Asked on Oct 16, 2017

Bringing out door plants indoors,,get rid of bugs

Dri17427209CarolJanet Pizaro


4 answers
  • 27524803
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Best way I know is to use what used to be known as a "Shell Pest Strip" (still available, just called something else now) and hang it in the plant. Wrap the plant in a CLEAR/White plastic bag or sheeting (black ones will block all the light and kill the plant) make sure that the plastic cover the pot too. Leave the plant in the wrap with the strip for at least 7 days. Make sure the plant is NOT in FULL SUN... or the plant will be cooked inside the the shade is okay. You should be able to bring your plant inside with out passengers.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 16, 2017

    Re-pot in fresh soil in the next size container,spray the upper and lower parts of the leaves with horticultural oil.Bring indoors and place in the correct lighting for the individual plants
  • Carol
    on Oct 16, 2017

    I spray the entire plant, pot and soil with plant safe insect killer. Then bring them in the next day. The only hitchhiker I had last year was a striped lizard which the cat quickly dispatched.
  • Dri17427209
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Thank you for the good advice.
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