Traveling a long way, with plants?

Traveling a long way, with plants? Topic: Thesis on invasive plants
July 21, 2019 / By Clarity
Question: I am moving soon and I am looking for advice or tips on clever ways to move plants. I have 10 indoor plants. I have 25 outdoor plants. Almost all of the outdoor plants have a major gnat/fruit fly infestation, and one is a Venus fly trap that i added wild moss to that I found in my neighborhood now that has a big infestation of little tiny bugs too. (woopsie!) My question is, can I wrap the buggy outdoor plants in some sort of protective plastic or will they suffocate? My drive is 15+hours. I don't want to spread the bugs to my indoor plants! Better yet, I'll take advice on how to get rid of theses bugs before I move. I have 1 month til I move. I have tried the apple cider vinegar and dish water in a bowl wrapped in plastic wrap with holes. I've also tried the same with cherry syrup and red wine. With no results. I don't think I will be able to get rid of the little bugs in the Venus fly trap, there are so many that when I mist the trap with water, the whole ground comes alive with them! ICK! Thanks a lot!
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Beatrix Beatrix | 4 days ago
Just thought that I would chime in- I once relocated from Michigan to California and had to have my plants inspected for "invasive species" before taking them to Cal. Why? because of a nasty little hitchhiker that almost killed California's agriculture-the medfly ! Read this- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mediterrane... A bug that causes no or little damage to your native plants can wreak havoc in a new location! These Invasive Species can cause massive destruction! We are not even allowed to move or transport fire wood, because of the "emerald ash borer"- this little "bug" has killed millions of acres of forest and cost use millions of dollars as it spread through our cities and woods! Please read- http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emerald_ash... http://dnr.wi.gov/forestry/fh/ash/ Do yourself and the world a favor and bid farewell to your plants! Certain "bugs" that are not indigenous to the area can cause a major problems to the environmentally.
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Try mixing about a teaspoon of dishwashing detergent in a gallon of water (that ratio, anyway) and spraying this on the infected outdoor plants. Use a strong, fine spray with a hose nozzle first to knock the bugs off, and then use the detergent/water spray as a repellent.
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