Mold and Pest

Mold is commonly found on medical cannabis. It is more common than pests and pesticides. Mold thrives in warmer areas, making Arizona the perfect environment to grow. Mold only needs 14% humidity to start growing. Moldy cannabis has a stale aroma and it can affect its potency. Make sure you are checking your meds before medicating.

Arizona Analytical provides Microbial Testing for mold. This can take four to five days to confirm how many colonies of mold have grown on the sample provided to us and determine the type of mold/fungi found. Below are a few pictures from the results of microbial testing.

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We are not only here to help detect what is contaminating your product, but also to help to find the source and help create a corrective action plan to clean and decontaminate any required area. That is why we offer a range of services such as environmental swabs of your production facility to help track the source of the contamination.

There are many different types of pests that are drawn to the Cannabis plant. Most pests affecting Cannabis growth are insects, while slugs, rodents, birds, and mammals can be attracted to the plants during certain growth periods. Over three hundred types of insects have been noted on Cannabis plants, however very few actually cause crop damage. In fact, Cannabis is known to be pest tolerant giving particular Terpenes found within the plant.

Testing Service Prices

Cost: $10.00 Per Sample

Additional Half Gram of flower needed.

Toxic Mold Side Effects

  • Dry Eyes
  • Vision Problems
  • Mental Impairment
  • Memory Loss
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Confusion
  • Balance Problems
  • General Discomfort
  • Pain
  • Joint/Muscle Pain
  • Tiredness
  • Fatigue
  • Headache
  • Seizures
  • Nausea
  • Stomach Pain
  • Bleeding
  • Rash
  • Breathing Problems
  • Respiratory Problems
  • Burning Lungs
  • Wheezing
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sore Throat
  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Yellow Nails
  • Swollen Lymph Nodes
  • Neck Boils

Most Common Pest Found on Cannabis

  • Spider Mites
  • White Flies
  • Aphids
  • Mealy Bugs
  • Thrips
  • Fungus Gnat