Pest control is one of the major questions we receive here at The Budgrower. Throughout the grower’s journey, you may notice that you have small black spots on your plants, or that a few pesky fruit flies are buzzing around inside your tent. These can create issues with your grow.
While it may seem obvious to squash them, that takes too much time. On top of that, if you kill only a couple, there are probably a lot more that you will have to deal with.
Pest Control: NEEM Oil
NEEM oil is one of the healthiest ways to rid your indoor grow of pesky critters. NEEM oil is a naturally occurring pesticide that is directly extracted from, you guessed it – NEEM seeds. Its general properties consist of yellow/brown coloring and provide a garlic/sulfur smell.
One of the coolest things about NEEM oil is that it is used for everything! From soap to cosmetics, this can be used in a variety of ways!
NEEM oil works as a deterrent from feeding and acts as a repellent for mites and fruit flies. Simply spray it on your plants once and the desired effects will take no time to start! NEEM oil is also one of the most environmentally friendly pesticides as it occurs naturally and organically. It has been used to treat pests for THOUSANDS of years!
Vinegar and Water
Vinegar is another 100% organic method for relieving your plants. All you have o do is mix it with water, place it in a spray bottle and give your plants a light misting in order to achieve the desired effects.
All you need to do is at 1 part vinegar, and 2 parts water with a few drops of dish soap, mix it around and you’re good to go!
Purchased Pesticide Bottles
There are a lot of pesticides out there. Many of them aren’t made for smokable plants (go figure) when looking to make this your option, be cautious when finding the right one. Many products at your local garden and hardware store will only have pesticides for edible vegetables and non-edible flowers. Stay away if you have to, but if you need to make a purchase, ask your local technician to help you make a better decision.