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Thrips Solved

by Arthur about August 1 - report

Hi guys. On one of my 3 plants (NL) yesterday I've noticed thrips. The leaves have been damaged. I've used an anti thrips spray which contains potassium soap. I've sprayed 2 other (looking healthy plants too as they are all in the same growbox. It seems white spots stoped appearing. Any reccomendations? I'll add a new photo on Monday. 

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    SubterraneanHomesickBooze 0 points - August 1

    An insecticidal soap like what you have sounds like it will work well. ive never had thrips, but lady bugs will do the job too, if you choose that route.

    How old are the plants? 

    Shame on you. no pics

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    • Arthur
      Arthur
      513 points -
      August 1

      Hey SubterraneanHomesickBooze, thanks for getting back to me. Yep, it looks like the one I use works well. My plants will be 2 weeks old on Monday the 3rd of August (including 48 hours germination) despite of nasty thrips (we have hot days here, +35+40C, ...  more

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    RbtAsq 3.322 points - August 1

    Once you apply the soap, wait a day, maybe two, and rinse the plant off with clean water.

    Then a week, ten days after you first sprayed, repeat the process.

    I use Safer brand soap, and it works on everything I've run into, including WPM.

    Just make sure you rinse the soap off after a day or two. It can leave a residue.

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    • Arthur
      Arthur
      513 points -
      August 1

      Thank you RbtAsq. Will do. Happy growing my friend! Peace! I'll upload some new pics on Monday. Each Mondays actually. Follow my growth ))

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    justme 6.078 points - August 1

    Sounds like you got them if the white spots have stopped appearing. An early application of any insectacidal soap and then on over a little latter in veg is good preemtive measures to take outdoors or indoors. For health reasons I wouldn't spray with anything once preflowering starts. You can probably use some Mosquito Bits to rid the soil of them if you want. Just break one up, springkle it on top of the soil, and water it in good. Good luck and have fun my friend!!

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    • Arthur
      Arthur
      513 points -
      August 2

      Thank you justme!

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    harley24 19.890 points - August 1

    What you are doing sounds like a good remedy to me, but remember to wash the soap off after a day or two. I used Dawn Liquid Dish Detergent myself with good results, but what you are using should help. I wish you the best.  Peace

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    • Arthur
      Arthur
      513 points -
      August 2

      Thank you harley24! Peace! Happy growing!

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    king 7.572 points - August 2

    i am with harley i use dawn [blue] dish soap works very good but i have never had thrips the soap is a very good way 2 take care of the problem..........  imo

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    • Arthur
      Arthur
      513 points -
      August 2

      Thank you king!

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    TurtlesAllTheWayDown 279 points - August 2

    It seems the people before me have you covered pretty well. Just throwing this out there. I've used insecticidal soaps indoors in the past with good results but if you have an insect problem that just won't quit then check out a bifenthrin spray. Bifenthrin is a pyrethroid (i.e. manmade version of naturally occuring pyrethrins from chrysanthemums ). I used a product called Talstar Pro. Just don't apply it to flowering plants or you'll end up consuming bifenthrin.

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    • Arthur
      Arthur
      513 points -
      August 2

      Thank you TurtlesAllTheWayDown. The problem is solved. Peace! See my weekly pics I'd upload every Monday. Happy growing!

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    Arthur 513 points - Wed at 8:13 AM

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