Pest Control

  • How To Get Rid Of Grasshoppers Fast

    While they may not be as notorious as mites or aphids, you need to know how to get rid of grasshoppers fast if they infest your garden.

    These destructive pests can cause extensive damage to your plants if left to colonize and feed. 

    As voracious feeders, these bugs can eat up to half their body weight in food in less than 24 hours. And your fresh, leafy green foliage is their meal of choice.

    Both adult grasshoppers and nymphs have the potential to take down an entire garden. Luckily, there are some easy ways to eliminate these pests once you detect their presence. 

    In this article, we’ll tell you everything you need to know about how to identify, prevent, and if necessary, get rid of grasshoppers fast.

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  • Septoria Leaf Spot - Prevention & Treatment

    If you have brown discolorations growing on the leaves of your plants, you may be encountering septoria leaf spot, also known as yellow leaf spot.

    This unsightly plant disease is obviously cause for concern, but you don’t need to start stressing just yet. It is usually not fatal, but it can prevent your plants from flowering or producing to their potential. 

    Luckily, we are here to help you identify, prevent, and treat septoria illness should it arise in your garden. Let’s start with some general information, though.

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  • Verticillium Wilt - Prevention & Treatment

    One of your many jobs as a grower is learning about and watching for plant illnesses, one of which is verticillium wilt.

    This soil-borne root illness can wreak havoc on your garden, and doesn’t discriminate on the types of plants it infects - anything with roots is fair game.

    Early detection of this fungus in your garden can be the difference between salvaging remaining plants and having to scrap the entire grow. 

    We’ll teach you how to identify verticillium wilt before it’s too late, and share some ways to prevent it from ever coming to your garden.

    We’ll also explain how to eradicate it if you do end up in a battle against it. But first, let’s begin by talking about what this fungus does.

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  • How To Get Rid Of Mealybugs On your Plants Fast

    One of the common garden pests you need to be wary of are mealybugs.

    Learning how to get rid of mealybugs is a good idea whether you currently are dealing with them or not, because if one day you do deal with an outbreak, you need to act fast to salvage your crop.

    These tiny, white bugs have a scaley-appearance and leave behind honeydew on your foliage which causes tons of problems.

    We’ll teach you how to identify these pesky buggers, along with some best practices for preventing them in the first place.

    If you still find an infestation, we have some natural, organic methods for eradicating them.

    Before all that, though, let’s start with some general information on this troublesome insect.

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  • Fusarium Wilt - Prevention & Treatment

    Fusarium wilt is a detrimental plant fungus that can wreak havoc on your entire grow.

    Treatment of this fungus has low success rates, making prevention crucial. But, if you aren’t familiar with this plant disease, how do you know what to look for? 

    This isn’t as easy to detect as bud rot or powdery mildew, as the disease starts in the soil. But there are still some tell-tale signs you are dealing with an outbreak of fusarium rot. 

    We’ll share some images to help you identify if you do in fact have this issue, and teach you everything you need to know about it.

    We’ll also give you our best prevention methods, along with some last ditch options to save your crop if you suspect your grow is overrun. First, let’s start with the scientific definition.

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  • How To Get Rid Of Aphids On Plants Naturally

    Learning how to get rid of aphids on plants can be the difference between saving your garden or scrapping it, hoping for better luck next time.

    Whether you're growing veggies, flowers, or any other plant you can think of - these are perhaps one of the most common garden pest you'll encounter.

    These pests don't discriminate between indoor or outdoor gardens, but one thing is certain - they will wreak havoc on your plants.

    In this guide, we will teach you how to get rid of aphids on plants if you do find them, along with how to prevent them in the first place.

    But first, we need to teach you what aphids are, what they do, and how to identify them. Early detection is key in permament removal of these pesky buggers, so let's dive in.

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  • The Best Garden Sprayer Of 2021

    As your garden grows, it becomes especially important to use the best garden sprayer possible. This will make things a lot easier for you, the grower, while producing better results with your spraying.

    Here at Hydrobuilder, we offer a wide range of sprayers and foggers for all growers, from small, manual hand pump sprayers to electric backpack sprayers.

    Regardless of how you’re using it, these products will help you keep your grow room or garden in tip-top shape. Before we get to the sprayers, however, we should cover why you need one!

  • Fungus Gnats - How To Prevent And Remove From Your Grow Room

    Fungus gnats are a common indoor grow room pest, and can be incredibly frustrating.

    These small, black, mosquito-like flies reproduce rapidly and endlessly. If you do not take swift action at the first sign of an infestation, you are in for a world of trouble.

    Regardless of whether you are growing indoors or outdoors, you can run into these pesky bugs.

    Luckily, treating your infested grow room or garden can be pretty simple. We will give you a number of ways to eradicate them, ranging from standard pesticides to beneficial bugs.

    First, though, we need to go into more detail into what these bugs actually look like, and how to identify them. There are also a few things you need to know to ensure you aren't inviting them into your garden.

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  • Spider Mites - How To Identify and Remove From Your Garden

    One of the smallest indoor gardening pests, spider mites can also be one of the most devastating to your plants.

    Spider mites are not only hard to see with the naked eye, there are also a variety of species within the mite family. The rate at which these bugs reproduce is incredibly fast, making swift action a necessity.

    A female spider mite can lay approximately 14,000 eggs in her lifetime. If 50% of the eggs are female, the population could exponentially grow to over 1,000,000 mites in your grow room after 4 weeks if they are not taken care of.

    This is why following a grow checklist, and checking your plants thoroughly on a consistent basis is so important.

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  • Powdery Mildew - Definitive Guide To Prevention And Treatment

    One morning you step into your grow room to check your plants, and you notice something alarming - powdery mildew.

    Seemingly overnight, little white splotches have appeared on the leaves of one of your plants.

    You have found a case of powdery mildew, which is one of the most common fungal infections growers will experience.

    If you are combating powdery mildew currently, don’t worry. We will explain how to eradicate it easily.

    But first, let’s discuss it in more detail, and explain how you can take steps to prevent it from infecting your plants in the first place.

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