It's that time of year, when the weather warms up and we, unfortunately, see a spike in common plant pests.
Here at the Jungle, we do not use pesticides, and prefer a more natural approach to ridding our beloved plants from bugs.
Here is what we use, and you can make it at home!
For Mealy Bugs, Aphids, Scale, Spider Mites, Whitefly:
In a 16 oz water spray bottle, mix together:
12 oz of water
4 oz of 92% isopropyl rubbing alcohol
2 tablespoons Dawn Blue Dish Liquid
Use this recipe and spray your infected plant(s) thoroughly, every 2-3 days for 2 weeks.
For Fungul Gnats and Soil Centipedes:
Allow your infected plants to dry out as much as possible without negatively affecting them.
When you water again, mix 50/50 water and hyrdrogen peroxide. Water as normal, flushing the soil.
This will only be effective and safe for your plant if you have a drainage hole in your planter.
If you are trying to get rid of soil centipedes, we advise that you do this soil flush outside, as it will force them out the bottom of the planter, and they are better off outside, than in your house.
You can do this soil flush once a month, if needed.