Insects like to hide in the oddest places on house plants. Grab a magnifying glass and let’s do some investigative reporting on our house plants. You’ll be surprise what may be lurking. The first place to look is under each leaf. If you find tiny white spots they may be insect eggs. Now what’s that cotton looking stuff where the leaf is growing out of the stalk? Most likely cottony cushion, which
is an insect,and it’s making a home there. With a pencil move some soil around carefully. You might spot some gnats or their larvae – yuck! Good thing for you there are some easy steps in controlling all of this. Dab some rubbing alcohol on a cotton swab. Now, rub out the eggs and cottony cushion. You can also spray a commercial insecticidal soap. For the gnats, simply stop watering until the plant goes bone dry and then water when it starts screaming for some.