I have really been hit hard this summer with pests on my CPs. I have found Mealybugs, Aphids and what I think is some kind of Mite. I have not been able to identify it yet as it is very small. I do know that it is red/orange in color.
So I am doing some research on methods to get rid of pests and came a cross the "Kill them with CO2" method. I have read mixed results and was wondering if this is actually worth trying out? I also came across this post on another site which had very good results with CO2, but he was killing snails and Millipedes and not Mealybugs, Aphids and Mites. link: Eliminating terrarium pests - Orchid Board
I am not very comfortable using pesticides on my CPs unless I really have to. I did however read about a certain type of pesticide that you apply into the plant medium and it is absorbed through the roots of the plant and any pests feeding on the plant will be poisoned and killed. Basically turning your plants into even more deadly killers but for the life of me I can't find the name of the product or any other information.