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Pest Eating Roots Over Winter

Large pink-headed maggots are eating the roots of fuschia over winter. I noticed them in the soil at the end of the season in my hanging baskets and pots. Each year I refresh the soil with new compost. What are they, and what can be done to prevent this from happening?

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#1 Comment By AnnsGreeneHaus On 03/11/2013 @ 6:27 pm

Chewing larvae can be killed using Bacillus thuringiensis (Bt) or spinosad.
Always follow package instructions.

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