What are these and should I be worried?
I just noticed them today as I was "cleaning" up any dead leaves etc. and when I moved some of the potting medium--there are little crawling "fly" (though I don't think they fly) like bugs crusing around.
Now--I am not one that likes these little bugs--beneficial or not and would not like them to make home in my assortment of cacti that is bug free (or for that matter--my home).
Or do they just live in the moist conditions that VFT prefer?
Either way I would like them to be GONE.
I'm gonna try looking up what they may be and how to get rid of them--if I find more I will post but has anyone else have this happen???
OK--I think they may be Fungus gnats and little mites(?)(thats the closest resemblance I found)--which wouldn't be bad if my plants were outdoors. I still don't want them.
Treatments I read so far include...
Drying out the soil....
and some pesticides(of course).
Anyone have this problem???
I just pushed the soil around a bit with a toothpick and they sure are there!!!
OK--so another "remedy" I noticed was to "drown" them out.
Reading posts I see that, at least for a little while, this shouldn't hurt my plant. I will try that tonight and hopefully someone here will have better ideas.
I'm gonna stop up at the shop I got it from tomorrow anyways.
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