Common Houseplant Pests – Identification, Damage and Treatment

Common Houseplant Pests – Identification, Damage and Treatment

Houseplant pests can get out of control quite fast if you don’t identify and treat them quickly. The warmth and light of most indoor growing conditions make the perfect environment for pests to thrive. You should check your plants regularly so you can identify and treat common houseplant pests before they get out of control….

How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats on House Plants

How to Get Rid of Fungus Gnats on House Plants

Have you noticed those little black insects flying around your house plants? If so, then you probably have Fungus Gnats. These pests are probably one of the most common house plant pests that luckily, annoy us more than they do our plants. However, with big infestations, you may start to notice some damage. Luckily, we’ve…

Identifying and Treating Thrips on Houseplants

Identifying and Treating Thrips on Houseplants

Thrips are definitely one of the most annoying pests you can encounter on your houseplants. They’re very tiny, black insects that suck the juices out of the leaves, causing unwanted damage to your plants. Thrips can multiply very quickly and they can fly, which makes getting rid of them that little bit harder. Thrips Quick…

Getting rid of Mealybugs

Getting rid of Mealybugs

Mealybug Quick Overview Identification Oval white spots Symptoms Yellowing leaves, curling or looking dehydrated Treatment Neem oil, rubbing alcohol, Insecticidal soap Have you noticed oval, white, fuzzy looking spots on your plants stems and leaves or your plants leaves are going yellow, curling or just looking overly dehydrated? If so, your plant could have mealybugs….

Spider Mites – Identification & Treatment

Spider Mites – Identification & Treatment

Spider Mites are one of the most common and most destructive houseplant pests. They are very tiny with spider like bodies and feed on the sap from the plant. Spider Mites can reproduce quite quickly, with the female laying hundreds of eggs at a time, causing infestations to start within days. They also thrive in dry conditions….

Aphids Control and Treatment

Aphids Control and Treatment

Aphids Quick Overview Identification Normally green but can be black or grey Symptoms Yellowing and distorted leaves Treatment Homemade solution, bug control solution Have you noticed your house plant with stunted growth or yellowing and distorted leaves despite doing everything you can to try and fix the problem? Check the underside of the plants leaves…