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Old 06-04-2013, 01:56 PM   #1
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Default looking for some advice on pest control

I have pests!! The one right on the center of the leaf is a spider mite I believe. And the caterpillar I can't seem to identify. Someone recommended I use a vinegar/water spray???? Thoughts? Advice? Alternatives?







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Old 06-05-2013, 01:47 AM   #2
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Geww!!

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Old 06-05-2013, 02:05 AM   #3
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In general I can't see spider mites. If you have the webs,then you have the little buggers, they make spider mite soap that has worked for me.

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I would try not to panic if a bug or two has found their way onto your plants.

A healthy vigorous plant should easily outgrow these pests unless their numbers become enormous.

Your best bet for help with identifying and treating problem pests on any crop plant is to contact your county's USDA Cooperative Extension office.

You can mail them specimens for identification and safe treatment recommendations.

The quickest way to harm your crop is to treat excessively with household and/or hardware store remedies.

Good Luck!

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Thanks all! They've been doing so well for first year. I was really in a panic!

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Neem Oil spray or insecticidal soap works good, both organic and non toxic to humans. Keeps spider mites in check for me.

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It amazes me how much effort forum spammers will expend on their nonsensical insertions...

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Old 06-14-2013, 01:07 PM   #8
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Right on! Hey while your at it.. can you recommend someone to come water and take care of my bines too because I'm not at all interested in growing my own!

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The best advice on the pest control can be many, but choosing the right, suitable and renowned pest controller is essential.

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I'm a big fan of sulfur powders as a dusting agent.
Nicotine steeped from a pile of cigarette butts, vegetable oil and dish soap
is a well respected in the organic gardening community.
I'm a big believer in predator insects, Lady Bugs and Preying Mantis.
I've read alot on hops but haven't grown yet, just the regular garden variety plants.
A good mulch, stripping the lower leaves to take the rungs off the ladder and good sun to keep down fungus and rot to weaken the plant's natural resistance



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