Pests and Pest Control
mealy bug

These tiny bugs can really bug you and your plants. The best prevention is to quarantine and check very carefully any new plants you get. There is no best, sure-fire cure although it is possible to get rid of them.

Fungus Gnat Larva
Fungus Gnat Larvae

Many carnivorous plant growers consider adult fungus gnats a nuisance at worst and a source of food for their small plants at best. However, fungus gnat larvae are a hazard for your plants. They damage and eat plant roots and can damage leaves touching the surface of the soil.

Somebody ate their way out of a Sarracenia trap--probably a
carpenter bee--but the hole wasn't quite large enough for this fly.

Grasshopper damage on a Sarracenia leaf.

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