spider mites !! can peroxide fix this!!!!!!!!repppp rep

Discussion in 'General Marijuana Growing' started by azoo, May 3, 2010.

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    azoo

    azoo Active Member

    :wall:
    i need help i notice these like white spots. these little fuxers are eatting my shit so i took a little napkin an damped it with peroxide an put it on the leaf an stem will that harm my plant or no also i heard of putting the plant in freezer for 5 min any input is good input!!!!!!
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    YGrow

    YGrow Active Member

    Hmm, where to begin? First off, no, hydrogen peroxide won't hurt plants. Second, and more importantly, it won't do much of anything to cure your spider mite infestation, if that is indeed what you have.

    How do you know they're spider mites? Are there web-like things on your plants? The bugs themselves usually look like tiny red or brown specks. They suck the juice out of the leaves, so leaves will show signs of infestation first. If you look at the undersides of the leaves, you'll probably spot other little specks that are their eggs.

    If you do have spider mites, then I feel for you. Spider mites are tenacious fuckers and are very hard to get rid of. Most likely, you got them from a clone that already had them on it. I don't know anyone who got them otherwise.

    You can control them by washing your plants with plain water, making sure to thoroughly wash the leaf undersides. Do this to every plant in your grow, every other day. I took mine into the kitchen and sprayed them with the sprayer in the sink. This helps, but rarely gets rid of them for good. If you have plants in flower that have the little bastards on them, all you can do is spray regularly to keep them to a minimum until harvest. I suggest Dr. Doom's Spider Mite Knockout. I tried a multitude of products to no avail until I tried Dr. Doom. It has the highest percentage of pyrethrum on the market and pyrethrum is a spider mites worst enemy.

    The final solution can only be achieved by removing all plants from the grow and bombing with a pyrethrum bomb. I took clones of the strains I wanted to keep. I then took all of those clones to a friends house who doesn't grow and thus has no mites. My friend checked them 3-4 times daily, killing any mites he saw. In the meantime, I set off a very strong pyrethrum bomb in my grow room. 12 hours later, I opened the room and cleaned everything in it thoroughly. I left the clones at my friends for a week or so, until he was certain there weren't any mites on them. Finally, I brought the clones back home and started everything fresh. I haven't seen a single mite since.
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    daisy2687

    daisy2687 Well-Known Member

    If your grow area is less than 10x10 I would suggest a Hot Shot No Pest Strip. It releases a gas slowly that kills them. Not recommened to use somewhere like your bedroom though. Anywhere else is fine. Cant be venting the room while using the strip (or the gas doesnt build up enough to kill em).

    I used them in flower and stuck one in my 2x2 grow tent during lights/vents off. Killed em the first day, didnt see them come back. The bigger the room the more time/strips its going to take. 1 week later I removed the strip, no new signs. Lots of people have success using these. if you're afraid of using a gas I've done a lot of lookin up/researching on Dichlorvos and can tell you its safe to use up to 1 week from harvest.
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    azoo

    azoo Active Member

    thank you this should be a sticky
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    Leothwyn

    Leothwyn Well-Known Member

    The No Pest Strips do work very well. You need to keep ventilation minimal for it to be effective though. And, personally, I wouldn't use them if you are very far into flowering - they're pretty toxic. If you are far into flower, you can mix isopropyl alcohol and water (50/50) in a spray bottle, and spray the mites. It kills them immediately (but not the eggs), and it evaporates right away, so you don't have to worry about causing mold in buds (though to be safe, I'd focus more on leaves with the spraying).

    If you try neem, pyrethrum, etc... don't expect to be able to spray something once and be rid of them. When I first started out, I had a long struggle with mites, and I tried a ton of different things. The fuckers kept coming back. Eventually I discovered that it wasn't about what I was using, it was how I used it. Most sprays (even really toxic ones) will leave viable eggs. You'll kill the mites, think you're all clear, and a week later - there they are again. You'll need to thoroughly spray your plants every three days, a total of four or five times to be sure you get any little hatchlings that pop up.
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  6. diluted bleach 10:1 with water, 10 water to 1 bleach opr take a alcohol wipe and use that.
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    daisy2687

    daisy2687 Well-Known Member

    I would argue the strips are safe to use during flower. The USDA has done studies that show no accumulation in plants, fish or mammals. The half life is 2 days meaning in 2 days the chemical has broken down 50%, in 4 days 75%, in 6 days, 88%.

    Not to mention the plant never stores the gas and the gas is stable meaning it never precipitates or accumulates on the leaves.

    My 2 cents
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    Leothwyn

    Leothwyn Well-Known Member

    I don't know... it just makes me nervous that the warning label says to not use them anywhere near where you store food.
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    daisy2687

    daisy2687 Well-Known Member

    Also funny it says that because they use the stuff in a spray form in warehouses and shipping containers. The USDA and FDA monitor levels in our food. We eat it anyway. Fertilizer is toxic but we dont worry about how much might be in the plants when we smoke it? I dunno.. I've read 100s of posts saying dont use it in flower but I see no reason not to. You save your plants. It's very hard to get rid of the mites when you have flowers for them to hide in.
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    Toolage57

    Toolage57 Active Member

    No Pest strips also take 1L of water and take a small sliver of sope and small peace of garlic mix together take your plants out into your bathroom into the tub. mist the top and under side of the leafs take the mixture and wet your fingers, white every part of the plant and keep putting more on the mixture on your fingers after rince off and rub the leafs and stems to make sure you get most or all them off and try to keep your plant on an angle so the chances of mites getting on your soil is slim.
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    azoo

    azoo Active Member

    sounds good an no cost
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    Toolage57

    Toolage57 Active Member

    you could just just a bit of garlic insted of the sliver of sope and garlic. And its organic ;)

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