Moving plants back inside

This year I moved my ficus trees which usually reside in the sunroom, out to our deck. I know they will need to come inside, but now I have ants and other usual outdoor bugs crawling in the pots. I planned to repot the trees with new soil and clean out the pots before I move them inside. Is this the right way to transition indoor plants from the outside?
Submitted by BHGPhotoContest

Repotting the plants before moving them indoors is certainly one option that should work well. Regardless, you'll want to clean up the pots and plants when moving them indoors. You may also want to isolate the plants for a few weeks from any that stayed indoors, just in case there are hitch-hiking insects that you may miss on visual inspection.


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