Thrips

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    luvhummers2az
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    Is there any non-toxic way to control thrips?  My neighbor gave me a white rose in honor of my deceased husband.  Even though it is not flowering yet,  I’m quite sure that I will be dealing with thrips.  They are so bad here the past few years that several of us in the neighborhood have even lost trees because of them.  I was surprised because I thought they were only a problem for white or light colored roses.  Shows how much I don’t know, doesn’t it? LOL  I don’t want to use systemic insecticides because of harming bees, buterflies, hummers, etc that will visit the roses.

    Thank you.

    Darlene


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    Gayle
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    There are non toxic insecticides on the market or you could try soapy water.  I never knew they bothered anything but roses either.

    Here’s a couple sites on safe ways to control them.  Neem oil & Insecticidal Soap sound good on this one.

    http://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/houseplant-pests/thrips-control/

    Here’s another one.  This one is Organic

    https://www.thcfarmer.com/community/threads/how-to-kill-your-thrips.19567/

    I just googled “Safe Way To Kill Thrips”

     


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    luvhummers2az
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    Thank you Gayle.  Will look for the Monterey Spinosad Organic Garden Spray and be ready when those thrips come to attack my white rose!  Always amazes me how tiny little insects can cause so much damage.  Proves there is strength in numbers I guess.  LOL

    Darlene


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