Ok tough guy , " better check yourself " , , shakin in mi boots bro , your a hard bloke to help mate !
Quote " I researched thrips and it's the best way to get em as they chew deep into the growing tips and contact sprays are less effective requiring more doses "
i took that to mean you can't be bothered with follow up sprays you want a one hit wonder , just how i read it , & spent the rest of the time trying to get you away
yeah i had thrips used neem quite a number of sprays to knock them down , but since running a IPM system , being pre-emptive with neem & silica i haven't had a prob
My first suggestion in my first post was neem & workout how many & frequent sprays based on life cycle , that wasn't good enough based on your research " contact sprays are less effective requiring more doses "
I was & still am trying to help you not hurt yourself or anyone else , if that makes me a dick , put it on a t-shirt for me & ware it proudly
Neem & Silica every 2 to 3 days , more frequent if bad / heavy infestation daily if needed
2,5ml per litre for both & use a blender to help emulsify , $15 mini blenders at Coles
good luck to you