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    Thrips...great

    So some of my sarracenia have thrips, mainly my flavas.....which explains the deformed growth this season, ive sprayed with orthene today....any other ways to get rid of them?

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    Only the nuclear Orthene route has worked for me. I tried various neem preparations but I was treating everything every two weeks.

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    oh yeah the nuke route again.....hahaha i just went through this a few months ago with those blasted mites....
    this time it wasnt a vendor that got me, it was mother nature...and just before i leave for florida...
    ugh.
    gonna fight these little ******** like none other....

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    YEAH! You show them!

    Man, that really sucks. :/ At the worst possible time.
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    Neem once a week for four (I think) weeks eliminated the one and only thrips infestation I ever saw. Waiting two weeks between doses is too long and allows some of the little things to get through their life stages.

    Spraying something like Orthene kills all the little predators that take care of most pest infestations outdoors, leading to more and more outbreaks by more and more things. It doesn't happen often, but when I see something is attacking a CP during the outdoor season, I move the CP into the densest growth of flowers or weeds I can find and leave it there a few days. Whatever was bothering it will be gone. The CPs lead a pretty isolated existence, sitting in trays of water, so sometimes I have to take the pests to the predators.
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    Savage garden suggests that mealy bug destroyers and lady bugs get eaten by the pitcher plants rather than eating any pest bugs.

    That said, I agree with resorting to chemicals only after all other options are exhausted.

    Quote Originally Posted by herenorthere View Post
    Neem once a week for four (I think) weeks eliminated the one and only thrips infestation I ever saw. Waiting two weeks between doses is too long and allows some of the little things to get through their life stages.

    Spraying something like Orthene kills all the little predators that take care of most pest infestations outdoors, leading to more and more outbreaks by more and more things. It doesn't happen often, but when I see something is attacking a CP during the outdoor season, I move the CP into the densest growth of flowers or weeds I can find and leave it there a few days. Whatever was bothering it will be gone. The CPs lead a pretty isolated existence, sitting in trays of water, so sometimes I have to take the pests to the predators.

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    I speak from experience and a dense growth of weeds & flowers seems to solve every pest problems I put in there. One exception is that my plant beds tend to be kind of sluggy and it's important to make sure that whatever goes in there for removal of some other problem doesn't become slug food.
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    For sparta!

    Spray em foo', spray em good.

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