Does Killing Aphids with Soapy Water Really Work? Find Out Here

Does Killing Aphids with Soapy Water Really Work? Find Out Here

Aphids are common pests in our gardens and they can quickly multiply and cause damage to plants as they feed on sap. While there are many chemical pesticides for controlling aphids, they end up killing beneficial insects and causing other harm to the environment. Fortunately, there are as well many homemade aphid spray solutions that…

Effective Homemade Aphid Spray – Recipes and How to Use

Effective Homemade Aphid Spray – Recipes and How to Use

Aphids are among insect pests that feed on plant sap. Their feeding behavior can distort plant tissues leading to curling and yellowing leaves, stunted growth, and the spread of plant diseases. Aphids reproduce rapidly, so controlling them can be a challenge. Some types of aphids such as wooly aphids secrete and cover themselves in a…

Signs of Mealybugs on Succulents and What to Do

Signs of Mealybugs on Succulents and What to Do

Succulents have gained immense popularity due to their stunning beauty, resilience, and minimal care requirements. However, these remarkable plants are not immune to garden pests, and one particularly notorious intruder is the mealybug. In this guide, explore more on what mealybugs look like, their signs on succulents, and some of the most effective control strategies….

Identification + How to Get Rid of Whiteflies on Houseplants

Identification + How to Get Rid of Whiteflies on Houseplants

Whiteflies are common pests on indoor plants and they can also be found in greenhouses. The pests aren’t just a household nuisance but a threat to the plants. They feed on plant sap resulting in poor growth, less production of flowers and fruits, and even death of the plant. Like most houseplant pests, whiteflies can…

How to Get Rid of Aphids on Indoor Plants

How to Get Rid of Aphids on Indoor Plants

Aphids are common pests in gardens that feed by sucking the nutrient-rich sap, significantly weakening and distorting the plant. These pesky insects can enter a home through open windows, on cut flowers, or newly purchased indoor plants and become a threat to your houseplants. In most cases, aphids tend to hide in hard-to-reach areas of…

Tiny White Bugs in Houseplant Soil – Identification and What to Do

Tiny White Bugs in Houseplant Soil – Identification and What to Do

Several types of insects can be found in houseplant soil. These insect pests can be a nuisance and sometimes damaging to the plants. Identifying the specific type of insect around your houseplant is important for effective control. Tiny white bugs in houseplant soil could be fungus gnats, root aphids, springtails, thrips, or root mealybugs. Most…

Spider Mites on Cactus – Signs + How to Treat

Spider Mites on Cactus – Signs + How to Treat

Spider mites are tiny, spider-like insects that can infest cacti and other plants. They suck and feed on the plant’s sap, causing visible damage to the plant. In severe infestations, spider mites can cause irreversible damage or kill a cactus. Fortunately, early detection and control can help save the plant. Just like the scale on…