Guard ‘n’ Aid – Insect Catcher – Pack of 5
- A brand by HydroGarden
- Helps control flying insects in your grow-room
- Simple and effective
- Highly attractive colour to insects
- Catches flies and other insects for control and identification
- Each sheet lasts up to 8 weeks – very economical.
- Includes 3 re-usable hanging looks
- Contains 5 in the pack
Catch and identify your pests with this pack of five double-sided glue sheets used to monitor the presence of all flying insects. Use sticky fly traps as part of your routine integrated pest management (IPM) procedure to alert you to a problem before it becomes an infestation.
Insect Catchers are easy-to-use use sheets with a highly sticky coating which traps and holds insects on contact. Insect Catchers are a coloured aureola-yellow which is irresistible to most types of flying insect. The sticky coating lasts for about 8 weeks in normal temperature conditions which makes these Insect Catchers very economical. Insect Catchers have a row of perforations at each end making them easy to hang with their own supplied hooks. Insect Catchers are made of biodegradable material and can be part of an organic pest control program.
Hold the trap at the ends and peel off the backing paper from both sides. One of the supplied hooks can be used to easily hang the Insect Catcher from a suspended pole or hook. Use Insect Catcher at 2-meter intervals for effective insect control. Replace Insect Catchers every 8 weeks or more frequently in temperatures exceeding 25C. Insect Catchers are completely bio-degradable and can be safely thrown away with household rubbish.
Conversions: 1 Teaspoon = 5mL | 1 Tablespoon = 15 mL | 1 Ounce = 30mL | 1 Cup = 240 mL
Disease & Pest Control
Pests and disease cause issues that can have a very detrimental effect on your plant and it’s health. A disease can be genetic, bacterial, viral or fungal in nature; however, it is likely that you will only experience that latter of this list.
Therefore, it is important that you employ good practice in your grow room to help prevent pests and disease.
Keep the floor clean and keep all algal biomass off the surface of your growing media, as this can provide the perfect breeding ground for pests. Regular cleaning will help to keep the biomass at bay.
Growers’ tools often carry many microscopic pests, disease and fungi that could ultimately destroy your crop. This means regular sanitary precautions must be taken. A separate set of indoor tools are easy to keep clean. Disinfect these after each use by soaking in or washing. This is also the case when taking cuttings. Always make sure you have cleaned your scalpel and board, otherwise, you risk not giving them the best possible start.
Take care not to leave any decomposing organic matter in your nutrient solution or any trays; as if it is not removed it can cause depletion in oxygen. Lack of oxygen around the root zone is a leading factor contributing to root death. Roots need oxygen, so that is why it is important to get rid of any decomposing organic matter. In addition, roots should never sit stagnant in nutrient solution; always aerate it with an air stone or air pump.
To limit outbreaks of Botrytis (Bud Rot) and Pythium (Root Rot), it is good practice to wash down all equipment, reservoir, walls and floors and flush irrigation lines in between crops; then allow to air dry. Spray any mother plants down with a neem oil solution, such as Neem Repel before you reintroduce them as an extra line of defence.
Keep an eye out for insects, which may attack your plants. Always hang sticky fly traps in your grow room or greenhouse to trap any unwanted visitors. This will also allow you to identify and treat any possible infestation at an early stage. Avoid using inorganic chemicals whenever possible, especially if you are nearing harvesting. Some insecticides and fungicides are highly toxic and could have a detrimental effect on your plants. If you use an insecticide, be sure to use one based on natural active ingredients, such as Guard’n’Aid PestOFF; after all, you will probably be consuming part or all of your plant sooner or later – don’t poison yourself.
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About Guard ‘n’ Aid
Guard ‘n’ Aid is a brand by 1 of the UK’s largest hydroponic suppliers; HydroGarden.
Guard’n’Aid is a range of products designed to treat and control pests and disease in your grow room, conservatory or greenhouse. The products include natural insect killing spray, natural fumigators, disease control and sticky fly traps.
From HydroGardens website:
“HydroGarden is a company that is dedicated to challenging conventional thinking by using its available resources and developing new technologies to help drive positive change within the hydroponics industry. We want to help educate our consumers and provide a range of innovative products that meet the needs and requirements of the hydroponics market. Our goal is to be innovative, positive and commercial.”
HydroGarden has been supplying specialist Hydroponic equipment to the trade since February 1996. We have become a leader in the market and regularly supply products and services to retailers within the UK and abroad, as well as to an ever-increasing number of commercial growers and research organisations. As we do not supply direct to the public we are able to focus on providing the reseller with a service and product range unequalled in the market. We are a customer orientated company with a mission to bring innovative and high-quality products to the market.
HydroGarden not only distributes world leading brands but we also manufacture our own range of products, giving you the greatest opportunity to source the best hydroponic and horticultural products in the world. Our range of added value services and marketing initiatives give our clients the edge in an expanding and increasingly competitive market.