Winter is a common time for indoor houseplants to have insect and spider mite pests. The low numbers of pests that were on plants brought indoors last fall have spent the past 3 months reproducing and growing to the point that problems are often quite obvious by mid-winter. Read more about houseplant pests, their prevention and control in the ISU Extension & Outreach news release for January 10. 2013.
Also see pamphlet # PM1595, Houseplant Insect Control, available for download at the ISU Extension Online Store.
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