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They are around 1 mm at length.

Thrips on a cucumber flower

They are sucking the leaves fluids and scrubbing the leaves and fruits.

Symptoms of thrips scratches on hot pepper leaves
Scratches of thrips on tomato leaf
scratchs of thrips on tomato leaf
Scratches of thrips on lettuce leaves
Scratches of thrips on tomato fruits
Scratches of thrips on cannabis leaves

They can cause deformed fruits, specially to cucumber,

as a result of eating the flower’s pollen

Deformed cucumbers caused by thrips in earlier stages of the fruits

And can also transfer several viruses, especially in tomato and pepper.

Deforned leaves of hot pepper caused by a virus
Deformed leaves of tomato caused by virus.
Tswv virus in tomato tansfered by thrips
tomato plant damage by tswv (tomato spotted wilt virus) transfered by thrips
Tomato fruits from a plant damaged by tswv
Tswv demage to pepper

It is recommended to use at least 4 kinds of different pesticides,

and alternate between them every 3 days,

in order to overcome pest’s resistance, and completely exterminate them.

For further information about this, read this post , and this post also.

Best pesticides for thrips,

Active ingredients:

1. Spinetoram           

 2. Spinosad                

 3. Chlorfenapyr       

 4. Formetanate         

 5. Acrinathrin            

 6. Spirotetramat      


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