Like plants grown in soil gardens, those that are grown in hydroponic gardens are susceptible to various pests, including aphids and spider mites. It is important for all types of gardeners to have a plant pest control plan to recognize and treat infestations in order to keep their plants healthy.
Doing routine inspections is the beginning of pest control for plants. Once a problem has been observed on one or more plants, it needs to be properly identified before performing any type of plant heath care. Many gardeners keep various plant health supplies on hand so that they can treat a pest problem as soon as it is identified.
It is very helpful to add to each of the containers an easily read label that lists the type of pests it controls and the proper method of application. Treating the plants with the wrong pest control could cause the plants more harm than good and decrease their chances of recovering.