When we start thinking of indoor plant bugs, the idea of indoor plant insects does not normally occur to us. Unfortunately, there are quite a few insects that attack indoor plants.
Also like their outdoor counterparts, as soon as the symptoms of an infestation become noticeable, immediate action needs to be taken.
When an infestation has gotten to the point of being noticeable, it is usually more than you would expect and these indoor plant bugs can kill a plant quickly.
Such plant bugs can prove to be very destructive to your plants. Worse, they can spread diseases from one plant to another which can cause a whole lot of damage to them. In this case, indoor plant control is very essential to protect your garden plants and their soil.
A lovely plant will lose its vibrance and vigor which can defeat the purpose of decorating your home with plants.
Make an effort to keep your garden clean in order to prevent pests since rotting leaves, weeds or pet dropping in your garden can provide insects with breeding and hiding spaces.
Trees that grow fruits are more prone to pests since some of the fruits may rot and fall down attracting a number of insects around them.
The first step in the prevention of these bugs is to always keep your houseplants clean. Spraying regularly with an insecticide may be another necessary step depending on the amount of trouble that the plants are having with pests.
If you use chemical pesticides, use the least toxic ones as you have to be careful the good pests are not harmed, which can help you to eat the bad pests and control their reproduction.
On the other hand, there many good insects that are beneficial for your garden like ladybugs who feed on aphids. Lacewings and dragonflies are also some good predatory insects that feed on aphids.
Also, try some physical pest control methods to prevent the insect from damaging your garden. You can try putting a net around your garden to stop the birds from attacking your plants.
Try to keep the soil dry for most of the day by watering your plants early. You can create barriers or put traps in order to keep harmful insects from destroying your garden’s soil and precious plants.
You can also try companion planting to protect your plants. A lot of plants are beneficial if placed near another plant.
You can also plant certain flowers or herbs to repel some insects. Hot dusting is also a method that helps to keep insects from damaging your plants.
For instance, you can grow herbs like ginger, red pepper, paprika and many others which release a distinct aroma that repels insects. These can be sprinkled on the base of your garden plants that will keep away the pests for sure.