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Is this thripes? Gasp!

This is a discussion on Is this thripes? Gasp! within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Originally Posted by dsm They'll get in your soil. too, that is the important thing ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by dsm View Post
    They'll get in your soil. too, that is the important thing to avoid future infestation: if you have not had them in your yard before, you must now get rid of all the soil associated with the plants they came in on, and replace it. That way you stand a chance of interrupting their life cycle.

    I had to move my glads into isolated soil-pockets with buried pots and that got them under control, but they were residential in the soil of that garden so eventually I gave up and only grew the flowers they seemed to leave alone.
    Pour malathion through all the pots. That will take care of the underground visitors. Do it outside because it stinks. I wear chemical gloves when working with it.


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    I am so sorry that this happened to you!!! You'll get them, you just have to be diligent about it, as they mentioned above. Good luck

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