Thrips are narrow-bodied brown/black sap sucking insects approx 2mm long. Feeding damage indicated by fine silvery-white mottling to on flower petals and the upper surface of leaves. Plants and flowers may also become distorted. Some species of thrips can spread certain plant virus diseases on their mouth parts.
Cultural measures: Ensure plants are regularly watered and a cool, humid atmosphere is maintained.
Product solution: Use Provado Ultimate Bug Killer ready to use or concentrate, Sprayday Greenfly Killer.
Plants often affected - gladioli, clematis, privet, onion, leek and pea (pods and leaves).