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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by xr280xr » Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:46 pm

I suspect treating nearby plants to eradicate them from the whole area would also play an important role. I've had them really bad on some of my fruit and vegetable plants in my yard. They've nearly killed my grapes for 3 years now, took out some artichokes, a bunch of strawberries, and more. I'm not sure how they get around from plant to plant so well but they do.
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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by Orit » Thu Apr 06, 2017 4:17 am

They glide along the wind to easily hop to different areas. I've been reading up.

Thanks immemsely for the tips. After I brought the plants in that night and found dozens (who know how many I didnt see) climbing up the pot, I knew I had a serious problem. I love these plants and it's very frustrating to continously see even new traps blacken. Weird thing is, I've never really needed pest control on my tomatoes in years past.

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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by burgertrap » Fri May 19, 2017 1:21 am

I think I might have some aphids on my flytrap. There's a few other holes on two other leaves. I thought they were leftovers at first. They almost look like larvae, I'm not sure. I have noticed that my flytraps growth just seems to have halted overall.

Would Ortho Max be safe to use?
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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by xr280xr » Fri May 19, 2017 4:07 pm

That looks like catarpillar/worm poop to me, which would be consistent with the chewed holes. It looks like a worm may have crawled its way into the trap and then chewed its way out. Aphids don't make holes. I don't know about Ortho Max. Is it the one where the active ingredient is Chlorothalonil?
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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by burgertrap » Fri May 19, 2017 6:01 pm

That makes sense, the trap with the hole in it was set off and it hasn't opened back up. I submerged the leaves in water for 5 minutes yesterday, hopefully it will kill off anything else that might be there. I will have to check the ingredients in the pesticide.

I'm noticing more bite marks and what looks like bug poop. : / I appreciate any tips.

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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by burgertrap » Sat May 20, 2017 3:29 am

Well, I pulled this guy off the trap. I'll be keeping an eye on the plant the next few days.
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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by Orit » Thu Jul 20, 2017 1:24 am

Had a terrible fungus gnat infestation. Traps caught several, but barely put a dent in the population. Neem oil did a great job, while Dewey here is doing a fantastic job with the rest. :D

Purchased 2 months ago and it's easily tripled in size, likely due to the steady meals. It's becoming my favorite sundew.
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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by DivineUK » Sat Jul 22, 2017 3:36 pm

Flea beetle attack!

Never see the damn things on the plant, they're hidden in the peat and are only visible when the plant is watered.

Gonna blast them with Pravado.

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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by DivineUK » Thu Aug 17, 2017 4:01 pm

Is there any evidence to suggest that particular cultivars may attract pests more than others? I have a 'typical' which is kept under exactly the same conditions as my other VFTs, but seems to attract many more parasites. It is currently the largest of my plants, but not by a huge margin. I can't think of any other reason besides its size why it would be getting attacked so often.

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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by ice2k15 » Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:28 pm

would this be okImage

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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by ice2k15 » Thu Sep 07, 2017 10:35 pm

will the stuff in my previous pic harm my cps? i took a pic of all the ingredients and label it self

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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by neil_1821 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:18 pm

I’m having trouble identifying these and was wondering if anyone can shed some light. There is no damage to my flytrap so far, and they’re extremely small and hard to photograph. Any suggestions would be helpful

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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by KategoricalKarnivore » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:25 pm

They look kind of like aphids to me. Do they move around really slow?
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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by neil_1821 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 8:42 pm

Yes they are rather slow but disappear quite quickly if you touch them!

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Re: Pest Identification and Control

by jasmine7596 » Wed May 30, 2018 4:54 pm

Hi, I'm a newbie plant mom located in Ireland and I've just noticed a mealy bug on my venus fly trap, and another much smaller one almost like a fleck of dust on the dish tray when I was watering the plant so I think they might have burrowed into the soil.

I saw that provado is a pesticide I can get my hands on where I live but I'm not exactly sure how it works as a contact pesticide? Does it only work if I spray it directly on the mealy bug or would it work if it's absorbed into the soil to kill the ones that may have burrowed into the soil which I suspect is the case for my plant? When I researched about pest control for carnivorous plant I found that orthene/acephate is a good systemic pesticide, is there an alternative that is available in Ireland that I can start using? I'd much rather take a preventative approach after ridding my plant of the mealy bugs.
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