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For gardeners in Springfield, mold, mealy bugs and strains of fungus that are disgusting on houseplants are very annoying. Here are some simple solutions to make them go away. Simple, safe and natural home remedies to rid your houseplants of pests like mold, mealy bugs and fungus.

BUG ZERO
(417) 831-7378
311 N Waverly Ave
Springfield, MO
 
HAHN EXTERMINATORS INC
(417) 883-4611
3636 S Nettleton Ave
Springfield, MO
 
CAMPBELL PEST CONTROL INC
(417) 831-0444
651 W Brower St
Springfield, MO
 
INDEPENDENT PEST SERVICES
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740 W COLLEGE STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MO
 
SCHAEFER PEST CONTROL
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2732 S Grant Ave
Springfield, MO
 
WOLF PEST CONTROL
(417) 781-8057
623 E Montclair St Apt 3c
Springfield, MO
 
CHEM-TROL INC
(417) 866-0101
2565D W Bennett St
Springfield, MO
 
WORKMAN EXTERMINATING CO
(417) 885-9787
3861 S Jefferson Ave
Springfield, MO
 
AAA TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(417) 831-6430
1036 W HOVEY STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MO
 
CHILTONS ENVIRONMENTAL TERMITE & PEST CONTROL
(417) 886-0788
1116 W HIGHLAND STREET
SPRINGFIELD, MO
 

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Mold, mealy bugs and strains of fungus are disgusting on houseplants. Here are some simple solutions to make them go away. Use the solution to wash down the plant leaves that are affected. Then, put a little into the top inch of the soil around the plant leaves and the topsoil around the plant. (You may want to first dig out the top inch of potting soil and replace with fresh before adding the solution as an extra measure of control.)

Mold & Mealy Bug Wash
1/2 cup (114g) cup Epsom salt
1 cup (240ml) warm water

Put Epsom salt into the warm water. Stir until dissolved. Use immediately on plants.


Mildew, Mold and Mealy Bug Spray

1 teaspoon (5ml) liquid Castile soap
1 teaspoon (5ml) tea tree extract
3 teaspoons (14g) baking soda
2 quarts (2L) water

Pour the Castile soap, tea tree extract and baking soda into the water. Mix well. Store in a spray bottle. Label with name and date. Shelf life: 3 to 4 months

One of the most famous fungicides in the world is known as Bordeaux mixture. It was discovered when French botanist, Alexis Millardet, noticed that certain grapevines in France were not suffering from mildew. He asked the farmer why, and was told that the grapes, which had a blue tinge on the leaves, had been sprayed with a mixture of copper sulfate (bluestone) and lime. This was quite a discovery as it turns out that copper is toxic to the fungus. The addition of lime adheres the mix to the vine and helps reduce the chance of getting too much copper on the plant which would be toxic.

Fungus Stopper
3 tablespoons (43g) copper sulfate (bluestone)
2 tablespoons (29g) lime
1 cup (240ml) warm water

Mix ingredients. Pour in a spray bottle. Label with name and date. Store in a cool dark place. Shelf life: 1 to 2 weeks

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