“Sì perché l'autorità dell'opinione di mille nelle scienze non val per una scintilla di ragione di un solo . . ."
-- Galileo "Biff" Galilei
There's always predatory mites. Check out the last paragraph: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_mite
o//~ Livin' like a bug ain't easy / My old clothes don't seem to fit me /
I got little tiny bug feet / I don't really know what bugs eat /
Don't want no one steppin' on me / Now I'm sympathizin' with fleas /
Livin' like a bug ain't easy / Livin' like a bug ain't easy... o//~
They are also expensive and the minimum amounts would take care of a large greenhouse. Not very cost effective if you have only a few plants to treat.
Grand Hotel... always the same. People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.
Just so ya know, my bottle of neem oil says "insecticide, fungicide, miticide". It will definitely get the job done. There is no worry about damaging your plants either. I accidentally drown my baby ceph leaf cutting in a waaaaaaaay too concentrated neem oil soln, and the plant wasn't affected at all.
It is recommended that you use Neem oil every 1-2 weeks to ensure that pests never have a chance to develop.
***Disclaimer*** I have only used this on orchids and have not tried it on any carnivorous plants yet. I have had great success with this and orchid pests, but not sure if any of the ingredients would harm a CP.
Here is a homemade solution (not my creation) that I use on my orchids with no problems.
10 drops dishsoap (urea free)
1.8 ml cinnamon extract (about 1/2 tsp.)
2 cups tepid water
I spray liberally all over the plant. It does have to come in contact with the bugs. I even pour it into the pot and then thoroughly flush the pot the next day. After a treatment or two it usually takes care of any bug. It has worked for me on mites, scale, springtails, and sphagnum gnats.
Feed me Seymour.