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Bookmon
May 21, 2018 9:43 PM CST
So, I pick a Gardenia bloom last night. Had it setting on a lid to a fountain drink soda as I carried it and other items inside. Once in the good kitchen light I see these long (eight to three sixteenths), thin thingies crawlin' on the soda lid and out from the flower. What are they? Should I worry? Should I become Gozer the Destroyer and make them toast?
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Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 21, 2018 9:58 PM CST
Well, I wouldn't drink the soda! Did you get any photos?

I never thought of using Gozer the Destroyer as an insecticide but I think I'll try it. Smiling
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Ontario, Canada (Zone 4a)
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sooby
May 22, 2018 4:30 AM CST
My first thought was thrips but while 3/16" might just about fit, 1/2" is waaay too big. If it happens again can you show us a picture of them?

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