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How to deal with house bugs on your plants

Getting house bugs on your plants is more common than you think and can be very annoying! But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Although it may seem like a nightmare, getting these pests out of your house can be fast and easy! We’ve gathered some tips to help you prevent and protect your beloved house plants from these unwanted visitors. 

When worried about plant pests, you always want to start with prevention. Spraying your house plants with our Protect House Plant Fertilizer can help prevent house bugs from creating a home on your plant! Add Protect to your watering routine or spray it on leaves to keep your plants safe year round. Protect is made from 100% organic neem oil, which has been used to protect plants from house bugs for years! You can learn more about Protect here. Using Protect when you water can create a routine of prevention and set your plants on a path to a pest free life.

We recommend being extra cautious when bringing a plant home for the first time. You never know what bugs may be preexisting in the soil and you don’t want any surprises in a couple weeks time! Using Protect on your new plants can help fight off any preexisting pests and create peace of mind.

When looking at an already infected plant, no matter what home bug may be causing the issue, you always want to start by removing any dead or visibly infected leaves and stems. Start fresh by plucking and pruning your plant to make sure all the leaves and stems left are healthy and can continue to grow. You may also want to consider re-potting your plant with fresh soil as you can’t be too sure what may be hiding under the surface. Getting your plant set with a fresh start will help keep your plants healthy and pest free into the future.

Depending on what type of house bug issue you are having, you may consider drying out your plant! Some pests, such as fungus gnats, thrive in moist soil. The best thing to do is simply water your plants less! Wait for the top of the soil to dry completely before watering again. This will make it almost impossible for new eggs to hatch as they will die from the lack of moisture.

Dealing with house bugs can be scary, but it doesn’t have to be! Keep things simple, and be proactive. 

If you have any other tips for dealing with house bugs, or have any questions, comment below!

Until next week,

Plant Vitamins Team

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