The use of certain words and phrases while talking about indoor plants tips and techniques can help you understand the techniques effectively. Talking about pests, however, might confuse you at times. Thus, you need to make sure that you use the right words when you want to talk about different methods of pest control in your indoor plants.
A complete sentence that should be used to explain how indoor plant pest control works is “light pollution” or “increased light.” When a person mentions “light pollution” what he means is that there are too many lights inside a room or area. Now this may sound easy but it is not. In fact, this is not a complete sentence and needs some explanation.
Light pollution mainly affects plants inside buildings. This means that there are lights shining in the areas where plants are growing. As a result, they will not be able to absorb enough nutrients from the soil and air around them. So, instead of being a healthy and bug-free garden, the plants inside your house will become sick and unhealthy.
To begin with, let’s talk about the types of pests that invade homes through indoor plants. There are primarily two major pests that grow well in areas where there are poor soil conditions, lack of sunlight and moisture. These pests include aphids and scale insects. Aphids mostly appear in spring while scale insects usually appear in summer or fall. These two pests cause diseases and wilting and may eventually kill the plant.
If aphids and scale insects have already appeared on a plant, there are still more potential risks for indoor plants. These two pests produce chemicals that destroy plant roots and leaves. Thus, if you do not want to lose those valuable plants in your house, the best thing that you can do is to eradicate the insects from the indoor plant. However, you must know how to eradicate these insects so that you can avoid future infestations.
First, make sure that the plant with the infestation is properly removed from the house. You must first check the area where the plant is residing to make sure that it is completely dry and clean before taking it outside. In this case, you should also make sure that you do not step on the plant and cause an infestation. Once you have taken the plants outside, you must make sure that the soil is moistened before taking them back inside. If it is not, the moisture may attract insects like caterpillars which are actually food for these pests.
On the other hand, if the infested plants have already died, you can still continue with the battle against these insects by using insecticidal soap. This is a natural cleaning agent which can get rid of the remaining eggs and larvae. You can spray the container using soapy water so that the insects will be attracted to the insecticidal soap when they land on the leaves. After spraying the container with insecticidal soap, you should allow the leaves to dry up naturally.
Finally, if you want to make sure that you will win the battle against these insects, make sure that you destroy or remove their nest right after eradication. This is very important especially if you do not know how to use words effectively. For example, if you do not want to use “kill them,” just say “stop them.” The same thing goes when you do not want to use “infested” as your sentence.
Now, let us move on to some effective tips for indoor plant pests. First, you should make sure that you keep your house clean and tidy. In this case, you can ask your neighbors to help you out during the cleanup process. Since these insects tend to lay their eggs on the dirt, it is important for you to remove all traces of dirt and debris from your room before proceeding to kill the insects.
Next, do not give your indoor plants and pots a chance to grow. If you do not do this, you might expect the problem to worsen over time. It is because pests can survive quite well under the condition that your house is clean and tidy. However, if you leave your house dirtied up, then it would be more difficult for you to control them. So, in order to prevent indoor plants from growing, it is recommended that you wash them at least 6 hours ago.
Lastly, when using any insecticidal soap or insecticidal spray for the first time, do not go through the process of rubbing alcohol or cotton swab on the pests. This is because these substances are highly toxic to insects and can cause harm to them. On the other hand, rubbing alcohol or cotton swab will only burn the skin and can actually make matters worse. If you want to get rid of indoor plant problem fast, then it is highly recommended for you to use an insecticidal soap to effectively eliminate the insects.