Controlling House Plant Pests

 


Article by: Briscoe White

Aphids, Mealybugs, Scale and Spidermites are the most common house plant , Artificial Trees Advantages pests. If not properly treated, any one of these bugs could cause serious damage, even death, to your plants. , Vegetable Container Gardening

Mealybugs: crawling insects that are closely related to scales. As the pinkish bugs mature, they form a white , Gardening - An Expression cottony mass. They damage plants , Is Your Fertilizer Poisoning You? by sucking out sap of the underside of the leaves. This may cause leaf distortion, yellowing, stunting and the death of the plant. , Teak Patio Furniture Will Dress Up Your Patio

--best solution is to dip a cotton swab in alcohol and touch it to the colony of pests. , Let The Season Come Alive: Enjoy The Outdoors With Great Patio Furniture For Your Home These are difficult pests , Gardening - Keeping Containers Looking Good and if the plant , Picking up Roses for Your Landscape is overwhelmed, it may need to be tossed.

Aphids: green, , Fertilizing Your Lawn for a Beautiful Landscape red, pink, , Gardening - An Expression brown or black soft-bodied insects that infect most garden , Tillers - How to Find the Right Tiller for the Job plants. Aphids are usually about 1/8" long. This sucking insect causes foliage to curl up and become discolored and fall , Fertilizing Your Lawn for a Beautiful Landscape off.

--mist the plant , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients with water, , The Plant Philanthropist regularly, to keep these pests , A Beautiful Garden of Flowers at bay. If the pests , Fertilizing to Create More Blossoms on Your Flowers, Flowering Shrubs, and Trees are out of hand, an insecticidal soap works best.

Scale: oval shaped insects that are found on the undersides of leaves. They are usually yellowish-green, brown or black. Scales insert their mouthparts into the plant , Keep It Tidy! Your Home Outdoors Will Look Its Very Best When You Use Good Storage Methods! and suck sap throughout the summer , The MorrowPond Garden - Soil Management and fall. , Gardening - An Expression Affected plants , Picking up Roses for Your Landscape will yellow and die.

-- a 1:1 mix of alcohol and water , Strawbale Construction Wins Hands Down sprayed on the scale. You may need to rub gently with a cotton ball to remove the scale. These pests , Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now are persistent, so make sure that you check regularly.

Spider Mites: minute pests , Teak Outdoor Furniture found on the undersides of leaves. If not treated promptly, spider mites may spin fine webs , Water Gardens - How To Build A Pond which will eventually cover the entire plant. , Grass Clippings Mites have a speckled appearance. In a dry environment, , Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now these insects multiply quickly.

--80% of these pests , The MorrowPond Garden - Soil Management can eliminated by gently washing the plant , Building Liner Ponds with water, , Picking up Roses for Your Landscape either misting with a hose or in the kitchen , Fuchsia procumbens sink. Regular misting is a preventative measure that I highly recommend Then treat with an insecticidal soap.

Prevention is the key to maintaining pest-free plants. , The Philanthropist Be watchful, and be sanitary! Water plants , Easy Hypertufa ers in the morning. Keep plants , Top 5 Secrets to Growing Beautiful Carnivorous s clean with a regular shower, , When to Plant Vegetaibles especially effective with spider mites. Supplies and soil , Fertilizing Your Lawn for a Beautiful Landscape should be sterile. Let fresh air , Hydroponics Gardening - An Introduction To Hydroponics Gardening For Beginners (Part 10) Nutrients circulate between the plants. , Choosing the Right Mower Check them often. And, don't immediately resort to "chemical warfare" at the first sign of trouble. Look for alternatives that are plant , When to Vegetaibles derived; these products , Preserving Dried Flowers- Few Tips for Best Results are now easy to find.
In 1985, Briscoe White , Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now opened The Growers Exchange in an abandoned Texaco station on a busy urban street corner in Richmond, Virginia. The facility has grown over the years, and is now 5 distinct growing environments , How to Prune Lilac Shrubs with 5 acres under cover. Briscoe has over 25 years of gardening , A Beautiful Garden of Flowers experience. For further information , Early Spring Garden Guide: What To Do In The Yard And Garden Now on gardening , Watering Your Garden - How to Make Each Drop Count products or gardening , A Beautiful Garden of Flowers tips please contact Briscoe White , Preserving Dried Flowers- Few Tips for Best Results at bwhite@thegrowersexchange.com.

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