2 2 » Outdoor potted plants brought indoors for winter? Johnathan Bing Decatur, GA 09.12.14 2 2 » does anyone know of ways to rid bugs from the soil of potted plants i had outdoors but need to come inside for the winter? See 0 More Photos April E Oklahoma City, OK I have always used a mix of dawn dish detergent and water I run it through the soil after a watering and let it set a couple of days then bring them in and have never had a issue [?] VALERIE Southfield, MI I apply a systemic houseplant insect powder and water it in, in case there are eggs in the soil. If there are are any visible pests, I use a combination of fly tape (to catch any thing movin around) and quarantine for a few weeks before bringing into the house. [?] Jan B. Crossville, TN Very good idea to check your plants before they come inside....my daughter's friend had a small snake appear on her kitchen floor which came out of her outdoor plant! [?] noel cathey probly in the soil-- so reot it before bringing it into house , and add chili poweder into the soil,,,, this will get rid of any bug except those with egg sacs,,,, [?] Kathy Brunin Saint Marys, KS you can soak them in a bucket or pan of water for about 10 minutes. Drowns the bugs! [?] [?] Advertisement in the yard Contain Yourself! Raised Beds are the... outdoor projects Love Vintage!!