Monthly Archives: August 2016

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Pest Lifestyles: Piercing and Sucking Bug

Pest Lifestyles: Piercing and Sucking Bug  The insect damage most frequently found on interiorscape plants comes from piercing and sucking pests. To understand why these pesky critters find our plants to be so attractive, let’s examine the environment they thrive in and what they look for when they’re hungry. Sap Suckers Aphids, scale, mealybug, whitefly [...]

By | 2017-01-09T09:47:40+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Interior Plants|0 Comments

Kicking the Bugs Out – Interior Plant Pest Solutions

Kicking the Bugs Out - Interior Plant Pest Solutions When designing a pest control strategy for insects and mites, consider cultural, mechanical, biological and least toxic chemical alternatives. When you blend these methods to control and eradicate pests, you are practicing Integrated Pest Management (IPM). TREATMENT STRATEGIES Cultural Reduce plant stress by changing a cultural [...]

By | 2017-01-09T09:53:35+00:00 August 1st, 2016|Pests|0 Comments