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Rickym8 started grow question 4 years ago
Hi guys, i spotted some spidermites, what can I do in this "late" stage all the leaves have small points and cobwebs on the stemps. The mites are under the leaves. Please help me is it much dangerous or not ?
Amnesia molotov. First on gd?
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Amnesia molotov. First on gd? Rickym8
Amnesia Molotov
23 comments · 4 years ago
Week 11
Leaves. White powder
Experimentgreen answered grow question 4 years ago
Hey there like all have said definitely get some lady bugs, also mites flourish in stagnant, dry, warm areas, so maybe up the airflow on your plants. Diamatacious earth can be very good and is nontoxic to humans. Also part bleach or alcohol water will kill on contact and not hurt the plants typically. Also insecticidal soaps and Espinosa sprays work too. Its recommended to use 2 different treatments alternated, and another after you think the bugs have gone.
I see you say you also have webbing so possibly wipe down plants with water and paper towels to try to remove them. I dont know if the ladybugs etc will eat the webs as well as the bugs?
Treat your grow room as well as the plants. Best of luck tackling this problem
Kindbudz answered grow question 4 years ago
In my diary you will see that I use ladybugs throughout the whole grow. It has worked wonders on getting rid of any spider mites. I would only use neem oil as a final solution to get rid of them. Most likely if you were to introduce ladybugs you spidermite issue would be eradicated.
Stick answered grow question 4 years ago
Our friend @DudeGrowsWeed is right, there's not much to do except inserting ladybugs into your grow room, or using neem oil (at night / when your light is off) with an atomiser or one-hand pressure sprayer. Good luck with these spidermites dude I hope everything will be fine.
DudeGrowsWeed answered grow question 4 years ago
Predatory insects, like ladybugs, would probably be best at this stage. My buddy had also used neem oil during flowering with good results. I’ve smoked the results and didn’t taste any neem. But I know most discourage spraying during flower. Good luck!