Natures Good Bugs

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Ladybugs welcome here

Organic pesticide

Ladybugs are well known as good bugs that feast on bad bugs. Common houseplant soft-bodied pests like aphids, mealybugs, spider mites, and thrips are delicious meals for ladybugs.

Insect killing soap can be effective, however, it can also alter the balance of beneficial bugs with prolonged use. After using insect killing soap and seeing minimal results, we recently released a few (dozens) of ladybugs in the shop to help control a spider mite infestation. Mites are very tiny and seem especially attracted to Alocasias. They produce quickly and spread to surrounding plants so if you find them, separate them immediately!

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Spider mites

Lay eggs and bite the underside of leaves.

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Stippling

A sign of spider mites

I would recommend ladybugs as a safe alternative to insect sprays.

houseplants, LearnJeanne Serrano