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What To Do If Your House Plants Have Mites Or Aphids

Gardening Expert Jos Roozen gives his tips for figuring out whether or not you have a mite problem or a aphid problem.

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"If it's real dry in the house, you have spider mite problems, if it's you know like a hibiscus, generally you always end up with aphids."

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If you see fuzziness underneath the leaves, then you have mites. So you turn the leaf over and if you see dust on there, then you have to spray them again, but it's a year round spray all, if you didn't do it. - So you spray the top or the bottom? - You spray underneath the leaves. - Hit it from the bottom, got it. - And then if the plants look sticky, then you have Aphids. And they are mainly near the buds and the points where, you know, the growth, and it looks kinda sweaty looking I guess, you know, and what you have to do in order to get rid of those, you have to use that Bonide systemic houseplant insect control and you just put it in the container and then as you water it, amino grow it comes out of the particle, comes into the root, into the stem, and goes to the top and then gets rid of those aphids over there, so, two different things that you normally have trouble with, with indoor plants, so it's that aphids and spider mites. If it's real dry in the house, you have spider mite problems, if it's you know like a hibiscus, generally you always end up with aphids.