Pitcher Plant Pest Control: Learn About Pests Of Pitcher Plants

By Mary H. Dyer, Master Naturalist and Master Gardener, http://www.summitspringsgardenwriting.com Pitcher plants are exotic, fascinating plants, but they\’re prone to many of the same problems that affect any other plant, including pests. If you\’re wondering how to get rid of bugs on carnivorous plants, keep in mind that pitcher plant pest control can be tricky. Read on to find out why. Pests of Pitcher Plants Common pitcher plant problems include pests; and if you\’re dealing with pitcher plant pests, you have a challenge on your hands. For example, beneficial insects that help control pests on most plants aren\’t always very helpful. Why? Because the pitcher plant may dine on the helpful bugs! If that\’s not bad enough, pitcher plants are sensitive to chemicals. Even non-toxic insecticidal soap spray may damage (or kill) pitcher plants. So, how to get rid of bugs on carnivorous plants? Unless you really know what you\’re

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