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27 08, 2021

Cyclamen Mite Damage in Interiorscapes

By |2021-06-12T08:28:08-07:00August 27th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Check Schefflera for cyclamen mites Cyclamen mites! Where did they come from? In the past, infestations of these tiny pests were rare and most commonly found on African Violets. The easiest solution was to remove the infected plant to prevent the spread of these mites. Recently, there has been an increase in cyclamen mite [...]

23 07, 2021

Best Tools for Cleaning Plants

By |2021-06-12T08:26:42-07:00July 23rd, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Best Tools for Cleaning Plants Remember to clean your plants with the proper tools Which tools are best to clean plants? Dusters work well to remove dust from leaves, but without proper cleaning, they can help pest infestations spread. What about sponges, cloths and spray bottles? Which method is best for your plants? Let’s [...]

2 07, 2021

7 Pesticide Safety Tips

By |2021-06-12T10:29:56-07:00July 2nd, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

7 Pesticide Safety Tips Learn more about pesticide safety When used correctly, low toxicity pesticides are an effective part of any Integrated Pest Management (IPM) program. Improperly handled pesticides pose a danger to both the applicator and the surrounding environment. Are you a safe applicator? Do a mental review and evaluate... Do you read [...]

14 05, 2021

Useful Tips for Insect Season

By |2021-06-12T08:23:29-07:00May 14th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Pesky aphids damage plants Welcome to bug season. With the warmer weather comes the sudden rise in insect populations. A plant that has been “pest-free” in the cooler months is unexpectedly overcome with spider mites. The pothos is suddenly infested with mealybugs. Aphids are feasting on the new growth of your Schefflera arboricola. What [...]

23 04, 2021

How to Control Mealybugs

By |2021-06-12T08:22:35-07:00April 23rd, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|1 Comment

Catch mealybug infestations early to protect the health of your plants There is nothing harder than getting rid of a mealybug infestation. Well, maybe scale. When you spot those telltale white cottony blobs on the Aglaonema in the planter at the mall you just have to moan ‘cause you know you’re in for a [...]

2 04, 2021

How to Control Scale Insects

By |2021-06-12T08:21:57-07:00April 2nd, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, IPM - Integrated Pest Management, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills, Sample Articles|0 Comments

Visible scale insects on the plant stem and surrounding leaves When you walk under that 16’ Ficus and your shoes stick to the carpet, like in an old movie theater, you have scale. When your Spathiphyllum looks like somebody has dribbled a can of soda over some of its leaves, you quite possibly have [...]

26 03, 2021

Plant Spotlight – Clivia miniata

By |2021-06-12T08:54:10-07:00March 26th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Beautiful Clivia miniata Clivia miniata is a wonderfully hardy, long-living herbaceous plant with an exceptional bloom display at the end of winter. Clivia is a member of the amaryllis family and is named after Charlotte Clive, Duchess of Northumberland, who developed it as an indoor plant in 1866. Clivias have thick, straplike leaves and large [...]

19 03, 2021

How to Keep Plants Clean

By |2021-06-12T08:52:09-07:00March 19th, 2021|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Clean plants are healthy plants Does everything seem especially dusty to you right now? Maybe the sun is shining into your accounts more now with the bright summer days and you can see the dust better. No matter the cause, plants can become dirty very quickly and it's important to their health to keep [...]

19 02, 2021

Plant Pests & Control Methods

By |2021-06-12T08:57:02-07:00February 19th, 2021|Categories: Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Control pest infestations for healthier plants As an interior plant technician, it's important to carefully check over each plant with every visit to inspect it for possible pest outbreaks. Diagnosing a pest population on a plant before it requires replacement or a Special Services spray is critical to your work. There are several steps [...]

27 11, 2020

Neem Oil for Organic Pest Control

By |2021-06-12T08:55:39-07:00November 27th, 2020|Categories: Budget & Revenue, Plant Knowledge, Plant Pests, Plant Technician Skills|0 Comments

Neem oil treats pests organically Here's something new to try in the war against insects taking over your interiorscapes. Neem oil is a natural, organic insect and pest control made by pressing the seeds of the neem tree (Azadircta indica). This plant is native to East India and Burma, and is a tropical evergreen [...]

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