Help: Bug Infestation (Mites?)
== Chris Rake ==
gt9308a at prism.gatech.edu
Thu Dec 5 11:27:31 EST 1996
I'm not sure if these are the right newsgroups, but they're the only
ones I found that deal with plants.
I have a vine-type house plant that I recently repotted and moved inside
for the winter. It's doing really well and since repotting has grown
all sorts of new growth.
However, this morning I noticed small black bugs all over the stems of
the plant. Their "shells" (ie: dust like waste) were all over the
table. At first I thought it was some funky growth on the plant, but
when I looked closer it was these mite like bugs. I checked the
surrounding plants and no other plant had this infestation. These bugs
were slow moving and about the size of a bread crum. I have since
moved the plant outside as I didn't want these bugs spreading all over
my apartment. It's going to be warm for a few days, but I'd like to get
the plant back inside before the next round of cold weather hits.
What are these bugs? What can I do about them without killing the
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