Common Grow Room Pests
The following insect pests are common to the indoor grow room. More often than not when a new gardener is having a problem in the grow room, the problem is misdiagnosed as a nutrient issue. The damage caused by some of these insects can look very similar to nutrient lockout or a PH issue.
Indoor gardeners have many options to control insects. Cleanliness and prevention are the top 2. An insect problem that isn’t put in check immediately will lead to disease and crop failure. Natural-organic sprays like neem and pyrethrum work very well for many insects, resulting to chemicals should be a last resort.
Spray plants as little as possible and only use contact sprays that are approved for edible plants. Seedlings and cuttings should not be sprayed before they are a month old and have rooted. Hopefully, if you have been attentive to the garden and watch closely for any of the signs of an insect problem, you will have things under control prior to initiating the flower cycle. But if you are having a tough time of it, definitely avoid spraying during the last few weeks of flowering. If your problems are extreme, your best solution will be to destroy your plants, thoroughly clean the room and wipe everything down with a 5% bleach solution.