Asked on Oct 18, 2017

What can i spray on houseplants for bugs?

LindaJanet PizaroMarleyGMA


5 answers
  • Angela Ley
    on Oct 18, 2017

    There are a couple of options for you. You can try neem oil or there is a manufacturer called "Safers" and they make an insecticidal soap that is environmentally, pet and children safe as is the neem oil.
  • DesertRose
    on Oct 18, 2017

    Water in a spray bottle with a tsp or so of Dawn dish detergent on all the leaves front and back should do it for you.
  • MarleyGMA
    on Oct 19, 2017

    I've tried Neem oil and it was somewhat effective, out of frustration I used the outdoor gardening insecticide Sevin and it was fabulous and did not harm my plants. Last year I brought in a few of my outdoors plants and noticed that my home starting having little bugs flying about, which seemed to multiply. After trying Neem oil and getting little to no relief. I purchased Sevin, sprinkled a bit on the dry soil and they were gone. It did not harm my plants which was extremely important.
  • Janet Pizaro
    on Oct 19, 2017

    your plants need to be repotted in the next size container besides sprayying them down insects lay eggs in the soil an just using insecticide soap is not enough
  • Linda
    on Oct 19, 2017

    If there are mealy bugs (tiny white specks), I use rubbing alcohol in a spray bottle and really soak the leaves (look underneath the leaves for them too). I also spray the soil. However, do not spray the leaves of African violets. Use a swab dipped in alcohol to touch the bugs on your violets' leaves and stems. This is cheap and easily available and has worked for me.

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