Uninvited Houseguests

 


Article by: Jack DeAngelis

Many gardeners move potted plants , Preliminary Considerations Before Building Your Own Backyard Garden Pond from outdoors , How to Grow Hydrangeas to indoors , Discount Patio Furniture with Patio Chair Cushions is a Smart Choice in the fall , Edgeworthia Chrysantha to protect them from winter , Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit weather. For example you may have a potted jade plant , Rose Tending in June that does fine on the deck , Discount Patio Furniture with Patio Chair Cushions is a Smart Choice from April to September but would die if exposed to even moderately cold fall , Water Ponds weather. In fact, potted houseplants , Read This Article if You Want to Stop Droughts often do better if given this yearly exposure to outside , Rose Tending in June sun and air. , Cheap Pond Liners Be aware, however, that you may introduce some uninvited houseguests indoors , Gardening With Climbing Roses by this practice. Slugs, root , Introduction to Hydroponics Gardening and Tips for Its Maintenance weevils and spiders are notorious for hitching a ride on these plants. , Wildflower Seeds - Ten Reasons Why You Should ... As the plants , Real Men Use Reel Mowers warm up the critters become active and will often move off the plants. , Water Pond Designs These houseguests (unlike some!) pose no threat whatsoever unless, of course, the spider happens to be one of the very few poisonous species in your area. So, if you find slugs or root , Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit weevils wandering across the floor , Flower Gifts this winter , Water Pond Designs they probably came off the potted plant , How To Make Your Own Moss Landscape Rock and Garden Statues that you moved indoors , Outdoor Deck Lighting from the deck , Edgeworthia Chrysantha in fall. , Water Pond Designs

One solution is to give the plants , Flower Delivery a "bath" before moving them indoors. , Why I Decided To Plan My Next Years Garden Last Fall, And Why On a warm day in early fall , Edgeworthia Chrysantha hose the plants , Garden Water Feature - The Fish Dish off with water , Winterberry Holly 'Winter Red' then spray with insecticidal soap, wait 30 minutes then rinse with water. , Flower Gardens Allow the plants , Why I Decided To Plan My Next Years Garden Last Fall, And Why to dry completely. This procedure will also remove any dirt, aphids and spider mites that you also don't want to take indoors. , Texas Drought Well Documented in the Past

Small greenhouses , Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit are another ideal solution for protecting non-hardy plants , How to Grow Hydrangeas during winter. , Fish Health in Hot Summer Heat Even if the greenhouse , Winterberry Holly 'Winter Red' is unheated the enclosure will protect many plants , 5 Pieces of Equipment Gardeners Can't Live Without from the harsher winter , Storage Sheds extremes. This, of course, depends on the climate, , Wildflower Seeds - Ten Reasons Why You Should Plant... and plants , Water Pond Designs involved, and will require some experimentation.

Other "uninvited houseguests", not associated wth moving potted plants , Growing Tea Herbs for Fun or Profit around, include cluster flies, boxelder bugs and Harmonia lady beetles.

See www.LivingWithBugs.com for related and additional information , Cast Aluminum Furniture about all these uninvited houseguests.
Jack DeAngelis, PhD
http://www.LivingWithBugs.com

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