What to Do if a Weed Plant Has Bugs
Posted by ganjafarmer on October 20, 2007
It’s a question that leads many stoners to these pages: what do I do if my marijuana plant has bugs? It’s a tricky one, because the yield and THC content of your plants are very sensitive to chemical balances. Bugs change this balance, but on the other hand so do chemicals to kill bugs.
The obvious answer is: go organic. I personally believe that the first line of defense should be garlic extract. This does nothing to your plants and it has a good chance of killing some or all of the bugs on your weed plant. If this doesn’t work, you’re going to have to bring in the bigger guns.
Spidermites are the most likely bug to infest your weed plant. You can spot their eggs as tiny black dots (REALLY tiny, like if they were any smaller you couldn’t see them) on the underside of the leaves. To kill these suckers, you’re going to have to buy something. I recommend Spidermite Control from The Grow Shop because it’s cheap (€12,61), totally organic and does the job even if your spidermite problem is out of control.
Fungi can also be a problem for your weed plant. Unfortunately, once fungi sets in you can only really limit its spread. However, there are some leaf sprays that you can use that also double as nutrient sprays. I found this one, Leafcoat, for only €7,16. Totally organic, prevents fungi, scares away bugs and promotes THC production. Definitely a good buy.
The bottom line with bug control in weed plants is that prevention is better than cure. I would definitely recommend picking up some of this leaf coat stuff at The Grow Shop, before bugs become a problem.
(Image courtesy of ManiacWorld)