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No Pest Strip Questions....Spider Mites

Discussion in 'Indoor Growing' started by Stickyplant, Oct 23, 2006.

  1. Stickyplant

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    Okay.... All my lady bigs are dead for the year....so....

    I looked for a good way to get rid of Spider Mites. I found a thread on "No Pest Strips" from Hot Shot. However, it did not cover some concerns I had... So I am going to post here as well because this is indoor growing and I am likely to get more looks here.

    So here are a couple of questions I have not seen covered in this thread.

    1. How close to harvest would you do this? (or not do this)
    I am likely 3-6 weeks from harvest.

    2. Do you need to rinse or wash the plant/bud or anything in the room after use?

    3. How do you get the eggs off the plant/bud so you can smoke?

    4. If you enter the room after putting it up... should you shower and or remove and clean clothing?

    Thanks
     
  2. the image reaper

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    I've used them for years, no problems, no bugs ... I hang one in the same room as my grow cabinet ... no need to place it right next to your plants, just in the same room will be good enough ... I remove them two weeks before harvest, as there will be NO bugs in the room ... wash your hands after handling anything like that, but no special worries ... it's poisonous to bugs, but harmless to humans IF used according to the directions ... YES, you should READ the directions ... that alone will scare a lot of our people away ! :D ... you will doubtless hear dire warnings from tree-hugging environmentalists, but use some common sense ... don't taste it, don't bake it into a cake, and don't put a nipple on it, for feeding to your infants ... mmmm, probably shouldn't smoke it, either :D ... they work well ... as to removing the bugs and eggs from your plants, well, no really 'good' way to do it ... (just try not to think of what all you've smoked in the past, when you bought pot off the street, the bugs will probably seem tame, compared to your imagination) ... :smokin:
     
    Last edited: Oct 23, 2006
  3. jamstigator

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    If you smoke bugs that have been eating ripe cannabis, do you get high? If so, hmmm, maybe there's an untapped market here! Get your phatty phatty cannabugs here! Hell, it might even be legal!
     
  4. the image reaper

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    try to pick out the bugs that only run in circles, those should be the most potent ones ... :D
     
  5. Stickyplant

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    oops double post
     
  6. Stickyplant

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    Hey Reaper... long time no talk!

    Thanks once again for the advice. Obviously trying something for the first time... and knowing very little on it, it is great to hear from someone else who does it.

    I didnt know if it was like a bomb in such, (I know you dont set it off) but if the vapors put a layer of poison on everything in the room.

    I will toss it up tomorrow... having trouble smelling right now because of a sinus infection... so I want to start it in the morning instead of during the over night hours...lol

    Funny as always brother, thanks again for the advice.
     
  7. BOYZNUS

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    I STARTED USING THE HOT SHOT STRIPS THIS YEAR.

    KILLED EVERY ONE OF THE DIRTY LIL' BASTARDS

    I HAVE EM IN MY BABY FRIDGE, MY VEG ROOMS AND MY FLOWER ROOM.

    FELT BAD FOR THE LADYBUGS THAT WERE STILL ALIVE WHEN I STARTED USING THEM. KILLED EM DEAD TOO. :(

    OPPIE YUTTS IS THE ONE TO PRAISE FOR THE START OF THE NO PEST STRIPS.

    THOSE THINGS WILL SAVE US LOTS OF TIME AND EXPENSE AND HASSLE.

    GOOD LUCK
     
  8. Stickyplant

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    So you are able to go in and water... etc and breathe etc?
     
  9. Stickyplant

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    My update,

    I put the strip in. I cannot attest to the mites just yet... but the gnats are mocking me. I put it in at about 10am, and at 6pm they were still laughing and having a pretty good time at my expense. I shut eveything down, even the filter, we will see the activity in the morning.
     
  10. Stickyplant

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    Second update.

    As of this morning, there are still Gnats flying around... but I only saw a couple of them. I will check the little bastard mites a little later and post an update.
     
  11. Stickyplant

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    After more than 48 hours, mites and gnats all living happily and doing their best to kill my baby.

    I went in this afternoon to find more webs than ever... not to mention, mites VERY much alive and scurrying around doing their worst. 5 dead leaves.

    I opened a second "No pest" strip and hung it in the room on the other side of my baby.

    Hopefully I wont poison the whole damned house with this thing.

    Can anyone tell me if they have had luck with these?

    My first worry was that I was going to make everyone sick with this thing... but it is not even killing little bugs, in doubling up, am I risking making myself sick? Is it piossible that this first one was a dud?

    Anyone?
     
  12. BOYZNUS

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    IT MUST CONTAIN PYRYNTHIAN (SP?)

    HOT SHOT MAKES THE ONES I USE
     
  13. Stickyplant

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    I as well am using the ones by Hot Shot.

    I now have had 2 in place for 24 hours now.

    The first has been in place for 72, I added a second 24 hours ago because there was no affect with just the one.

    I still have both flying gnats and mites. This is the most unbelievable thing I have experienced. Usually when I get advice on this board, it works... this time I am affraid that is not the case.

    I am having a hard time understanding why/how these things are able to live and prceed to be destructive and breed with 2 of these things hanging there. I even have all the ventilation shut down, and all the dorrways blocked with blankets, to ensure the poison stays in place.

    I go in for just several minutes and I can taste the poison... how the fuck are these things still alive?
     
  14. the image reaper

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    wow, that is strange ... mine have never been so strong I could smell them, (but my sense of smell isnt that good, anyway) ... I've used them ever since the SHELL NO-Pest Strip was taken off the market years ago ... I used them, but I guess they were too toxic, or something ... ??? ... never had bugs, either ... just one in the same room should do the trick ... let us know what happens after a couple of days with the strip ... good luck ... :confused:
     
  15. Stickyplant

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    Well I had to kill her

    Well, my 4ft by 3.5 foot beauty had to be killed.

    After that many days and the infestation not being helped, I had to kill her. She probably would have given between 2 & 3oz of dried cured bud.

    What could I do... I still needed at least 3-6 weeks and she was being killed before my eyes.

    I cut her down and moved everything outdoors.
    When she dries, I will burn her, and throw out everything.

    I will try again in a year or so... after I know there are no more mites.

    FUCK!
     
  16. mtncouple

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    no pest strips

    HEY GUYS, AFTER READING THE POSTS,i CALLED THE MANFACTURER AND THEY SAID DO NOT USE IN ROOMS WHERE THE PRODUCT WILL BE INGESTED OR INHALED. ANY COMMENTS??
     
  17. lampost

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    You definitely want to limit your time in the room.

    I just put mine in for 1 week and during that week I accessed the room as little as possible. I only went down for waterings!

    You must turn off all ventilation and seal the room up as well as possible. Seemed to do the trick for me... we'll see if they ever return!

    I had mine in the basement and I think the poison, Dichlorvos, is heavier than air so it will stay in the basement. I've heard of people using these recklessly... like sleeping 5 ft from a closet with one in it! I definitely wouldn't do that. These things are supposedly good for 1300SF, so it's going to do a little bit of dispersion in your house. Just try to be as careful as possible.
     
  18. Bugman

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    No Pest Strips Are A Hazard for Food Crops Hint Hint

    Hey guys, I've been seeing these "no pest" strips mentioned here for some time, and I agree, these things are highly unsafe around plants for human consumption. Frankly, I think it's immoral to even be recommending them for this purpose. The label clearly shows these are not to be used in any areas food is kept in. That's because anything that permeates the air with enough poison to kill pests is enough to poison your food, too. Is this really something anyone should be recommending for a plant that's inhaled? I submit not. No manufacturer endorses this use for no pest strips, and no one here should, either.

    Sorry guys, pick another organic method for control of spider mites. My personal favorite is predator mites, although I see plenty of people are using neem oil, too.
     
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2010
  19. lampost

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    Could you explain the methodology of how this is dangerous?

    I've read studies that show that plants don't "take up" dichlorvos. So if you use it before buds form how is it going to contaminate the plant?

    These are also used in large food storage warehouses. Keep reading!
     
  20. TurboALLWD

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    read up on co2 bombing, you'll see there are different opinions on the subject but there are people claiming that they use co2 as their main line of defense and it does work. I found a post where a grower recommended turning the hps lights off, and just running a normal light about 4 hours into the light cycle, bomb the room, ventilate, and repeat in 4-5 days.

    I just eradicated mine with 10,000ppm's. Now I wouldn't recommend doing this unless you have access to a co2 meter. The sentinel i have only reads up to 2000ppm so I removed it from the room and put it in the basement to make sure there isn't enough co2 leaking out to harm anything. I used a co2 calculator to figure out how much co2 I needed which was around 30 minutes at 20cfm. Make sure to ventilate it well. :hippy:
     

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