Houseplant Pest Control
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buggies in soil.

Zone New York, New York 10011 | Anonymous added on August 28, 2017 | Answered

I asked two yesterday. Instead of hot water to control collembola, would the roots fair well with DME soil (5%) mix? Image is of one 600X. Also Mealy bugs abound. Cheers.

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Downtoearthdigs
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Answered on August 29, 2016

We recommend you remove the old soil and repot your plant with a good quality potting soil. Remove as much of the old soil from around the roots as you can.

Discard the contaminated soil.

These links will help you with more information.

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/garden-how-to/soil-fertilizers/types-of-potting-soil.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/mealybugs-control.htm

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