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The spotted lanternfly is highly invasive and can spread rapidly when introduced to new areas, as it has more than 70 host plant species and a lack of natural native enemies.

Thrips are a common insect found in indoor and outdoor gardens, but you definitely don’t want them around since they suck the life out of plants. PlantTok creator @amonthejungle uses masking tape to trap these annoying bugs.

Mealybugs are white, wingless, cotton looking insects that can quickly infest your houseplants. Fortunately, @reagankastner will show you how to get rid of them with a solution of neem oil, dish soap, and water.

Fungus gnats are an annoying small fly that loves to infest soil and potting mix, so it’s no surprise most plant parents will deal with them eventually. PlantTok creator @nicolelarsonn shows you how to interrupt the egg laying with cinnamon, then gives a couple more tips if that doesn’t do the trick.

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