THE MOST COMMON PESTS AND HOW TO DEAL WITH THEM
are the most harmful invaders you can find in your plants. They are miniature, smaller than a millimeter, have eight legs and no antennae. Their size makes them extremely unpleasant, as it is very difficult to notice, and when they are finally found, in most cases it is too late and much of your yield will be lost. Spider mites usually settle in the lower part of the leaves and protect themselves and their eggs with a thin silk cobweb. If you see fine white connections between their leaves, they have probably already begun to multiply in your plants. They have thin little "teeth" through which they can pierce a plant cell and extract chlorophyll, which is so important for plant development. Their eggs hatch within three days, and a new spider becomes sexually mature in five days. A mature female can literally give birth to millions of offspring in a month, which makes them so detrimental to your plants.
If you already have symptoms of these pests, there is a solution for you and it is called Spidermite Mix.
Aphids are tiny, yellow winged bugs that usually settle under the leaves of plants. They multiply rapidly (females can give birth 12 times a day), so problems can occur quickly and must be eliminated immediately. As they consume nutrients from the plants, the resulting leaves will look yellow and wilted.
Problems caused by lice:
Not only do they eat plants, but their feces attract ants, creating an even bigger problem with infection. They are also known to transmit viruses from nearby plants, which can stop growth or slow down flower production.
Use Spruzit as described on the package to deal with the problem.
Whiteflies are tiny insects that are often found on the underside of leaves. They are associated with other sucking insects such as aphids, worms and large insects and tend to fly when the plant is disturbed. Adult whiteflies look like small moths, and the body and wings are covered with powdery white wax. Nymphs (or larvae) are flattened oval in shape and look more like a large-scale insect.
Whiteflies produce a sticky substance known as honeydew, on which soot mold can grow. The low number of whiteflies is usually not harmful and adults alone will not cause significant damage unless they transmit plant viruses. Symptoms of the virus include improper ripening and blanching of the leaves.
Hoвever, when large in number, they can affect plant growth, causing distortion, discoloration, yellowing or silvery of the leaves. Whiteflies can be a problem on fruit trees, ornamental plants and vegetables. Some whitefly species have a wide range of hosts, and the silver whitefly (Bemisia tabaci) attacks more than 500 plant species.
All whiteflies have a similar life cycle, evolving from an egg through four nymph nodes before they become adults. Males and females are similar, except that the female is usually larger.
The adult female lays horseshoe-shaped oval eggs or round patterns on the underside of the leaves. Choppers about 0.3 mm long emerge from the eggs and roam the surface of the leaves.
Populations of whiteflies can develop very quickly in warm weather, and the largest populations usually appear in spring and autumn. There are several generations of whiteflies a year. The entire life cycle can be completed in just 18 days at temperatures of 28 ° C, depending on the species. All stages of growth can often be found on the leaves at any time.
Treat with Spruzit according to the package.
Spruzit and Spidermite Mix are very good at dealing with pests, you never know when you will face these problems and prevention is the best option is always prevention. Products like Atami Take Care and CannaCure are perfect choices for this, especially if you use their products for growth and flowering. Plagron also have a product from their series called Mighty Neem. The full range of pest control products we offer can be found here.