Spiders In House Plants - Knowledgebase Question

Jonesboro, AR
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Question by james_l_7240
July 23, 2000
We put our house plants outside for some sun and now they are full of spiders. What can I do to get rid of the spiders before I bring them back inside?

Answer from NGA
July 23, 2000
Usually, prior to bringing them indoors a routine washing or two with a spray of water from the garden hose along with careful inspection and treatment with insectidal soap (if needed) will clean off any insects including aphids, spider mites, and spiders that may have hopped on during the summer. Often times the spiders will have moved on by fall all by themselves, too.

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