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May 2, 2020 1:33 PM CST

I have found these tiny, quickly crawling dark gray/brown insects underneath the pots of my plants.

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They're quite small and very hard to see against the textured floor of the balcony, but I'm worried they may be male mealybugs? I say this because I have seen female mealybugs on my other plants.

I've tried spraying my plants and the bugs with a vinegar/water solution, a dish soap/water solution, and soaking the potted plant's soil with a hydrogen peroxide/water solution as well as spraying the plants and bugs with neem oil. Nothing seems to be working and I would welcome any thoughts!

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