thrips it also prevents the spread of Leaf diseases. Adding them to a spray bottle and giving as foliar spray is the best application method. However be sure to do your best to not use neem oil in the last weeks of harvest as it can effect taste! Be sure to act fast and kill all of them! :sunglasses:
OutForReal answered grow question 4 years ago
Hello! Kill them all , use 1 part Neem oil with 9 part water and spray it under you leaves. If you have no access to neem oil then find a pesticide at the garden store and treat before the invasion :v::skin-tone-3::grin:
CRiSPrGrow answered grow question 4 years ago
hey there are a few things you can do against thrips , some work some don't... folks sometimes spray neem oil on their plants, but you have to do it quite often, and it basically doesnt work and makes your but taste wierd at the end. There's also the non-bio pesticide approach, you buy a "fogger" some sort of smoke grenade that will make the thrips sterile, but since your soil will be contaminated with eggs you need to wait a few days like 5 days and fog again just to be sure. tHere's also the non pesticide way which is to buy loads of sticky strips like LOADS of them and put them all over, like over the soil, around the pots, and at various heights here and there in the grow room. You're trying to catch them before they lay eggs basically. takes a longer time but it does end up working... again you need a lot of strips. Then there's my favorite way, which is to introduce a sort of bacteria that kills off or makes the thrips sterile. look for Steinernema feltiae you just basically spray it on at a higher concentration than you would for preventative measures and in a few days they will die off and further contamination will be prevented - just follow the instructions on the packet. Biological warfare is the most effective way. Hope this helps bro. :rocket: