Pest Control

Applying Gnatrol

Definition: Gnatrol is a bacterial larvicide that paralyzes and kills fungus gnat larvae. It does not kill existing adult fungus gnats.  Target Pests: Fungus Gnat Larvae Frequency: Once every 3 weeks Dosing Location: Directly to growing media Dosing per Farm: The ratio of Gnatrol powder to water is 1.25 grams : 1 L liter of water For […]

Apply Isopropyl Alcohol

Target Pests: All pests Frequency: As needed, for infestations Dosing Location: Directly on plants and growing media. Kills pests on contact. Materials: 99% Isopropyl alcohol undiluted Sprayer Safety Equipment: Goggles, safety gas mask, rubber gloves Protocol: DO NOT apply alcohol spray without first putting on all safety equipment. Fill the 1 liter hand sprayer with 1/2 liter of […]

Preparing Pest Traps – Vinegar Traps

Target Pests: Fruit flies  Frequency: Once every 4 weeks Dosing Location: On floor near perimeter of room closest to infestation Trap Materials: 1/2 cup apple cider vinegar 1 tsp unscented dish soap Small deli container (16 oz) Safety Equipment: Rubber gloves Protocol:  Punch x9 holes in the lid of a 16oz plastic container. Fill with 1/2 cup apple […]

Releasing Beneficial Insects – Nematodes

Target Pests: Thrips, Fungus gnats, Shore flies Frequency: Once per week Dosing Location: Directly to all mature plants and growing media Dosing per Farm: 25 million pack: Gym / SG 10 million pack: ICE Safety Equipment: Rubber gloves Dosing Protocol: Avoid using any sprays (nematode, Gnatrol, alcohol) on areas where predatory mites were distributed for at least […]

Releasing Beneficial Insects – Mini Sachets

Target Pests: Thrips Frequency: Once every 4 weeks Dosing Location: Directly to all mature plants  Dosing per Farm: 50 mini sachets split between Gym / SG 50 mini sachets at ICE Safety Equipment: Rubber gloves Dosing Protocol: All mini sachets need to be released the day that they are received.  Collect old mini sachets and dispose […]

Releasing Beneficial Insects – Lady Bugs

Target Pests: Aphids Frequency: Once every 4 weeks or in the event of aphid outbreak Dosing Location: Directly to all mature plants focusing on site of aphid infestation Dosing per Farm: ICE: 1500 bugs Gym: 3000 bugs SG: 1500 bugs Safety Equipment: Rubber gloves Dosing Protocol: All ladybugs must be released on the day they are […]

Pest Control (Germination Trays) – Flies

Identify the pest-ridden garden tray and move it to work station Dilute hydrogen peroxide in solution with 50% of water Spray generously on growth medium Use a chopstick to remove entire individual growth medium pods that did not germinate If it is a broadcast germination tray, tease apart the seedlings gently and spray generously on […]

Checking for Pests

Identifying that pests are present, and attempting to identify which kind