Follow your pesticide's directions
and clean up thoroughly
when you're done.
Unfortunately, there are times when a particular pest, such as fire ants, requires strong measures. Use every caution when you resort to pesticide. Follow the directions on the package, wear protective clothing (and wash it afterward), and take a shower or at least wash your hands and face as soon as possible. Keep in mind that insects and microorganisms sometimes evolve rapidly and become immune to chemical remedies whose damaging effects remain in the environment nonetheless.
Mild soap can help you keep container plants pest-free. Keep reading to learn about washing container plants to eliminate pests.
Want more information about gardening? Try these:
- Garden Care: Take care of your garden to promote healthy plant growth.
- Tips for Preventing Garden Pests and Diseases: Use these tips to keep pests and diseases away from your garden.
- Controlling Vegetable Garden Pests: Find out what to do when garden pests attack.
- Gardening: Learn the basics of successful gardening.