Bugs on potted plants ?


How do you get rid of bugs on potted plants that you bring indoors for the winter

  10 answers
  • Spray with water with a couple drops of dish soap in it. Make sure you get the whole surface of the plant, especially under leaves

  • You can spray with an insecticidal soap. Or use a mild soap diluted with water as a homemade version. Just be sure to not use a heavy duty soap which can damage plant. Soap basically dehydrates any bugs on plant and kills them.

  • Sheila Ryan Sheila Ryan on Oct 10, 2018

    Use warm or room temp soapy water so as not to shock plant. Keep separate from other indoor plants. Be sure to remove any dead or decaying leaves that bugs or critters can hide in. Also check holes under pot where snails & slugs hide.

  • 1401470 1401470 on Oct 11, 2018

    Before you bring them in spray them 24 hours prior with a soapy dishwater mix . Dawn is a good one - this conditioning should remove most of the bugs.

  • Oliva Oliva on Oct 11, 2018

    Ideally, repot in fresh soil before bringing indoors. Alternatively, wash plant as recommended with soapy water, including soil. Drain very well.

  • Andrea Salo W Andrea Salo W on Oct 11, 2018

    You can submerge the entire pot in a bucket of water for 24-48 hours. This kilos of forces out any bugs in the soil.

  • Fiddledd224 Fiddledd224 on Oct 11, 2018

    Let the soil dry completely out (but don't let the plants die!). Then, if you can, microwave the soil to kill any bugs or eggs in the soil. Replant.

  • Rosy Rosy on Oct 11, 2018

    I used Sevin spray. Sevin comes in powder and spray. I bought mine at Lowes. I imagine other home and garden stores hhabe ot also.

  • Mjb28563808 Mjb28563808 on Oct 12, 2018

    I found watering less also helps and then the eggs that are in soil dont hatch.

  • Katie Peterson Katie Peterson on Oct 21, 2018

    Put your plant in a big plastic bag thru a small opening spray you bug killer then close bag for 24 hours. Bugs will be dead and you can bring your plant inside.

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