Interiorscaper suppliers make it their duty to supply you with the most attractive and healthy houseplant you can get. However, once you bring this plant home, you may start noticing some problems days or weeks after the purchase. More often than not, the problem is not because your supplier sold you an unhealthy plant but because of the conditions in your home. A problem some homeowners notice is holes in the potted plant.
Finding holes dug into the houseplant is frustrating but is also a common problem mostly in the fall and winter. This is because as the air gets cooler outside, rodents and other pests tend to seek shelter indoors. Although these creatures do not eat houseplants, rodents will consider the loose potting soil as a great hiding place. Rodents burrow in an effort to store food. This causes damages to the houseplant. If you spot this problem on your dracaena, all is not lost.
Eliminate the mice problem
When you spot holes in the potting soil, the first thing you need to do is to get rid of the rodent problem. One option you can consider is that of allowing a housecat to roam around the house. This will help repel and even kill the rodents. The second option is that of setting up traps around the house. You should also consider the use of poison but only if you don’t have pets in the house.
Still in the elimination of mice, you need to seal the entryways. Rodents get into your house from outside through cracks and holes. Sealing these spaces will help keep the rodents out. Installing door and window screens will also help keep these creatures out. The control of rodents is the key to preventing damage to the healthy plants you buy from wholesale nurseries.
Replace the potting soil
At times, when burrowing, rodents will remove growing soil from the pot. This means a reduction in the amount of nutrients the plant gets as well as a reduction in the support that your houseplant gets. You can contact plantscaper suppliers for the best growing medium.
Rodents can cause a nuisance both to you and your houseplants. Make sure that you always take the time to get rid of them as soon as possible. The longer you allow them to run free the more problems they will cause.
As the fall and winter approaches, you should get ready for all manner of pests. If you have a draceana, you have to protect it from the nuisance of these pests. Do not wait too long to control these pests. The sooner you act the better.