- If they are maggots/worms: It is usual to find this kind of nuisance on plants, the bugs are attracted to the plant, but are not likely to cause much damage.
You can try building a trap with vinegar. Take an empty jar or can and fill it with cider vinegar near your plant. Midges are very attracted to the smell of vinegar. After filling your jar or can (preferably yellow, bugs love yellow), close the lid and poke small holes in it with a knife or screwdriver. Leave the box where the gnats have taken up residence.
- If they are aphids: 🦟
We use the black soap technique to eradicate these little bugs:
Simply dilute 6 tablespoons of black soap with 1L of water and sprinkle this "potion" on your plants. Be careful to do this only when your lamp is off to avoid "burning" your plants. You can also wipe the leaves on both sides with a paper towel soaked in this mixture. Repeat this procedure 2 to 3 times a week and you should not have any more problems. To prevent this from happening again, you can put coffee grounds on the soil when your plants are 2 cm tall: it is a natural repellent.
- If it's thrips/red spiders: 🕷
These small biting and sucking insects feed on the sap of your plants but hate moisture. As a first step, you can take the plant and its floater out of its pot (while keeping the water in the pot in order to preserve the nutritive solution) and immerse it in water at room temperature for 30 seconds to 1 minute. After that, we advise you to mist your plants every day to keep them moist and prevent the little beasts from coming back.
If after ten days you still see these insects, contact us!
Whatever the type of pests, if you have to change your plant pods, we invite you to clean your pots and floaters with white vinegar before starting new plants.
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