Aphids are some of the worst pest to deal with when they invade your home or plants outside. When you have an aphid infestation you better be prepared to do some work as they are very difficult to get rid of. Aphids are come in all shapes and colors and are known to attack almost any plant that they come into contact with therefore getting rid of them can be difficult because they will just move from plant to plant. Aphids have even been called plant lice because of the enormous numbers that will sometimes infest an area. This is possible because aphids reproduce very rapidly and some can even produce asexually. Meaning they are basically able to clone themselves. Once aphids get into your home they will be a real pain to deal with, but dont lose hope for I will give you some steps in helping to clear out the aphids on houseplants in your home.
Well the first step to finding a solution to the problem is to first acknowledge you have an aphid infestation of houseplants. You will probably see the first signs by seeing small white looking bugs in a big pile either on the stems or leafs of the plant. Aphids, because most are sexually reproducers will generally stay together in order to mate. This allows for their populations size to quickly grow out of hand and wreak havoc on any plants in the region. However aphids are not only white and small.
Some aphids are green in color and larger than the ones usually referred to as plant lice. The larger ones are also more solitary and will generally be asexual reproducers. The minute you see that aphids have started to live on your houseplants you should isolate that plant. By placing the plant in quarantine you decrease the chances that the aphids will be able to move to another plant and start another aphid infestation there. Once you have removed the infected plant from other nearby houseplants you are going to have to get rid of the aphids from the plants.
There are a couple ways you can go about this. The first is if the plant that is infected isnt very important to you. All you have to do is to take the houseplant outside and set it on fire. It sounds harsh to do but this is one of the only ways in ensuring that all the aphids are killed and will not spread to other plants in the area. The other option for you to do is to head to your local gardening store. Luckily for you because aphids are such a big problem there are many types of poisons that have been made to deal with the problem. All you have to do is pick up the proper poison and spray the plant this will hopefully kill all the aphids. However after spraying the plant with poison keep in in isolation for a couple days to make sure all the aphids are in fact killed and your other houseplants are safe from an aphid infestation.