Top 10 List of Pests That Affect Houseplants: Happy to hear your experience with bonide

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Top 10 List of Pests That Affect Houseplants

By paulgrow
November 24, 2015

As the outdoor gardening season is winding down in many parts of the country, a lot of us are bringing plants indoors or purchasing houseplants to keep our thumbs green during the winter months. Do you know that most pests that affect houseplants are brought in hitchhiking on other plants? I’ll help you identify many of those pests.

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Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 26, 2011 5:29 AM CST
I have been wanting to try this product. We lovers of tender succulents frequently use systemic imidacloprid before bringing those plants in for the winter. A single application of one of the brand name products that contains it (not sure whether to mention the name here or not) can keep those plants pest-free for around a year. That's all great; however, while generally considered safe for humans and used in flea medications, it is a neurotoxin and toxic to bees. That's the reason I've been searching for something else. I believe I may have found it with the bonide. Thank you for the recommendation.
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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Oct 27, 2011 4:10 PM CST
I've had good results with that Bonide product on my indoor coleus cuttings, too.

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Name: Karen
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kqcrna
Oct 27, 2011 5:59 PM CST
See it at the end of the article.

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tarev
Oct 28, 2011 5:28 PM CST
I have always wondered what everyone uses to treat their plants before bringing them in. Will try bonide then. I do have a some plants that needs to be taken indoors very soon..thanks for the insightful article Smiling
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chickadee
Oct 31, 2011 8:39 AM CST
I also have used Bonine with success.
I know we don't usually endorse specific name brand products, but it really does help to have the name of the product, to shop for it.
Name: Carole
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SongofJoy
Oct 31, 2011 8:46 AM CST
With the imidacloprid for tender succulents, I make one application a year. I wonder if the bonide will last that long?
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Name: Paul
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paulgrow
Oct 31, 2011 10:16 AM CST
Is the imidacloprid suggested for indoor use?
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 31, 2011 10:31 AM CST
Paul, the imacloprid is the main ingredient in a brand name tree and shrub treatment. Won't mention the brand name here but it starts with the letter B. It is an annual application that a lot of succulent lovers use to treat their succulents in the fall before bringing them inside to over-winter. I wouldn't use it on indoor plants. I should have explained that a bit more clearly. I was wondering how often bonide needs to be applied since I've never used it.
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Name: Karen
Cincinnati, Oh (Zone 6a)
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kqcrna
Oct 31, 2011 10:43 AM CST
I think it was 2 months. But bugs generally aren't a problem here in winter. If I treat plants in fall when I bring them into the house, that seems adequate. If I were bringing a new plant into the house in winter, I'd treat and isolate that plant for a while.

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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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SongofJoy
Oct 31, 2011 10:57 AM CST
I'm speaking specifically of my succulent collection and that's it. Sorry for the confusion. I isolate new plants coming in to my home.
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Name: Paul
Allen Park, MI (Zone 6a)
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paulgrow
Oct 31, 2011 11:09 AM CST
I'm familiar with it, Bayer Tree and Shrub.
It's what is recommended for the Emerald Ash Borer.

I though you were using it indoors.
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Name: Carole
Clarksville, TN (Zone 6b)
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Charter ATP Member Garden Sages Plant Identifier I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! I helped plan and beta test the plant database. I helped beta test the Garden Planting Calendar
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SongofJoy
Oct 31, 2011 12:49 PM CST
Yes, but I don't endorse products. Not using it on indoor plants just to be perfectly clear. I'm treating succulents coming in to over-winter. Once in the fall does it for a year. I'm still going to try the bonide on my indoor plants. Glad to have the recommendation,
The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched -- they must be felt with the heart. ~ Helen Keller

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