Whitefly on seedlings

Safe to use Bergmans bug blaster on wk 1 seedlings?

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@MattyBear ? @dbrn32

If it’s done at lights out and in a small dose it should be ok, but I’m not 100% sure on that. @garrigan62 have you used the Flower Power line and know if it’s ok to spray a seedling with the bug blaster?

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No haven’t used any other products, have been on the conservative side with pesticides and have had good results, but these (newbies) need attention and I don’t want to hurt em. Thanks for the response, any feedback is enjoyed & appreciated…

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Never used it or dealt with white flies, so I’m not really sure.

Yes I had a while back. No I wouldn’t use it on a seedling, You most likely cause more problem than you already have and we don’t want that, that’s for sure.
If your sure it’s White Fly then try using soap and water. This for sure will not hurt your seedling

Hope this info helps if ya need more help please ask away


Please be careful using this. Let alone smoking buds from plants this was used on.

“Pyrethrins and pyrethroids interfere with the way that the nerves and brain function. If you get a large amount of pyrethrins or pyrethroids on your skin, you may get feelings of numbness, itching, burning, stinging, tingling, or warmth that could last for a few hours. You are not likely to be exposed to amounts of pyrethrins or pyrethroids by breathing air, eating food, or touching anything that would cause enough pyrethrins or pyrethroids to enter your body and cause other problems. But if very large amounts of these chemicals were to enter your body, you might experience dizziness, headache, and nausea that might last for several hours. Larger amounts might cause muscle twitching, reduced energy, and changes in awareness. Even larger amounts could cause convulsions and loss of consciousness that could last for several days. Allergic reactions have been seen in a few individuals who used products that contain pyrethrins or pyrethroids. There is no evidence that pyrethrins or pyrethroids cause birth defects in humans or affect the ability of humans to produce children. There is evidence from animal studies that pyrethrins and pyrethroids might be capable of causing cancer in people, but the evidence comes from animals that ate very large amounts of pyrethrins or pyrethroids for a lifetime.”

Source: Public Health Statement for Pyrethrins and Pyrethroids

I would consider Spinosad, beneficial predatory insects, soil mites, sticky traps, nematodes, and/or to address pest issues.

Prevention, however, is much easier than combating an existing infestation. voe

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Don’t let people scare you too much on pesticides… nothing available today comes close to what was widely accepted in the 60’s and 70’s… (typical high 90s active loads compared to single digits). It’s just not in the same ballpark. (Compare chloradane to Bifen IT, termidor, or tempo sc)…

Try to use mechanical, cultural or biological control when you can. If not sometimes a pesticide is the lesser of two evils. There is no regulation per the EPA nor any state DOA that I know of stating what can be labeled as “organic” or “natural”. Other companies or organizations define these but every single one is different. Many times these products either A)do not work (garlic spray) or B) have higher pytotoxic properties than a pyrethroid/pyrethrin/neonicotinoid…

I use products that I don’t have to apply directly to the plant but rather in the same area. This works for me. Anyone else wanna use snake oil be my guest but always look to use one of the other aforementioned forms of control in addition to or in place of. Just my opinion of course :slight_smile:

** I will say there are products on the market that I do stay away from in general like fumigants and any organophosate (naled)

Can someone please help me identify this problem and help me find a solution??

would be best to post your own topic asking for advice…rather than redirecting the comments from the original topic.