Discussion in 'Bugs' started by calibuzz, Oct 10, 2011.
Just be sure not to touch your peepee after handling your peppers
Yeah gotta be careful
Anyhow an update after another week of spraying with pepper and in between with hydrogen peroxide a check with the loop shows 0 live mites. I will continue to observe and apply as needed. To be honest the hydrogen peroxide wash seemed to be equally if not more effective. A good non toxic combo IMHO.
used this mix at the bottom of this page to great effect.
Works every time.
Dude, do you know what a shop vac will do to your leaves? lol
I was worried about that, too, but it doesn't hurt them at all.
You must have a pretty tame shop vac.
Mine is hungry and starts cropping and tattering leaves if given the chance lol
I have a Dewalt handheld, and it is probably pretty tame, but this method saved two huge greenhouses from imminent destruction, so I wouldn't have cried over a few lost leaves, anyway. I have really tall girls, and the majority of the webbing is on the top colas, so if I lost a few leaves up there it would just provide more light for the colitas down below.
Will Cayenne pepper spray work as well? I have organic 160,000 heat unit cayenne pepper powder.
Dr. Bronner's Peppermint Soap and a pinch of Caynne You can get that soap at better grocery stores, drug stores, GNC, Vitamin Shoppe. 4 table spoons per one gallon of water. The soap has lots of oils. A 32 oz bottle is like $14 but will last forever. They sell it in 4 oz and 8 oz bottles too. Someone on the web sells a gallon for $20..
You can usually get Cayenne powder at the Dollar Store.
Also google "CaliClean" aka pepper spray which is Habenera/o Pepper simmered.
Dude the pepper spray is b.s !!!! I sprayed my mite infested ladies today n not even 5 hrs later now i checked on them and they r wilted and look like they r burned up and wilted and drooped they all look like they are gonna die im soooo pissed!! Months of hard word to get bad advice and ruin it all!!!
Hmmm, I had no ill effects from using it at all, in fact the plants seemed to love it. That aside its a very high maintenance process that I didnt find to be a complete solution. Used a peroxide wash that seemed more effective followed up with green lacewing larvae. I wouldnt use the peroxide past 2 weeks into flower, though If I had to the pepper spray seems to be a better option later into flower. In a veg situation I would recommend green clean, awesome stuff that works wonders. Dont know if I would try it in flower as it is oil based. The lacewing option is the lowest maintenance and most effective option for later in flower or if you dont mind dropping the $ all the way though flower with multiple applications. If you go that route get the larvae not eggs as it immediately addresses the issue IMHO.
Giving it a go!
I got Ghost Peppers and Habaneros and combined them, I figured Ghost Peppers would work even better, but decided it may be best to use both.
After drenching my plants in this stuff I coated the plants in with diatomaceous earth powder. I think the mites are going to have a real hard time now
Hot Peppers 2.99$ x 2 (still have half of them left)
Spray Bottle 2.99$ (could have gotten a cheaper 1$ version but this one has better spray coverage, and potentially less prone to clogging up.
Clean dish cloth (for straining)
Bro - did the Lacewing larvae actually clean the undersides of the leaves chomping on eggs and mites? Did you actually seem them eating stuff up and killing it? Thanks for the tip.
Yes they did. They hunt at night so you don't get to see them much mostly their handiwork, sucked out eggs and shells of mites. Worked great
A spray for you. A spray for me. Mmmmmm burningness of the tongue.
Thanks for the help Calibuzz. Didn't want to put chemicsl shite on my girls if I could help it.
you can definitely boil the water capcaicin doesnt break down until 400 degrees F
lol did you spray and cut your lights on? the water droplets amplify the light and then the internal moisture of the leaf gets drawn out and you're left with a crispy leaf. I promis this stuff works but you have to apply it correctly.
if you have an intensity control you maaay be able to spray with the lights on but you should spray with lights and fans off. then cut your fans on and leave your lights off. i do it at night or an hour before the lights cut on in the morning. same goes with every foliar spray.
Be careful with Diatomaceous Earth. Use the food type of DE and still wear a little mask. Probably wash your clothes after that. You do not want to inhale it.
Thanks for the tip, was already aware of the risks (somewhat) and did this all outside. Still yea mask next time, a little to much airborne particles and I believe experienced some mild irritation.
Sure did the trick though, coated it so well I'm still misting off D.E. from the leaves weeks later
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