Disaster afoot!


#1

@bob31 @Hogmaster

I’ve been treating for deficiencies and pH levels, but I couldn’t explain the little white dots on my leafs…

Turns out I have an Afid infestation…

I’ve worked TOO HARD to have these little bastards come in and ruin everything!!

PLEASE HELP!!


#2

Need oil or soapy water?


#3

@LV2GRW I’m not familiar with your grow.
Are still in Veg or have you begun to flower?
Outdoors or indoors?


#4

@Myfriendis410

What do you mean?? Just mix water and dish soap together and spray it on??


#5

Leafs are wilting and turning brown and crispy.

Just found some on my clones too…

This is an epidemic for my plants.


#6

Neem oil from the garden supply. Dish soap and water but I’m not sure of the ratio. 1 teaspoon per gallon? It will suffocate the little bastards.


#7

Those look lovely @LV2GRW.

I’m not a pest expert and being you are already in flower I would think it would limit your options as it isn’t the best idea to put DE or neem oil on your flowers.
If you are able to get ladybugs from a local pet store that might do the trick the lady bugs will eat the aphids.
I would let some more experienced memebers get you some input as I said I’m not a pest expert and have never really had any issues with them so I don’t want to stear you wrong. It might be possible to apply DE to your plants even in flowering it just might require you to wash your buds at harvest time.


#8

All solid options. If you decide to try the dish soap make sure it is a very mild soap. Dawn dish soap is not mild soap so don’t use that or anything similar.

Keep the neem away from buds if you go that route. DE is a good option as well. So are the ladybugs if that works for you.


#9

Decided to go the dish soap route, but read @bob31 message a little too late…

From what I can tell, from the above pictures, the dish soap has done the trick.

Might reapply tomorrow just for good measure.


#10

If that doesn’t work try this too [quote=“Hogmaster, post:5, topic:13531, full:true”]
Here is @garrigan62 recipe

Try this for your Spider Mites

Tabacco Juice recipe

Take 3 strong ciggeretes or more, I use more soak them over night in water

Boil it for 2 to 3 minutes, let it cool off and spray the plants 3 to 4 times a week. You can add safer soap or you can use dish soap that’s what i use, if you like to the mixture.

(make absolutly sure you use gloves/face protection while handling and spraying)

Neem oil works very well too!! Before you use this i have some thing that make’s it much better to use

: Your Last resort is to use Avid

Hope this helps

Will
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#11

Does that mean you used something like dawn?


#12

Unfortunately, yes. I was desperate and turned to YouTube for answers.


#13

ok I will tag @Screwauger @Rugar89 I think they both had dish soap issues. Maybe they can offer advice?

At what concentration did you use @LV2GRW and no worries if it was diluted enough you’re probably gonna be ok


#14

I used 1/2 tsp of neem, 1/2 tsp of dawn and a quart of water and burned the ever loving crap out of my plant.

I sincerely hope that does not happen but understand you need to kill the aphids.

If you mixed at that strength, I would quickly spray with ph’d water and wait a day and if ok, douse them again with the neem and a milder detergent like seventh generation (local supermarket brand or any natural or mild detergent). @LV2GRW


#15

@Screwauger I’m outta like but wanted to say thanks for sharing! :v::grinning::+1::palm_tree:


#16

@LV2GRW I have issues with aphids every year on my lemon tree and gardenia plants. I use a mixture of water, olive oil (about a tsp) and a few DROPS of dish detergent in a spray bottle and it works like a charm. Hoping for the best for you and your girls.~AB


#17

The ratio is… 1 gallon good ph’d water , 2 oz’s of neem oil for bad infestation and 1 1/2 oz’s for mild infestation and 5 to 10 drops of blue original Dawn dish soap… :wink:
You can also substitute canola oil instead of neem oil because it’s cheaper and you might have a better access to it… same ratios… :wink:
And of course only spray them at night or 4 hours before lights on if your indoors… :wink:

:v: :sunglasses:


#18

Hey, guys!!

Sorry it has taken me so long to reply, but I came across this stuff and it is absolutely FANTASTIC!!

It’s a little spendy, but when it comes to your plants, it’s well worth it!!

Happy growing!!


#19

I have it but never used it. I think mine is in the spray bottle