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Can anyone tell me what these are and how to get rid of them?

4 years ago
last modified: 4 years ago

I don’t know why my question didn’t post.


i couldn’t identify these from literature or online research. They are about be 1-2mm long, reddish yellow, non-flying. They seem to group together on top of the leaves. I have removed what I thought to be some eggs which felt like tiny crystalized dots.

i first noticed them on my fiddle leaf fig but unfortunately they have spread to a lemon tree and a strelitzia as well.

the plants seem to be thriving still but i’m worries this might end soon as the fiddle leaf is showing some rust colored spots in the bottom of some leaves as well as some kind of black discoloration or coverage on the roots of the leaves ( I have found something about residue of metabolized discharge?)

i showered the plants and used some natural, greasy bug spray but other than reduce it didn’t get rid of them completely. Are there any nematodes I could use?

any help would be greatly appreciated!

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