Discussion in 'Bugs' started by calibuzz, Oct 10, 2011.
How did nuke em work?
The pepper sprays listed throughout this thread is just about the worse thing to spray on your plants. It isn't very effective, and it imparts a "hot" burn to the buds, hurting your throat and lungs. I've even tried a warm water dip after trimming- it didn't help.
Nuke Em is just like most of the other products, it's mildly effective but won't eliminate the problem and in a week or two, it will be back worse than over.
The Sure- Shots and other hanging tags are all carcinogenic, the last thing you want your buds and leaves absorbing. They may be partially effective, but probably the most dangerous to your health.
Cool the room down, even if you have to lessen the light intensity some and try to spray the sun leaves underneath to keep them moist. Humidity should rise, and you'll see a noticeable slowdown of mite activity giving you a chance to kill more of them. Remove the worse of the leaves to remove active mites and eggs, and even consider removing and isolating the worse of the plants before the issues spread to the whole room.
I used spinosad (Forbid 4F) a week into flowering and a citrus based insect killer for the floor, pots, walls, etc. If they show up, it won't be until well into flowering and won't matter much at that point.
I've been successful with dipping in neem 3-4x a week for at least 2-3 weeks. Of course this is when the plants were smaller in veg. Bigger plants and flowering plants are trouble. At that point it's so much easy to just start over, lol.
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