One of the most important things you need to do to keep your succulent strong and healthy is to keep an eye out for plant pests and bugs, such as mealybugs, scale, ants or spider mites. These pests and bugs will cause severe damage to your succulents if left unchecked and if you are not in favor of using pesticides then you will have to find another method of protecting your succulents.
One of the safest and most effective methods people have found is using a paintbrush. Your succulents will vary in shape and size therefore it is important that your brushes are a variety of sizes as well. You should also make sure that some of your brushes have harder bristles, this will help you to remove bugs and pests that are more stubborn than most. Using a paintbrush in this way is one of the safest methods you can find. It will allow you to remove the things that damage your succulents without inflicting further damage in the process.