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How To Protect Plants From Tiny Bugs

Discussion in 'Gardening' started by shravs3, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. shravs3

    shravs3 Finest Post Winner

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    I am not much into gardening but I like having few plants in my patio and I have some indoor plants as well.

    Few years ago I bought hibiscus plant and I was happy with it until few tiny insects started attacking the plant and also after that we had been to a vacation due to which the plant died.
    So I was little disappointed and dint want to get any outdoor plants after that.

    But now due to this lockdown bought few outdoor plants like hibiscus and others.
    I want to protect them from all these tiny bugs/insects.
    Is there any product you recommend to ward off these bugs?
     
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    I guess its aphids or similar ones. If so, you can get rid of it by wiping or spraying the leaves/stems of the plant with a mild solution of water and a few drops of dish soap. Apply it every day. Soap spray recently saved my curry leaves plant from aphids within a week.
    If nothing works you can try insecticide from home depot or lowes garden center.
     
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    A tablespoon of neem oil mixed in a litre of water can be sprayed on the plants with good results. I do the same when I dont have the regular pesticide sprays on hand. It works very well . Some suggest spraying of vinegar too, but i found it is very short lived and the problem returns immediately.
     
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    Wow never knew dish soap works even for plants :blush: Thank you @DDream will try it :grinning:
     
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    :blush::blush:
    Thanks @joylokhi will try the neem oil solution :blush:
     
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