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baodai

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What is this bug? and how to kill them
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Yep, millipede. Are they in your mix in pots or just crawling around your growing area?
 
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They aren't all that bad, and can be hard to get rid of. Try a drench of Physan...I find that it is very irritating to worms, bugs, etc...that should chase them out. Or, you could just repot.
 

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They aren't all that bad, and can be hard to get rid of. Try a drench of Physan...I find that it is very irritating to worms, bugs, etc...that should chase them out. Or, you could just repot.
Hi Eric,

Too many pots to repot. I can see them from my clear pot specially on my clivia pot ... I just hate hate them ... I can deal with mealybug but not this one
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Try insecticide granules for houseplants. You sprinkle the granules over the pot and then water to disolve and disperse them.
 

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Other than an annoyance do they harm the plants?
They will be hard to eliminate if the pots are in contact with the ground soil.
 

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They're probably doing you a favor. Getting rid of the broken down bark and keeping your mix fresh!
 

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Millipedes are not your friend.

Millipedes will damage plants.

Their main diet is decaying plant tissue but they will chew holes in roots and other moist soft tissue.

Not good to have.
 

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I find millipedes are only a problem with wood and bark. Do they eat other insects?
No they don't eat insects. But there is a mutant form that goes out at night far from the pots in search of human tissue. No one knows what they do with the tissue, but it tickles.
 

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Diatamaceous earth powder is supposed to be effective on these guys. But they have to walk through it to get the "glass shards" into their pores.
 

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