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    • #3961
      Keith
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      I’ve done nothing do far but feel like maybe I’ve just gotten lucky with no bugs.  I really feel like I should be proactive about pests.

    • #3979
      Brad104
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      Believe it or not Neem oil is what I use for pretty much everything big, fungi and mold related.The stuff is my go to first for real.I personally like Neem oil.Ive had great results with it bro.

      • #3980
        Keith
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        Do you use it as a preventative or when you have a problem?

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      Brad104
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      When I have a problem,I’m always if it doesn’t need fixing you know the rest my friend I wish you the best

      • #4126
        Keith
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        That’s how I’ve been but I’d be devastated if I got pests.  I’m thinking I’ll prob do some preventive.

    • #4133
      Brad104
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      Hey that’s why this forum is great to each there own,in the end it’s up to us to decide if something someone else says isn’t necessarily the same thing you believe is right 👍 I just offer as honestly what I have personaly done and experienced bro, and from then on it’s up to the individual right.Im just getting at I don’t pre treat for bug’s but who am I to say that it’s wrong you get me .I enjoy talking to all of you guys.I will be doing quite a few things differently now because of you guys and spider farmer forum, believe that.I appreciate you though @keith

      • #4135
        Keith
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        I’m not sure yet what I’ll do.  I don’t like the thought of spraying the plants with anything.  I gotta do some more research.

    • #4168
      Somatek
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      I mention the weekly spray I use as a preventative as part of my IPM in this thread about properly mixing oils for home made sprays.

      To get into more detail at this time of year with the temps dropping and bugs looking for warm rooms to move into, not to mentino PM spores all around, I do a weekly spray as a preventative to keep my room clean until winter.  Once it’s frozen outside, no pests in sight and spores out of the air; I’ll stop as I find there’s no need until the spring when I’ll start up again as pathogens start the next years cycle.

      On top of sprays as part of my IPM  I consider all possible contamination points and eliminate them.  For example I usually shower before gardening and then work in fresh underwear so I know I’m not carrying any bugs/spores in on my clothes/skin.  Plus it’s more comfortable as I don’t do well in the heat lol.

      Ideally I try to have filters on my intake fans but I currently don’t.  If I’m harvesting outdoors I’ll put tanglefoot on the drying lines so any mites trying to walk off get stuck and can’t infest my room.  I have no problem using permethrin (long acting synthetic form of pyrethrums) around door ways between crops to form barriers deterring pests.  Using microbial innoculants or activated compost tea in my case is another element of IPM to reduce pathogen pressure, removing dead plant matter regularly and composting it separately from the grow is another example.  IPM covers a bunch of cultural practices around keeping rooms clean and sterile from pathogens, not just the pesticides used on crops.

      • #4188
        Keith
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        I’ll go check that thread out now.  That was all very good info.  There was a lot to learn in there.  I try not to go back their either unless I’m clean.  I didn’t think about the weather making bugs want to come in but it makes perfect sense.   I’ll go check out that spray now.  Thanks for the reply.

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