Pest management for interiorscape can be
challenging. Not only do you have to deal with the pest but also the
limitations of treating them indoors.
First step is always
to identify your pest. You may need to take the sample to your local
extension office or an independent lab. Donít Guess! If you don't
know what your problem is how can you select a treatment? Also make
sure the pest is not already dead. If its alive, can it just be
removed? can it be washed off?
Once you have the problem identified if
using a pesticide, be sure it is labeled for the interior landscape, your
pest is on the label, and that if there is an odor it will not be an
issue. If looking to use biological control, consult your
bio control supplier
to make sure you get the right beneficial. Also know what pesticides
have been applied over the last 2 months because pesticide residue
can kill your your newly release beneficials.