What to Do About Symphylans
These bugs are killing my plant (I think). I noticed the growth in the last couple of days slowing down on my tomatoes. So my buddy said flush the soil and all these bugs floated up, so I instantly got on the computer and searched to see what they are and they were Symphylans! They say to get rid of them by deep tilling or pesticide. I won't use pesticide, and I don't want to disturb the roots. I was thinking that every 4 days I could just flush out the 2-gallon pot with about 4 gallons of water and drown them. Would this work?
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Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/garden-symphylan-small-white-worm-like-bugs-in-the-soil.htm