I have a beautiful Norfolk pine. I live in Utah, but my beautiful tree has grown
and just been so strong, and he is going on 6 years old. We have made it through repots and being moved around, and he still is amazing. But, today I found potato bugs in his soil. Help. Are these okay? What should I do or not do? He is still looking really good, but I have to know. Mr Norfolk has became part of the family. Mr Norfolk (his name) has became part of the family...I would be devastated. Please, any ideas. ty
I don't think Mr Norfolk is in big trouble, and Mrs Norfolk shouldn't worry too much.
There are three critters that I know of that are commonly called "potato bug": the Colorado potato beetle, jerusalem cricket, and pill bug.
Which ever you have I don't think the tree is in much danger, they are probably feeding on organic matter in the soil, but could go to munching on the roots.