Avid kills mites dead. I would only use it on plants that are in veg. But it will kill them permanently. All the other remedies that were mentioned here did not work for me. I had way too much ventilation in my room for the no pest strips to work. Avid is a continual miticide. So it will kill when you spray and continue to kill for a couple months. So once again, this is not natural and if you are concerned about the chemical route do not use this. If you get tired of having mites, this will get rid of them completely.
I have used lady bugs in the past as
a all natural pest control. But they do
breed and spread thru out the
rest of your house. LOL
I have had the no pest strip in place for <24 hrs and the bug population is down at least 75%.. will see better when the lights come on in a couple hours. It has a very unpleaseant smell tho.. glad it will be gone in a couple days.
you have to keep it for a couple weeks, due to the hatchlings...mmmoooooorrrrahaahhahhahah
Can you say, "Hatchlings"?
Your Fucken Funny!! Havent laughed like that in years, (Caugh) ohh my lung!
Well I thought the bastards were gone but have seen a few last few days. I hope to get through and have 1 more week to go. They haven't done anything to my plants but after this I am going to bomb the hell out of the room and maybe start over with some new stuff and clean it up like a operating room.
Thanks for that, I hope I wasn't sounding like mine was the only way though. I didn't mean it like that. I think I even offered advice on alternatives.
If the THC hits your brain you did it the right way.
Avid kills mites dead
Yes it does. It is not available in my area and many others. Bachelorpads, couldn't you have turned off your ventalation at night, or at least way down? If the mites were exposed to it just at night, they would die I think.
avid is available on e-bay in a super concentrated form for $40 and ppl are buying it up.. try lookin there!
The no pest strip is def killing these things.. but new ones keep coming from somewhere.. there will be a bunch of dead ones on a leaf and then new live ones.. I might try one of those noise maker boxes they sell at wally world.. the ones with the high cherp sounds...
Anyone know if avid is detrimental to human health if just used during veg?
My room was a lot different when i had mites. Everything was still in dirt and, well, basically nothing was good about the room in my opinion. In those horrible conditions where everything was wrong, AVID worked, Nothing else did.
So i guess i should say it differently.
If you have mites and have exhausted all other "reasonable" methods and they keep coming back, AVID will solve the problem for you permanently regardless of your conditions.
I should mention that since i have been growing aero and dwc, I have not had any mite issues. I firmly believe that hydro plants are easier to protect against mites due mainly to the increase in humidity that occurs. There are other reasons but, i believe this is the primary reason they have trouble thriving.
I doubt anything about AVID is good for you. It is a systematic miticide so it will continue to kill mites for pretty much as long as the plant is alive. I would imagine that when it all comes down to it, a trace amount of AVID would be on the buds when they are done just from touching other parts of the plant that got sprayed during veg (trace would be a very very small amount). Pretty much, if you are worried about chemical traces that could be left in the nugs, don't use it. I did smoke cigarettes for 5 years so i am not all that concerned with chemicals in my body obviously. If it makes you nervous, don't use it. If it doesn't worry you, give it a go. Problem solved.
most of our produce comes from mexico where i live so if i was woried about a few spare chemicals i wouldnt have much to eat..
I will keep avid in my book of tricks but only as a last resort
where can i find some of these no pest strips ?lol
im in austrlia y0, we dont have walmarts
There is NO such thing as a "small case" of spidermites...
and NOW you KNOWM
aussie dude- you might be able to order them online from an american company.. just google up "hot shot no pest strip"
Our chemical laws are different so most chemicals between usa and aus dont come from the same place. Your over the counter cough syrup has codine in it.. a controlled substance in usa. I never thought I would enjoy having a cold until i had one in australia.. haha.. i went to the chemist (thats what you call it right?) and said i had a cold and they gave me what in america would closely resemble tylenol with codine. I felt gooooood after a shot of that stuff.
So then I went and got a couple of piercings in a painful place and was reccomended to pick up this (some brand name) which was supposed to be some kind of anti inflamatory.. when I met up with my aussie friend after she got off work and she saw the pills sitting on the counter and was a little concerned. I cant remember the name of them.. but basically they were the austrailan form of Midol (womens time of the month pill).. and I had NO IDEA.. it did help with the swelling tho.
I tossed my no pest strip a couple days ago because the odor was so strong it was hard to even be in the same room with it even momentarily. I had it up for a week and everyday i would go in and find about 700 dead bugs and barely any alive.. id wash um off.. and the same the next day.. i dont know how the freak so many bugs regenerate so fast. I pulled the strip out and im back to about a thousand new live bugs a day that i kill twice a day with acid water.. they are eating the plants alive and i have no idea what to try next. Im going to the local indoor garden center to get some neem oil tomorrow.
Aaron, keep us updated on the neem oil please!
There are mites in the garden now, less than 2 weeks left, would it be too late for the pest strip?
I would NOT use the pest strip scott.. seriously like imagine spraying raid directly on the plants and thats what it smells like.. the strip has been out of my room for 3 days and i use the odor killing cfl's and the plants still smell like pesticide.. but mine are just starting into 12/12 cycle.
Im headed out now to the hydro shop.. wish me luck. haha
my no pest strips produced no noticable odor. then again, i had amazing ventalation in my area so they didn't work either.
haha.. yea makes sense b-pads.. the guy at the hydro shop said neem oil wouldnt work and gave me some stuff from "Supernatural" and i sprayed it on the plants 5 min ago.. will let you know how it went
I am from australia, and i have a flood and drain system that has recently gotten mite infestation......i used to use Pyrethrum untill i realised you have to basically use it once every 3 days for your whole grow (which your plants wouldn't survive) so i am going to try these so called "no pest strips" and see how they go......
I should mention that since i have been growing aero and dwc, I have not had any mite issues.
Bachelorpads, I too have noticed that mites are a much bigger problem in dirt. If you remember toward the start of this post I said that some of them hybernate until a light change from veg to bloom. They burrow deep into the growing medium. I don't know if this is even possible for them in something like clay pellets. I think they can do it in somthing like rockwool.
AVID can kill YOU... be very careful when using that stuff.. USE GLOVES AND MASKS...
yes it is one of the only ways to eliminate mites...
temperature control is essential when fighting mites without avid... temperatures above 80 degrees make it IMPOSSIBLE TO WIN THE BATTLE for an indoor grower..
mites will go dormant and stay dormant for more than 1 year when temperaures drop below 60 degrees...
the only thing worse than mites is LEO...
temperatures above 80 degrees make it IMPOSSIBLE TO WIN THE BATTLE
Sorry Garden Knowm but this just is not true. I am living proof. I used pest strips. My temp is typically 84, but sometimes 90. I have no more mites. Ever. Period. I just don't get it. Why is this such a hard concept for people.
OPIE.. you are telling me.. that you had spidermites and you used pest strips.. the yellow hangy things. and you got rid of the mites...
UMMMMMM NO FUCKING WAY.. LOL
those were not spidermites... i would BET BIG CASHOLA!!!
HOW do you know they were spidermites?
OPIE.. very very few gardeners.. less than 1 in 10 get rid of spidermites.. unless they STOP grwoing for a prolonged period...
if you got rid of mites at any temperature... it is a freaking miracle.. I have witnesed more than 50 cases of mites on 50 different gardnes around the USA and have never heard of anybody winning the battle using pest strips..
I have actually never even seen a mite on a pest strip.. spidermites stay on the plants....
lets get to the bottom of this..