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round, tiny, white bugs/mites in my

Posted by avincent071 MA (My Page) on
Wed, Aug 29, 07 at 23:32

Hello. Recently I have been using Miracle Gro's Organic choice potting mix, and it has been nothing but trouble, at least I think it has. Anyway, I have seen these round, very tiny, white mites in my soil. On the first occasion, it was with my dracaena plant, they were in the soil, but they didn't seem to be on the leaves. The second time was in my propagator (high humidity), with some tagetes seeds. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Also I have been stuggling with fungus gnats. That problem isn't nearly as bad as it used to be. I've just been putting the plants out on the deck a lot more, and cutting back on watering. Will this work or will I need chemicals.

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RE: round, tiny, white bugs/mites in my

Those are the larva of one or another insect and may well be the larva of the Fungus Gnats you have. Aside from cutting back on soil watering, if these are the larva of the Fungus Gnats, you could but some Mosquito Dunks, one of the Bacillus thuringiensis bacteriums, on the soil and that could help.

RE: round, tiny, white bugs/mites in my

have very tiny white bugs on my indoor herbs. I think they were in the potting soil because they only appeared after I transplanted my seedlings. Could these be cyclamen mites? Here is a link to some photos.

Here is a link that might be useful: Photos of the bugs

RE: round, tiny, white bugs/mites in my

  • Posted by jean001 z8aPortland, OR (My Page) on
    Thu, May 22, 08 at 14:05

Sorry. Can't determine anything from the blurry photos.

Beyond that, if cyclamen mites were presesnt, they would be on the plant, not on/in the potting mix or soil.

RE: round, tiny, white bugs/mites in my

the best way to kill any and bugs will be to microwave the soil for about 3:00min.try this and if any reaper put a raw potato sliced in chunks and chance every two or three day, do this two or three different times and your soil is bug free.

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