Once in flowering, how do you treat whiteflies?

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Just like the post says. Im in week 6 1/2 and just noticed some white spots on my leaves, and looking at them closer not only is there white spots on the actual leaves but also little whiteflies. My question is: Since the plants are producing buds right now, what can I treat this with??

Background - 100% organic soil(promix mixed with worm castings and tomato tone, no nutrients. Just plain RO water). One plant is Norther Lights, other is Blueberry, both from ILGM. 600w Viparspectra LED.


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SNS 209. for leaf eating,biting and sucking pests.. Sierra Natural Sciences formula 209 will work with some yellow traps. just one full drench will help tamp with some yellow traps. even two drenches back to back once dried but then prior to harvest give it no less than a week or 1.5 weeks to mellwo out and breakdown.but will not effect taste or anything like that. great product.
 

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White fly ruined my outdoor crop. Once they begin your have to get them under control asap. It sucks that they appeared so late into flowering. Hopefully all works out man. Will be holding thumbs.

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Went to my local shop and picked up yellow tape, seems to be the common solution. I have also heard of ladybugs? I live in the desert where we lately have been hitting 120 outside. Not sure about shipping those little guys and do not want to receive 1500 dead bugs.

Really appreciate the feedback everyone. Another thing that I have notice is some white spots on the leaves? I don't not believe that it is from mold, I could be wrong. Again, only thing I feed these girls is RO water. I am running 100% organic.

Let me know thoughts,

Picture closest to the edge of tent is blueberry other is NL.(zoom into leaves and you will see what I'm talking about)

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I just got white flies myself.
I'm in early flower with my crop circle and still veg on the black cream and mephisto's.
I did a round of neem oil at 1tbsp/gal and tried the same with dawn soap.
It helped since I see less today, but will have to be consistent, I think.
 

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Just a little update. I did some hand trimming of fan leaves that had flies on them and hung yellow tape. Seemed to have rectified the problem at this time.

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Yes, I realize this is an aged post.....but wanted to provide a heads up to folks trying the neem solution----please do NOT use Dawn !

It can very easily fry plants. Use a natural soap like Bastille, or cheap crap from dollar store (that contains zero bleach or anti bacterial). I screwed my first harvest doing that. Still IN first harvest......just discovered one of my 9 autos teaming w/ white fly maggots.

I cut off all fan (and sugar unfortunately) with these little bastards on them. Luckily they haven't made it into the buds yet. Problem is I have 2 weeks left, just trimmed a bundle of nice leaves......I still have enough left on, I think, to complete harvest, but......very painful experience from.

I have found that a DRY q-tip and a DRY paper towel lets me examine and crush those I find sneaking close to buds. I don't want to spray them since I'm so very close to harvest......it takes a lot of time picking each off, but the numbers have declined substantially doing so. I also have yellow sticky tape up in their caged area (also a half piece I've stuck in the soil at base of plant). Fingers crossed !

Why I say DRY is that the wet q-tips can't grab the bug as easy......

Lord knows this first harvest has been beyond hard......I've battled every pest mold & fungus there is out there thus far. Good advice I have for other newbs like me?

Have EVERYTHING on hand at the ready......be PROACTIVE........treating before you have the issue is so much easier than after. Good luck fellow growers. We are learning no matter what happens with our curing jars ----if they're empty? ah well......they'll be full eventually!
 
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