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By TrapsAndDews
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Are these fungus gnats or spider mites? (probably not spider mites because they prefer drier conditions from what I read) Will the webs cause any damage to my plants? How do I get rid of these? (I can't figure it out, the pot was bagged, so how did it get in there?)
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By Panman
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If it is fungus gnats you can add some mosquito bits to the water that you use. That will take care of the larvae. I don't think it would work if you are tray watering, though.
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By TrapsAndDews
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You said it won't work if I'm tray watering. Would it work if I used a spray bottle?

Also, what are all those warnings on the bag for? :?
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By TrapsAndDews
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Here’s a picture from Amazon:
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Is the stuff really that dangerous?
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By Savethetrees4life
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I’ve never dealt with them. So I can’t say for sure. But I did read there are a lot of types of them and that looks similar to spider silk. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spider_mite
I wish you the best.
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By TrapsAndDews
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TrapsAndDews wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:22 pm
Savethetrees4life wrote: Wed Apr 13, 2022 6:17 pm Spider mites?
The spaces between the threads seem too big for spider mites to me.
I've been monitoring the plants, and it seems that it could be spider mites. I am only seeing webs under the leaves, and I have see no signs of fungus gnat larvae or fungus gnats themselves.
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By TrapsAndDews
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When I got into carnivorous plants, no one told me I'd have to deal with pests. :? I wish I could just dump in a bunch of chemicals, but that would probably kill all my plants. :shock:
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