Check winter houseplants for brown leaf tips, wilting, dropping of lower leaves and little or no new growth - all signs that your plant may be in trouble.
OSU research indicates that the less toxic iron phosphate containing slug baits are as effective as those with metaldehyde.
Home remedies have shown some effectiveness against many garden pests and diseases.
Be sure to ID insects first before choosing a method for control
Winter is a good time to check for insects on your houseplants
Control plant-eating mollusks early and often
A few tips will assure plants live into the new year