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Q.Bugs Living In My Pot Plants Soil. 2

Zone vlaardingen, netherlands | haiwei added on July 30, 2020 | Answered

Hello I’ve posted this a few days ago too but because of the poor photo I couldn’t get a definitive answer and didn’t want to risk spending money on a solution which possibly wouldn’t work so i’m posting this again. recently I wanted to grow tea herbs so i bought some pots with seeds and coconut soil. Not even a week passed and i found some maggots or just larvea in the soil(see picture). I want to ask if they are harmfull to my plant? and if so how to get rid of them? The herbs I am planting are thym, lemon balm, chamomille and mints. Also I may have overwatered the soil because of the warm weather which is most likely a important factor.

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Answered on July 30, 2020

Yes. I see now. My answer still stands. It is a root maggot, many of which cannot be distinguished from one another. The articles that were posted in the answer still apply, with one addition.

Your roots are likely going to rot, both, from the infestation and overwatering.

Likely, you will be left to start over, even after treatment. Along with the treatments from the other question, I would recommend a fungicide.


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