Common Methods for Controlling Household and Houseplant Pests

Posted by Nicholas steven on April 12th, 2019

In order to avoid common houseplant pests, you need to check the plant carefully prior to transplant an outdoor plant into your garden. In case, the plant is pest, do not include it in your garden because these pests move on to other plants and greatly increase in numbers. The plants bought at garden centers and nurseries should be quarantine for at least 2-3 weeks prior to introduce them into the existing garden because nurseries are prone to pests as well as diseases.

 

There are few common methods for controlling the household pests as mentioned below.

(1) Environmental/cultural changes - It is possible to control the pests by changing the growing environment. For example, extremely moist environment is perfect for fungus while very hot and dry areas are usually favored by mites. You should learn about the ideal growing conditions for your pest and make it less hospitable.

(2) Spraying plants - One way of getting rid of pests like mites and aphids is to spray the plants with a strong blast of water. The water will easily dislodge these pests however it is not a perfect method. The water pressure may result in death of plants by snapping stems, removing leaves or snapping the plant itself. It is recommended to always spray around the perimeter of the garden area because the pests will survive the treatment probably and left them hanging around the garden.

(3) Handpicked - The larger pests like scale insects and mealybugs are easy to remove by picking them off. You can use a pair of tweezers for picking the pests. Even a small handheld vacuum is helpful in removal of the whiteflies.

(4) Trapping - Flying insects are easy to control by using yellow sticky traps. In general, this method is used only for trapping the flying insects. It is recommended to make your own trap from yellow cardboard or thick paper by shielding the surface with sticky substance or petroleum jelly.

(5) Biological controls - You can apply the biological controls by using the bugs and insects which are beneficial for your garden and which keeps the pest population under control.

(6) Hire a Professional - You can also hire Marks Cheap Pest Control Melbourne to get rid of this type of pests.

Contact Pest Control Melbourne Service. They make your house free from pests in efficient way.

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