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15 Houseplant Pests and Ways to Get Rid of Them
Bugs belong outside.
However, sometimes we like to bring the outdoors in like growing herbs in our kitchen or using certain houseplants to help clean the air. With those beautiful plants, we often unknowingly invite bugs into our homes.
How to Get Rid of Bugs on Indoor Plants
If you’ve found bugs on your houseplants, it’s imperative to take action immediately so it does not become a bigger problem. You can get rid of most houseplant pests using one of these four solutions without spraying your home with harmful chemicals that are dangerous for pets and kids:
- Neem Oil: Learn what neem oil is and how to use it.
- Insecticidal Soap: Learn about insecticidal soap here.
- Food-Grade Diatomaceous Earth (DE): Learn how DE is created and what bugs it kills here.
- Pyrethrin: Learn where pyrethrin comes from and how it affects bugs here.
We’ve created this helpful slideshow of 15 common houseplant pests. Each slide will help you identify the kind of bug damaging your houseplant and how to get rid of them.
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Here are the 15 houseplant pests we cover in the slideshow above:
- Fruit Flies
- Gall Mites
- Root Aphids
- Red Spider Mites
- Russet Mites
- Scale Insects
- Woolly Aphids
- Fungus Gnats
Have a houseplant pest not on this list? Tell us in the comments and we’ll try to help you out! You can also call our help line for assistance 855.7.ORGANIC.