Asked on Nov 11, 2019

What can I spray on plants to get rid of bugs before bringing them in?

Jill KrolRobyn GarnerPat


How can I spray for bugs before bringing my plants indoors for the winter?

5 answers
  • Lifestyles Homes
    Lifestyles Homes
    on Nov 11, 2019

    I would use something like Sevin, but make sure it doesn’t smell bad first.

  • Peggy Burnette
    Peggy Burnette
    on Nov 11, 2019

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    So, if you find any plant bugs after bringing houseplants inside for winter, you could spray the infested plant with a Neem oil solution, a pre-mixed organic horticultural oil or hot pepper wax spray. Yellow houseplant sticky stakes work great on flying pests like soil gnats and white flies, and are also non-toxic.

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  • Pat
    on Nov 11, 2019

    I always use Systemic Insect killer....granuals that you sprinkle on the soil and water very well. The systemic stuff goes into the soil, up through the roots and any insects eating the leaves will die. Do this about 10 days before bringing in your house plants. I got mine at Earl Mays Garden Shop.

  • Robyn Garner
    Robyn Garner
    on Nov 14, 2019

    I use natural remedies in the garden. First, inspect the plants and spray down with a strong spray of water from your hose to remove anyone hiding there. You can then spray them with Neem oil to kill and keep away mites, scale, powdery mildew, etc. It's available at Home Depot, nurseries and online.

  • Jill Krol
    Jill Krol
    on Nov 17, 2019

    Well, maybe I don't have bugs on my container plants, but I just use a spray bottle of water mixed with a teaspoon of dawn dish liquid and spray the plants thoroughly.

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