People love indoor gardening because it has many advantages over outdoor gardening, including fewer pest problems. That doesn’t mean, however, that pest problems never occur indoors. As windows and doors open or new plants are brought into a home, pesky insects are invited to take up residence in our plants.
Thankfully, indoor houseplant pests are typically easier to treat, and infestations are usually spotted much quicker, than when an outdoor plant has problems. The most common pests are aphids, spider mites, fungus gnats, mealybugs, scale, thrips, and whitefly.
If you find yourself dealing with houseplant pests, there are numerous ways to get rid of them, ranging from non-toxic natural ways to chemical insecticides. Keep reading to learn more about the common bugs found on houseplants and tips for treating them.