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Integrated Pest Management for Cannabis Plants in OKC

Whether you’re a home-grower or a major cannabis facility, OKC Mosquito Militia is here to help keep your cannabis plants pest-free! Integrated Pest Management (IPM) promotes healthy, pest-free crops with scientific and experience-based techniques while using our best-practices approach to prevent and treat pests.

Through prevention, exclusion, treatment, and monitoring of pests, IPM is a low-toxicity approach to preserve the marketability of your cannabis crop. Our organic greenhouse cannabis pest control services provide a solution to maintaining the growth of your plant while eradicating the pests that can harm it. Reach out to our pest control company for a free estimate today!

BENEFITS OF INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT FOR CANNABIS PESTS
 

  • Eco-friendly and lowers impact of pesticides on the environment
  • Reduces the likelihood of water contamination
  • Promotes healthier cannabis plants
  • Protects non-targeted species
  • Drastically reduces pesticide residue
  • Reduces the number of pesticide applications
  • Protects human health
  • Maintains a balanced ecosystem
  • Pests don't develop as strong of a resistance to pesticides
  • Most importantly, kills cannabis pests!

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As a small business, you want to maximize your profits. However, when you see pests, such as aphids, ants, whiteflies, and spider mites eating your cannabis plants, you are literally watching your profits being eaten. So what can you do?

Integrated Pest Management is the solution. By using natural methods to rid your cannabis plants of pests, OKC Mosquito Militia can help you end the digestion of your profits. IPM is an ecosystem-based pest control solution that uses the principles of biology to monitor and control pests. This pest control method is flexible and can be altered as your pests' change. Every pest is evaluated individually with a different pest control treatment plan for each pest. Some of these will overlap with others, however.

IPM also offers biological control methods, which is the use of natural enemies of pests to help control the pest problem. There are many types of helpful insects that can be introduced, such as ladybugs to eat the aphids, that our OKC Mosquito Militia employs as well. The beauty of IPM is that there are so many different solutions, from biological and cultural to physical and mechanical controls that will help to rid you of your pest problem. The goal is to help you produce maximum yields, which translates into the biggest profit for your cannabis business. Our pest control company ensures your cannabis pest control is safe and effective. Call today!

The Principles of IPM

  • Identifying the pests
  • Monitoring their progression
  • Decide when to take action
  • Focus on prevention and suppression
  • Use minimal amount of pesticides
  • Using natural predators to curtail your pests
  • Evaluation of methods
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TOP THREE PESTS THAT COULD BE HARMING YOUR CANNABIS PLANTS

  1. Spider Mites. Small, oval bugs with 6-8 legs that suck the necessary chlorophyll your cannabis needs to thrive. They also spin webs to protect their offspring, so be on the look-out for the silky string on leaves and buds.
  2. Fungus Gnats. Tiny, black flying bugs that love the cold, moist soil of your cannabis plants. These gnats can infest the soil thus potentially damaging the roots of the plant.
  3. Aphids. Little, yellow winged bugs that reproduce quickly are typically found in cannabis leaves. Not only will these bugs consume the nutrients of the cannabis plant, but their feces can attract ants, causing more potential problems.

Oklahoma cannabis growers know they can’t allow pests to destroy their crops, but they also can’t market their products if they use toxic pest treatment solutions. OKC Mosquito Militia offers the best solution to keeping your cannabis plants naturally healthy. Through the use of IPM pest control management, you can rest assured that you are not only getting rid of pests that are eating your livelihood, but you are also helping the planet be more sustainable and preserving it for future generations. If you’re a grower in OKC, Edmond, or the surrounding areas, contact us today to learn more and get a free quote.

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Growing cannabis can be a tricky deal, especially if you think you're one of those people who tend to kill plants rather than grow them. Know that even if you think you're not a plant person, you can most definitely grow cannabis.

OKC Mosquito Militia offers cannabis pest control services in Oklahoma City and Edmond. We have over 30 years of combined experience helping you get rid of pests, such as mosquitos, termites, bees, wasps, grub worms, lice, and more. We offer top-notch pest control services that utilize the principles of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) to get rid of the pests that attack your cannabis crops, such as spider mites and aphids. Below, we'll offer up tips on how you can better grow cannabis. Contact us for cannabis pest control services today!

OUTDOOR TIPS FOR GROWING CANNABIS

Choose the Right Location

Cannabis plants love the sunlight, so planting them in a location where they can get at least five solid hours of sunlight a day is ideal. Most of the time, you have a nice wide area, unless you are only growing small amounts in your backyard garden. Cannabis loves weather around 86 degrees Fahrenheit so just be careful when your location experiences temperature extremes like during the height of summer and the depths of winter.


Wind is Not Your Friend

Wind can do severe damage to your cannabis crop. Many people invest in windbreaks in order to protect their plants. Walls, hedges, or even full-grown trees offer great alternatives for windbreaks. When the crops are young, they can be highly susceptible to wind damage, so it is well worth your time to invest in a good wind break because this could mean the difference between a good crop or not crop at all.


Security is A Must

Cannabis is a valuable crop, and one that can be easily stolen. You must always take precautions against thievery. It's best not to tell everyone you know that you are growing cannabis. Many people don't know what cannabis plants look like, but if you tell everyone about it and then they tell their friends, before you know it, everyone knows you have a cannabis crop. The best scenario is to try to block it from people's view as much as possible.

Choose a Good Soil

Typically, cannabis must begin life indoors during the early spring. This is so they will begin to grow sooner than they would outdoors and they can mature to full height. Once they have grown sufficiently(after about a month), then you can transplant them outdoors. Cannabis plants grow best in acidic soil that has been temperature treated. This soil is typically a mix of perliet ean cocoa plus other organic matter sprinkled in that is non-dirt. You'll also want to add in compost for the added nutrient value.

Silt-rich soil is the best type of soil for growing marijuana plants. It warms quickly, has excellent drainage, holds in moisture, and is easy to use. The best type of silt solid is from the bottom of lakes or riverbeds. Sand soil is a good option. It's main drawback is that it doesn't hold nutrients very well. Clay-based soil should be your last choice. It is heavy and doesn't hold in oxygen too well. You'll need a lot of composting to make this soil grow your cannabis crop. Regular soil is not recommended for growing your cannabis crop.


Water

Cannabis plants need lots of water when they are growing. One of the main benefits of growing cannabis plants outdoors is that they do get whatever rainfall comes your way. However, odds are, you will have to supplement, especially in the hot summer months. You can overwater your cannabis plants, so be sure you don't be zealous about it. A mature cannabis plant needs about 10 gallons of water a day when it's hot outside.

One way to ensure you don't overwater your cannabis plants is by ensuring proper drainage. Waterlogged conditions can cause root disease and end up killing your plants. You can plant your cannabis plants in raised beds or mounts, add in drainage ditches to whisk the extra water away, or add in a layer of rock or gravel.

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PROTECT YOUR CANNABIS FROM PESTS AND PETS WITH CANNABIS PEST CONTROL

Pests and pets have been known to ruin many a cannabis crop. Dogs love to dig and sniff, and pests love to eat, both of which can prove fatal to your delicate plants. Obviously, you don't want to pour chemicals onto your plants when you are growing a crop that is to be consumed in some way, shape, or form by humans. You need an organic way to get rid of pests.

OKC Mosquito Militia offers organic cannabis pest control services. We specialize in IPM methods that use prevention, exclusion, treatment, and then monitoring of your pests in order to minimize the use of pesticides on your crops. The emphasis with IPM is control of pests, not complete elimination. Wiping out pests is often impossible, so why dump a lot of toxic chemicals on plants that can cause more harm than good? Instead, IPM tries to get the number of pests to an acceptable level. We also utilize a lot of biological controls, such as natural predators that will eat your pests.

Our cannabis pest control services are the best in the business, offering an extremely low-toxic way to get rid of pests, such as fungus gnats, ants, whiteflies, and more. We also offer a room sterilization treatment for after your harvest that sterilizes everything in the room, including the air, to provide a sterile environment for starting a new crop. By implementing some of our cannabis growing tips above and calling us for IPM pest control services, you'll have a very successful cannabis crop, indeed. Call an Integrated Pest Management Strategist today in OKC or Edmond for a free estimate!

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