Fungus Gnats

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Moderate Life Cycle - Up to thirty days. The female can lay up to thirty eggs a day - two hundred in total. Fungus Gnats are small black flies that roam around the house predominantly in autumn and winter. Although the adults are harmless, their larvae...

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Scale

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Moderate Life Cycle - Up to a year. The female can lay up to fifteen eggs a week - fifty in total. Scale can affect all areas above the soil line, including the leaves, cubbyholes and flowers. Remove and crush all of the visible bugs using your fingern...

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Vine Weevils

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Moderate Life Cycle - Up to a year. The female can lay up to fifteen eggs a day - three hundred in total. Vine or Root Weevils can be brought into the home by two methods - the plant's original soil when purchased, or using a contaminated potting mix duri...

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Root Mealybug

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Easy Life Cycle - Up to fifty-five days. The female can lay up to fifteen eggs a day - two hundred in total. Root mealybugs, as the name suggests, will attack the plant's lower portion, sucking out its sap and stored nutrients. Symptoms include wilting...

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Blackfly

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Easy Life Cycle - Up to twenty-five days. The female can lay up to twenty eggs a day - five hundred in total. Blackfly will attack all plant parts above the soil, most notably being the new growth and flowers. Remove and crush all of the visible bugs u...

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Spider Mite

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Difficult Life Cycle - Up to fifty-five days. The female can lay up to twenty eggs per day - one hundred & fifty in total. Webs & Colonies will develop in cubbyholes, under-leafs and flowers. Remove and crush all of the visible mites and webs using you...

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Aphids & Greenfly

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Easy Life Cycle - Up to twenty-five days. The female can lay up to twelve eggs per day - eighty in total. Aphids & Greenflies will attack the new growth and flowers of a plant. Remove and crush all of the visible bugs using your fingers. Prune off the...

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Thrips - Thunderflies

Thrips are small, tubular-shaped flies that'll bring great destruction to the unfortunate plant(s). They can be introduced into the home via many different methods, but most notably being through an open window or via infected soil during a transplantation. Despite their damaging destruction, they c...

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Whitefly

Top Tips & Info Eradication Difficulty - Moderate Life Cycle - Up to sixty days. The female can lay up to thirty eggs a day - three hundred in total. Whitefly will attack all plant parts above the soil, most notably being the foliage and stems (see images below). They'll fly around the plant,...

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How To Treat Mealybugs

Mealybugs are one of the most common houseplant pests. Resembling small pieces of cotton or lint at a distance, mealybugs are soft bodied insects that feed on the juices of many tropical plant varieties. They can rapidly reproduce and cause an infestation, but if caught in the early phases of their ...

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