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Throw Your Plants Away Immediately
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Of all the reasons to throw a plant away, pest infestation may be the most urgent. Infestation is a common problem that isn't limited to gardens and farms, and as long as you keep plants — even if they're indoors — pests such as bagworms or mealybugs can invade.
You can try to get rid of the infestation, but it is an uphill battle. Oftentimes, you'll find that the pests have established a home and laid eggs deep in the soil, which means it's best to dispose of your plant to prevent the problem from spreading.
If you notice increased levels of shedding from leaves, there are a couple of steps you can take before disposing of the plant completely, including trying to stabilize the plant's environment. However, you will want to do this gradually, as sudden changes in temperature or humidity can cause leaf loss.
When it's time to bring outdoor plants inside for the winter, bring them indoors at night only for a couple of weeks. This will allow your plants to become acclimated to the indoor temperatures before making the full-time transition.