natural and biological pest control
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Which natural and biological pest control against which pest?

Yes, unfortunately, this too is an aspect of being a PLNTSparent. No matter how well you look after your green friends, there is almost no escaping it. For example, you take it inside on your clothes, it blows in through an open window or there is something in your new potting soil or on the new plant (that you have kept in quarantine for too short a time, it turns out afterwards). We are convinced that there is actually one really good way of controlling the various plant pests and that is biological pest control. This means that you introduce the natural enemy to your plants and they will then go to work to save your beloved plants. We understand that this is exciting and that you want to know all the ins and outs, especially before you actually release these little creatures on your plants. That's why we love to write this blog to help you become a real natural pest control expert. We will help you through it one pest at a time. Let's get started!

No time to read the blog? Then watch our PLNTSdoctor video! In it, Tessa explains all about how to tackle the most common pests in houseplants.

What is biological pest control?

Bilogical pest control is natural pest control, that doesn't harm the environemnt, your plants, the ecosystem or your children and pets. Sounds like an ideal solution right? The form we offer are predatory creatures, that will most of the time eat your infestation away. This is what happens in nature too, the circle of life right? This is a perfect replacement for using harsh chemicals on your plants, which might take care of the pest problem, but often also leaves their impact on your plants. So if you would like a safe and harmful option, biological pest control is for you!

Can I prepare my plants for biological pest control?

Yes, you can! We offer a plantsoap, that will give the pest control an head start. This plantsoap can be used for mealybugs, trips, aphids, white fly, spider mites and (soft) scale insects. Simply spray the top and bottom sides of your leaves and let them dry. Once they are dry, they are ready for pest control.

Istead of using a toxic substance, this soap is based on olive oil. Simple, but effective. This will help to get rid of the first part of the infestation. The places that you have trouble reaching, will be taken care of by the predatory creatures. So if you would like a better chance of success of getting rifd of your infestation, plantsoap can be a great fisrt step to take.

What pests can I control with predatory creatures?

We offer saviours for plagues of fungus gnats, mealybugs, thrips, white flies, spider mites and aphids. We have created seperate blogs, in which you can take a deep dive on how these predators work and how to put them to use;


Carlijn is probably one of the biggest plant geeks ever. She is always on the lookout for new gems and loves to share all her plant knowledge, tips and inspiration with our community!

31 March 2022
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