Thrip Cloth/Shmatte Bedika

  1. Wash produce well. (Note: Use warm water for broccoli and cauliflower.)
  2. Prepare a basin with water and a non-bleach and non-toxic dishwasher
    detergent solution. The
    water should feel slippery.
  3. Agitate the produce in the solution for 15 seconds. (Note: For broccoli and
    cauliflower, soak for 30
    seconds BEFORE agitating.)
  4. Remove the produce from the basin and shake off excess water over the basin.
  5. Pour water through the thrip cloth.
  6. Check the thrip cloth over a light box for any insects.
  7. If insects are found, repeat steps 1-6. This can be done up to three
    If insects are still found on the third try, the produce should not be used.
Light Box

Note: If one does not have a thrip cloth, the water may be checked for
infestation by placing a white basin over a light box.

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