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How to Identify Common Types of Houseplant Pests and Bugs

by Nayan Godhaviya on November 11, 2021

MEALYBUGS

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Identification: A mealybug infestation looks like cotton or white powder on houseplants.

Symptoms/damage: Mealybugs is a white sticky substance, Damage includes stunted or deformed new growth

SPIDER MITES

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● Identification: little mites crawling around on the webbing,

● Symptoms/damage: Fine webbing on the leaves, Damage includes deformed, dead and dried out leaves,

WHITEFLIES

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● Identification: white flying bugs fluttering around houseplants & little white dots (eggs)

● Symptoms/damage: Damaged leaves will turn yellow and drop from the plant.

FUNGUS GNATS

Fungus Gnats | Nebraska Extension in Lancaster County

● Identification: Small gnats flying around houseplants, tiny white worms in the soil.

● Symptoms/damage: they do feed on roots. So very large populations could damage weak or young houseplants.

APHIDS

Aphids on Trees and Shrubs | University of Maryland Extension

● Identification: Small, fat, juicy bugs clustering on new growth and flower buds. range of colors, from green, orange, red, brown, blue, or black.

● Symptoms/damage: sticky residue around the base of infested houseplants. Damage includes stunted and deformed growth.

SCALE

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● Identification: brown, tan, greyish, or white colored bumps or spots on the leaves and stems.

● Symptoms/damage: Scale insects don’t appear to move at all. They usually leave behind small pock marks when removed.

THRIPS

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● Identification: Small black bugs with skinny bodies and pointy tails. The adults have wings, but they aren’t great flyers.

● Symptoms/damage: the damaged parts will turn brown, and leaves and flower buds could begin dropping.

 

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