So, I've never had this problem before.
I grow outside. 50/50 peat and perlite. I've had the same bag of Canadian peat for probably 3 years. It's been kept in a shed and sealed up.
Anyway, this year is my first year with seeds.
First immediate question- what to Sarracenia look like when they're first popping out of their seeds? Like look like regular little sprouts, which contradicts the unidentified seedling I bought with an old order elsewhere. The little seedling looks like a mini Sarracenia of some sorts. These look like short versions of my tomato plant seedlings, minus the furry look.
Moving on, the problem has popped up after planting my seeds. I have a 1020 tray full of little peat pots which have various Sarracenia seeds in them, now there's like...always gnat/fruitfly looking things buzzing around and crawling out of the soil. Freaks me out.
They're being grown on my lanai, to protect them from pollen showers and rain, under a light.
Outside, with my established plants, I've noticed the gnats and those little red bugs scurrying all around the entire table, which hosts Sarracenia, Neps, Sundews, and my Cobra Plant. Actually, I believe my Cobra plant hasn't been affected. They're mostly on the pots, but occasionally on the true plant. I haven't noticed webbing, or holes in my plants, or any damage. I just don't like them and they freak me out.
In addition, can anyone tell me what causes wavy/curled pitchers? Since last year, my Dana's Delights have done that. Some pitchers come in tall and straight and perfect, but others are curly qued or lopsided or squiggly looking. It's only this plant, and all of its divisions. Maybe it's a virus, but it didn't always do that. And wouldn't the entire plant be crippled? I actually have 2 parents plants bought a year apart, how could they both have been infected? I thought it was mites but I've honestly never ever seen mites or anything, I think. Last year there were NO bugs of any kind except mosquitoes. This year is spider mites, but they're all over everything, and it's just that one species.
I've treated everything with diluted Acephate, to no avail.