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6 Common Houseplant Pests—and How to Get Rid of Them

The Culprit: Aphids

What you'll see: Stunted plant growth, curled or distorted foliage; tiny green, brown, or black insects on undersides of leaves.

Management: Wash the bugs away with a stream of water, or knock them off with your fingers or a cotton swab. Spray on an insecticidal soap, such as Safer Brand Insecticidal Soap, or make your own by mixing a mild dish detergent in a weak concentration with water. As an alternative, try neem oil.

6 Common Houseplant Pests—and How to Get Rid of Them

You may have a certified green thumb, but that won't keep bugs away from your plants. Follow these guidelines to identify and eliminate the most common houseplant pests. | By Marisa Villarreal, BobVila.com