HELP!! anyone know what kind of bugs these are and what i can do??

hello ;O)
i am a new plant lover. this year i have grown lots of fun things both inside and outside my little nyc apartment. inside i have small basil, dill, catnip, and majoram plants. they are lovely, resiliant and have given me great joy. however, i have recently noticed some nearly microscopic tiny white worm like creatures swimming around when i water the plants. they cannot be seen unless there water floating on top of the soil (even then, the light has to hit it just right to even notice that they exsist). they move around, squirm, and even jump around attop the water. i do not know what to do... i don't know if they are harmful to the plants (or to me if i comsume the herbs). i have no idea what to do... please help!!!
i took some pics this afternoon when the light hit the window just right. there are hundreds of these little things!!! i have circled some of them in red.. which didn't really show up (i don't even know if the pics will show up on here)....
PLEASE.. if you have any info.. let me know.
thanks!!!
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On 07 Oct 2004 18:26:03 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Seariter) wrote:
:) i am a new plant lover. this year i have grown lots of fun things both inside :) and outside my little nyc apartment. inside i have small basil, dill, catnip, :) and majoram plants. they are lovely, resiliant and have given me great joy. :) however, i have recently noticed some nearly microscopic tiny white worm like :) creatures swimming around when i water the plants. they cannot be seen unless :) there water floating on top of the soil (even then, the light has to hit it :) just right to even notice that they exsist). they move around, squirm, and even :) jump around attop the water. i do not know what to do... i don't know if they :) are harmful to the plants (or to me if i comsume the herbs). i have no idea :) what to do... please help!!!
Can't tell what they might be by the pictures so it might be easier to gather some up and run them to a local nursery. Guessing would be the maggots grom fungas gnats, but I would think with large numbers of them you would be well aware of the gnats flying about. Springtails or one of the psocids can also be found in soil, a web search may help you compare them to what you have.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
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On 07 Oct 2004 18:26:03 GMT, snipped-for-privacy@aol.com (Seariter) wrote:
:) i am a new plant lover. this year i have grown lots of fun things both inside :) and outside my little nyc apartment. inside i have small basil, dill, catnip, :) and majoram plants. they are lovely, resiliant and have given me great joy. :) however, i have recently noticed some nearly microscopic tiny white worm like :) creatures swimming around when i water the plants. they cannot be seen unless :) there water floating on top of the soil (even then, the light has to hit it :) just right to even notice that they exsist). they move around, squirm, and even :) jump around attop the water. i do not know what to do... i don't know if they :) are harmful to the plants (or to me if i comsume the herbs). i have no idea :) what to do... please help!!!
Can't tell what they might be by the pictures so it might be easier to gather some up and run them to a local nursery. Guessing would be the maggots grom fungas gnats, but I would think with large numbers of them you would be well aware of the gnats flying about. Springtails or one of the psocids can also be found in soil, a web search may help you compare them to what you have.
Lar. (to e-mail, get rid of the BUGS!!
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I might try some Safer Soap. Spray them good once every 3-4 days for a month and see if that clears them up.
Kate
| hello ;O) | | i am a new plant lover. this year i have grown lots of fun things both inside | and outside my little nyc apartment. inside i have small basil, dill, catnip, | and majoram plants. they are lovely, resiliant and have given me great joy. | however, i have recently noticed some nearly microscopic tiny white worm like | creatures swimming around when i water the plants. they cannot be seen unless | there water floating on top of the soil (even then, the light has to hit it | just right to even notice that they exsist). they move around, squirm, and even | jump around attop the water. i do not know what to do... i don't know if they | are harmful to the plants (or to me if i comsume the herbs). i have no idea | what to do... please help!!! | | i took some pics this afternoon when the light hit the window just right. there | are hundreds of these little things!!! i have circled some of them in red.. | which didn't really show up (i don't even know if the pics will show up on | here).... | | PLEASE.. if you have any info.. let me know. | | thanks!!! | | <table><tr><td alignÎnter><img | src="
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