View Full Version : F*&^ing worms are back...any ideas to get rid
07-08-2006, 04:41 PM
Fuuuking lit'l bastards are back...this despite the fact I've sprayed Safer's Caterpillar Killer about every 3rd-4th day....
Is there anything else I can do?
They are starting to knaw at the little buds..and doing a pretty good number. I pick off what I can see... but it's really pissing me off...
Thanks to all
ps.. to make matters worse my neighbor is having work done on the house and the ONLY area my garden is visible from other than from directly above is from their roof... given the plants are pushing... 3-5' (different varieties) I'm now thinking I need to build a sorta lean to/raised cover with a sunscreen netting on top... figure I can do this with PVC pipe for the frame..
I am a scripted med user but nonetheless..need no hassles...
07-08-2006, 04:50 PM
I'd post pix but for some reason can't get the allowable kb correct...
07-08-2006, 09:22 PM
Hi OLU......unless you want to up the ante with more toxic sprays, you might be able to blast the little buggers off of your buds with a jet of water with a spray bottle, however getting the buds soaked may not be a good idea......the tedious exercise of picking them off one by one may be your best bet.
Consider tying your plants down for much lower profile, they won't be as easy to recognize....... I use stakes and 50-70lb monofilament, if you bend them gradually over you can eventually turn your plants into a ground vine bristling with colas!!!
07-09-2006, 03:21 AM
Try the tobacco/neem/garlic spray.
That is unless they are smoking 20 cigs a day already.
BT works well with most all worms. Seems to take a while though.
This is the little bitty green worms that you're talking about, right OLU.
And like TC said, bacco works well with soft bodied buggers. Get some loose tobacco (say 1oz) and soak it for a day in a quart of water. Strain and spray the buggers with it, the nicotine does very well on worms, aphids, mites and various other things. This is from experience and not a book, worked well for me.
OLU, chk PM.
Forgot to add, if you use the tobacco, be sure to wash hands before touching your plants.
Made a post in First Aid of some info I heard the other day.
07-16-2006, 04:21 AM
remember we had these last year too...sorry bastards.....been lucky so far , just south of you OLU , i have been using and spraying the BT on a regular basis...
the flamethrower is my backup plan.....
Joe King Park
07-16-2006, 07:41 AM
in future smear your stalks with Tanglefoot, and if using a growing container of any sort, apply around the lip, creating a very effective barrier
i myself have a plant that had a little green caterpillar, which i just found yesterday
just the one , but such indiscriminate damage from top to bottom
i had previously used "Genius Oil", but like most ANutes, notice no difference
does antone else use Genius Oil ?
in the near future i will be growing in a medium where insects CANNOT Live !
Diahydro ( diatamaceous earth - Fresh Water sourced )
the dust given off and ingested by any insects acts like a 1000 razorblades and every mite , or FungusGnat larvae, or whatever, will die a slow and agonising death
Sharp Sand , or sometimes called Silver Sand is available at your local nursery
its not as good as diahydro , but when used as a top dressing, really discourages a myriad of bugs, slugs and snails
Hey Bigsur51; thats some Zippo you got there,lol
07-16-2006, 10:59 AM
I hate these buggers also.They really did a number on me last year. The slimy trail they leave behind causes mold to form deep in the buds and your done for atleast in my area with the humidity.
Joe King Park
07-16-2006, 12:53 PM
since cannabis is considered a "Short Season Plant", Fungus Gnats, or Scariad Fly as they are also known cause a lot more damage to a motherplant than a clone
really let your medium dry out between waterings
i've only used silver sand/ sharp sand, in combination with yellow sticky traps got rid of the problem without resorting to some chemical
keep humidity right down also
07-17-2006, 03:09 PM
Can you use the tobacco/garlic/pepper spray when the plants are in bud???
07-20-2006, 08:43 AM
Skip the garlic, neem and pepper and just use nicotine spray. I think I'd cut crew's ratio, and I always use cigarettes not loose tobacco. Cigs have highest nicotine count, which is why they are so addictive. Get a pack of Camel studs (ie: no filter), bust two or three of them up in a quart of water and soak 24 hrs. Strain and spray plants with remaining nicotine water. Here's the beauty part...this spray will break down in 48 hrs. from sunlight! It leaves no taste and can be used as little as a week before harvest if need be. Next year spray with BT early on in plants life cycle. One application did me last year, and those little buggers have always been a problem for me. BTW, they are coming from a small white moth, about the size of a dime. Kill them, and the eggs never get laid that become the worm.
If you can capture a few you might stake them up at the four corners of your compound ala Colonel Kurtz. Warn the little fuckers that you mean business!!
08-20-2006, 08:58 PM
natural predators are good to use, the ground beetle is great, they will eat slugs, snails, caterpillars, grubs and maggots, they will winter over and should be there every year, a good benefical bug, you can use used coffee grounds for like slugs and snails, wrap a fly catcher around the mid section of yer pot, can use dawn dishsoap and spray worms, and i mix a little rubbing alcohol in the water also, don't know what it will do to herbs though, works on house plants, also some hover flies and pirate bugs love caterpillars, mrs ole henry
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10-16-2009, 05:35 AM
i got a problem on sorta the same line i got clones in peat pellets and they went in 3 in rock wool and there in a table of hydroton ebb flow and i just noticed 1 wasnt doing to good so i did a little investigation and there were lil white slugs comming out of the peat pellet so how so i kill them without killing the plant and its kind of odd for it to happen since i use 60 ml of 29% peroxide in my 30 gl res
10-16-2009, 12:44 PM
Here's an faq I had back on OG... that might help:
How to make your own neem extract solution
Neem insecticide classification: organic, systemic, preventative, general insecticide
50g Neem cake
1 liter water
Neem cake is not a cake, per s
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