If you are like millions of people, you have likely livened up your house, home or living conditions with indoor plants over the last few years. Some of the most popular and durable indoor plants are Monstera, Pothos and Dracaena. All three of these types of plants are sold at Home Depot, Lowes and your local gardening center or nursery. They are also great because even those without a green thumb do not have to worry about them dying quickly. That said, the soil may bring about insects, pests or bugs. What is the best insecticide for indoor house plants?
The best insecticide is a healthy plant. If you water your plants correctly, get them enough light and have the correct humidity for them, you won’t have to worry about insects or bugs. The cause of pests is an unhealthy plant. That said, if you have plants that are unhealthy and are bringing bugs, cockroaches or pests into your apartment, house or living environment there are a few ways to combat them.
Note that most insects or bugs on plants come from the soil. The first thing you should do is clean the bugs off the plants with a paper towel and wet the top of the soil. If you have a plant that can endure a lot of water, you can simply spray the entire plant to get the bugs or insects off and then stray the top of the soil. This should kill most of the bugs or insects.
You can also use a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol to swab off the insects from your houseplants. This can be very tedious and laborious but is worth it to make certain the bugs or insects are no longer alive. This is a more reliable method than simply using water or spraying the leaves.
There may come a time when the plant is severely damaged or dying. This is a time to suck up your pride and discard of the plant. There is no reason to keep a dying or dead plant in your house to allow bugs, insects and pests to feast.
If you are looking for a chemical insecticide to get rid of the pests and insects you should read the label on all chemicals sold at your local garden center, WalMart, Loews or Home Depot. It is also advisable to go to a local nursery or garden center and ask for the indoor plant expert. Every local garden center has an indoor house plant expert that often gives monthly or weekly classes. He or she will know the best chemical insecticide for your specific type of plant. Note that different plants often react in a unique way to different chemicals. You definitely do not want to stress your Monstera, Pothos and Dracaena indoor house plants by using a chemical that is harmful.