Household Plants And Pests
Household plants are used to add beauty to the indoor
environment. The term “household plants” does not mean
that the plants have to be in a home, they cold be
used to decorate a hotel, lobby or an office as well.
A lot of care needs to be taken of these plants and
prevent pests from infecting the plants.
Plants are usually infected with pests when they are
put outdoors for sunlight or they may come infected
with mites, insects or their eggs.
Many pests are easy to get rid of with non-chemical
means, however, if you are having a problem with your
household plants being attached by pests you could get
an insecticide spray that is quite easy to use and
rids the plant of the pests in a couple of days.
It is always better to prevent infection rather than
let it happen and then look for a cure. It is always
better to inspect plants before you purchase them.
Even after you examine the plants it is possible for
you to get a plant with a disease or pest infestation.
So when you get a plant to the house or office, keep
it isolated for a couple of weeks to observe any
infection. This will prevent the pest from infecting
the other plants as well.
To prevent pests from infecting your plants it is best
to insect them periodically and spray the plants with
fresh clean water regularly. Never use a feather
duster to clean the plants; this is a sure way of
transferring insects to the plant.
Spray your plants at least once every two months.