I have a problem with thrips and I don’t know what to do. Nothing I do seems to work. I’ve tried spraying with pesticides and they come back. I’ve tried insect bombs and they still come back. What can I do to rid myself of these crazy critters? – Weedless in Wyoming
Thrips, the tiny cigar-shaped insect species from the order Thysanoptera, are a plague on cannabis plants second only to spider mites. They pierce the cell walls of leaves and drain them of their essential fluids needed to maintain healthy growth. They leave behind a shiny trail on leaf tops as if they were tiny slugs. In addition to sucking out the valuable juices inside the plant, they also carry and transmit diseases known as Tospoviruses that cause necrotic spots and can eventually destroy a whole garden.
Thrips are very difficult to completely eradicate but it isn’t that hard to control their populations and keep them at a minimal level of damage.
There are predators you can use that work for thrips but I’d like to share a personal recipe. Put three drops of Einstein Oil into a quart of warm water plus two drops of dish soap. Shake it up and spray all over the leaves, top and bottom. Also be sure to dip a cotton swab into this formula and use it to get between leaf ribs and hard-to-reach spots where mature thrips will run to and hide such as where leaves meet the stem.
It wont kill right away, rather it makes the adults infertile and interrupts the breeding cycle. Spray this solution once a week to keep populations in check. Be patient and you won’t be Weedless much longer.
Fantastic Fungi Is A New Documentary That Celebrates The World Of Mushrooms
Texas Suddenly Stops Issuing Permits For New Medical Marijuana Dispensaries
Vapers May No Longer Pay Less For Life Insurance Than Smokers
High Times Greats: The Persecution Of Lenny Bruce
Grow7 days ago
News4 days ago
Judge Says Police Seizure Of 900 Pounds Of Marijuana Was Illegal
Culture6 days ago
Pot Etiquette: How To Navigate The Ever-Changing World Of Weed
News6 days ago
University In Houston Testing Psilocybin For Treatment-Resistant Depression
Culture7 days ago
High Folks: Christina Dipaci Wants To Take Us All To Paradise
News7 days ago
First HempWood Factory Opening In Murray, Kentucky Thanks To A New Startup
Business4 days ago
California Company Develops Metal-Free Vape Cartridge
News6 days ago
Over Two Dozen Medical Cannabis Growers in Pennsylvania Unionize