We carry insecticides and pesticides to combat almost any attacking pests. From Aphids and Mites to Thrips and Whiteflies GrowersHouse has solutions to your pesky pest problems.
Insecticides are just one type of pesticide, specific to insects. While pesticides are meant to deal with a wide range of pests in general, from insects to nematodes, mites, and fungi.
Aphids are attracted to weak or stressed plants and can appear as pear-shaped insects that can be black, gray, green, yellow, or even pink, sometimes they will have wings. Aphids suck sap from your plants and leave a sticky secretion that can attract other bugs. They can also spread disease from plant to plant, so treatment with water and insecticidal soap are effective ways of controlling aphids. Aphids are much more common outdoors than indoors.
It's the pale, translucent maggot larva of Fungus Gnats that get at your plant's roots, but the adults are relatively harmless (until they lay more eggs of course!) They are most common in the dark, damp areas at the base of hydroponic plants, but can be disastrous once an infestation has occurred. Treat by removing any Algae they feed on then by setting up sticky traps to catch the adults. Sprays of neem oil, insecticidal soap, and pyrethrin are effective means of dealing with adults as well.
Spider Mites are the most common of all the indoor garden pests. These tiny arachnids are so small you may not notice them until they've caused significant damage to your plants. Spider mites harm your plants by taking juices from the stems and are most common under dry conditions. Isolate infested plants as soon as possible. Mites can often be controlled with Pyrethrin a naturally occurring substance in chrysanthemums, which paralyzes bugs and stops spider mites from feeding.
Dealing with yellow, brown, or black Thrips that suck plant juices, can become a challenge with their short life cycle of only a few weeks. Thrips also target your plant's buds and flowers so treatment and prevention are both vital to keeping these pesky critters at bay. Sticky traps and insecticidal soap are effective means of destroying them before they become an issue.
Whiteflies are a tiny, white insect that sucks plant juices at both the wingless and winged stages which leave behind a secretion that breeds fungus called sooty mold. Parasitic wasps can be used in larger grow operations, but removing the eggs from the bottom of leaves before they hatch is the most effective prevention. Sticky traps and neem oil sprays will disrupt the whitefly's life cycle keeping them from becoming egg-laying adults.