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Millepedes on my weeping fig

Millepedes on my weeping fig
Posted by Andrea Howie from Manitoba on 2001-03-29 11:26:13

My weeping fig houseplant has many little worms in its soil - which I have discovered are millepedes. Aside from drying the mulch and soil, which may damage my plant, how else can I get rid of these gross creepers?

many millepedes

  • millipedes
    Posted by Will Creed from NYC on 2001-04-06 15:59:03

    You may be able to solve the problem by getting rid of or replacing the mulch. If that doesn't work, you can apply a systemic pesticide as a soil drench. Be advised that systemics are absorbed into plant tissue throughout the plant. Do not use systemics if toddlers or pets might chew on the leaves.


    Quoting Andrea Howie: ------------
    -My weeping fig houseplant has many little worms in its soil - which I have discovered are millepedes. Aside from drying the mulch and soil, which may damage my plant, how else can I get rid of these gross creepers?

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