In an increasingly sustainability conscious world, individuals and businesses have to do whatever they can in order to help preserve the natural resources of the planet. Chemical pesticides have long been flagged for their potentially harmful effects to both people, animals and the earth as a whole. With this in mind, it might be time to start thinking about switching to a natural pesticide for your indoor plants at home or in the office. These are the best all-natural, inexpensive pesticides to use for indoor plants when you’re after an alternative that is less likely to have a harmful effect on the environment you’re in. 


What are Natural Pesticides?

Pesticides can be defined as protective substances that are used to control disease carriers and other pests, which could potentially be harmful to the crop or plant. There are many different types on the market. Natural pesticides are those that aren’t manufactured in a lab, but come from natural resources, like mineral or plant derivatives. The field is growing at a rapid rate, with more people taking their own health more seriously, especially in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic in recent years. 


Chrysanthemum Flower Tea

Chrysanthemum flowers play host to a powerful compound that has a variety of different uses in traditional medicine. Containing a compound called pyrethrum which damages the nervous systems of most pests, making tea from the flower is one of the most popular ways to deter pests from engaging with your indoor plants. Let the tea sit for 20 minutes, cool it down in a spray bottle and voila, you have a solution that can be used for up to eight weeks. You’re likely to be astounded by the results, which should be relatively consistent no matter which plant you use the solution on. 


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Salt Spray

Another effective natural pesticide to consider is a salt spray. Known for deterring pests, it takes things a step further by also increasing nutrition absorption in plants too. As the name suggests, you will need a spray bottle, some water and a decent amount of salt to create a mixture that can be sprinkled onto the plants. Less is more when you’re doing so for the first time. Do so weekly, switching things up if you notice adverse results. You’ll hit that perfect sweet spot before you know it. 


Extra Advice for Specific Indoor Plants

Tending to indoor plants is what the ExecuFlora team does best. Aware of the vast nature of options when it comes to decorating a home or office, we’re dedicated to helping different species thrive in various indoor environments. If you need some advice on what types of natural pesticides might work best for your specific plants, we’ve got you covered. We can even point you in the right direction for finding a good quality spray bottle. You won’t have to worry about buying a chemical spray at the supermarket anytime soon. Get in touch with us today and watch the pests stay away.