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Pests on Indoor Plants

Select the pest from the images below for more information:

AphidsMealybugsScaleSpider Mites

 

 

 

 

 

ThripsWhitefly

 

 

 

 


Aphids

AphidsAphidsPlants affected:  Numerous indoor and outdoor plants

Symptoms:  Severe infestations will cause curling/twisting of foliage, flowers to wilt and drop.

Life Cycle:  Eggs hatch on host plants in spring, these nymphs give birth to ‘daughters’, within days the daughters give birth—up to 30 generations per summer.

Cultural Control:  Strong rinsing with water to knock aphids off plants.

Chemical Control:  Doktor Doom House and Garden, End All.


Mealybug

MealybugMealybugPlants affected:  Numerous indoor and outdoor plants

Symptoms:  Stunted growth, yellowed leaves. Insects appear as powdery white substance.

Cultural Control:  Soak Q-Tips in rubbing alcohol and dab on insects.

Chemical Control:  Doktor Doom House and Garden, End All insecticidal soap.


Scale

ScaleScalePlants affected:  Numerous indoor plants

Symptoms:  Sticky covering on stems and leaves, large populations can result in yellowed leaves. Dark brown/tan ‘dots’ seen in crooks of stems, along stems.

Cultural Control:
Scrape away insects with fingernail, small scraper.
• Soak Q-Tip in rubbing alcohol and dab on insects

Chemical Control:  End All for young nymphs (without hard shell), Doktor Doom House and Garden.


Spider Mites

Spider MitesSpider MitesPlants affected:  Numerous indoor and outdoor plants

Symptoms:
Stippling—tiny dots in foliage.
• Yellowing of foliage—’haze’ on foliage

Cultural Control:  Keep plants misted (they prefer dry conditions), in extreme cases place plant in tub and rinse thoroughly.

Chemical Control:  End All, Doktor Doom House and Garden.


Thrips

ThripsThripsPlants affected:  Numerous indoor and outdoor plants.

Symptoms:  White blotches or streaks on foliage/blooms – damage is the size/shape of a ‘hyphen’.

Cultural Control:  Remove affected blooms and leaves.

Chemical Control:  End All, Doktor Doom House and Garden.


Whitefly

WhiteflyWhiteflyPlants affected:  Numerous indoor plants.

Symptoms:  As juices are sucked from.

Cultural Control:
• ¥ellow sticky traps to catch adults
• Adults are quick to fly away; use the vacuum to suck them up!

Chemical Control:  End All, Doktor Doom House and Garden.