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Can someone identify this pest? #395427
Apr 3rd, 2017 at 09:19 AM
Apr 3rd, 2017 at 09:19 AM
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Hi all,

I was given a mixed plant arrangement, and separated them out into pots. It's been so long since I had house plants I'm going to have to i.d. them, pretty sure the one with pests is an arrowhead plant. The little creature are on the underside of the leaves, haven't seen them in the other plants yet. . I did a google search for common arrowhead plant pests, but couldn't find anything quite like them.

the leaf in the photos (underside) is maybe 3 inches long, so you can tell they are pretty tiny.

Thanks for any info, looking forward to getting into house plants again and enjoying the forum here!

Jan H.

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Re: Can someone identify this pest? [Re: Jan H] #395429
Apr 3rd, 2017 at 09:37 AM
Apr 3rd, 2017 at 09:37 AM
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Welcome Jan. I cannot id your pest either. But I can help you get rid of them. Insecticidal soap in a spray will help.
Use a weak solution of dish soap with water and spray the underside of those leaves. About every three days if the first application doesn't do it.
I hope this helps.


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Re: Can someone identify this pest? [Re: Jan H] #395431
Apr 3rd, 2017 at 11:21 AM
Apr 3rd, 2017 at 11:21 AM
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thanks Tina, I'll give it a try!

Re: Can someone identify this pest? [Re: Jan H] #395722
May 10th, 2017 at 01:56 PM
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Wonder if Jan ever figured this out.


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