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Pest Control

by Zstaxx » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:10 am

I noticed there are quite a few little green bugs on one of my flytraps. Are these mites? SHould I spray them with something like this? http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/other- ... e-miticide

Does anyone else have any tips?
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by Frothy_Milk » Mon Jun 05, 2017 1:29 am

I'm pretty sure they are aphids. If you see your plant having holes in them it definitely is an aphid case. There is a thread about pest identification on the forum.


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Re: Pest Control

by cjpflaumer » Mon Jun 05, 2017 2:59 am

They are definitely aphids. They are fairly easy to get rid of. If you just wipe them off for several days that can be enough unless it's really out of control. Any of the recommended insecticides will easily take care of them.

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Re: Pest Control

by uusa2000 » Mon Jun 05, 2017 5:59 am

Traps can't eat them?

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Re: Pest Control

by cjpflaumer » Mon Jun 05, 2017 6:15 am

uusa2000 wrote:Traps can't eat them?

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Aphids move very slowly they would never be able to trigger the trap. Also since they only eat plant juice they probably would give very little to the plant.

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Re: Pest Control

by Fishkeeper » Tue Jun 06, 2017 3:18 pm

The aphids are too small for the traps to close around, and, as you can see, they get on the outside of the trap where they can't be reached.

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Re: Pest Control

by Branmuffin » Tue Jun 06, 2017 8:46 pm

I highly suggest using Neem Oil if it is available to you. Very safe to use on your plants and works very very well. I have used it to control aphids on my VFT and also trees.

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Re: Pest Control

by rulen24 » Tue Jun 06, 2017 10:33 pm

Lots of Aphids, make sure to get every one as if you miss just one it will lay loads of eggs. I recommend a systemic insecticide and spray it all over the plant.

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Re: Pest Control

by TheGamingReptile » Wed Jun 07, 2017 4:21 pm

Zstaxx wrote:I noticed there are quite a few little green bugs on one of my flytraps. Are these mites? SHould I spray them with something like this? http://www.flytrapcare.com/store/other- ... e-miticide

Does anyone else have any tips?

A very easy tecnique is to put the plant underwater for two minutes so you can drown them

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Re: Pest Control

by Fishkeeper » Sat Jun 10, 2017 3:53 am

Several hours of being submerged is a better plan, and you may need to repeat it in a week or so in case any eggs escape.


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