If you have found your plants overrun with spider mites, thrips or aphids and you can’t stand the stink of neem oil, then a good alternative is pyrethrum, derived from the chrysanthemum family. This powerful fogger can be set to go off like a bomb or sprayed on target areas if preferred and unlike many pesticides is not very toxic to humans and breaks down quickly under the light. It has also been used as a pesticide in plants, in gardens, on livestock, and on stored foods for 100’s of years.
The pros of this product are its rapid effect on killing unwanted bugs without harming good bugs, its impressive coverage (3,000 cubic feet), and an option for single or multiple use. However, cons are that it should not be used once flowering has begun and certainly not within 3 weeks of harvest and it can cause skin irritation and be more toxic when heated or smoked if traces remain on your buds.