You can't successfully have both frequent or scheduled watering and moisture retentive soil work in your favor :-). I do not want to have dishes of water with dead bugs yet I love my plants. I would never recommend using most household products to address plant problems as there are often interactions that can happen that will damage or kill the plant in addition to damaging or killing whatever insect problems it might have. Begonias may be sensitive to insecticidal soaps. They are typically the result of an overly wet potting mix. Don't let insects be the bane of your sweet tea and swing time. israelensis), Gnatrol, various systemics, diatomaceous earth and/or using a thin layer of sand on the top of the soil to discourage egg laying. There’s tiny black bugs. Although gnats do not feed on plant leaves, they multiply and get into the soil and harm the plant's roots. These are small black flies which you will see on the surface of the compost, and their larvae can damage the roots. Aphids are members of Hemiptera or "true bugs" ". Place the trap onto the holder and push the stake into the soil. Rex begonias do produce delicate flowers but are usually grown for their spectacularly colored and intriguingly textured leaves. Those things get into the DE filter and cause major havoc with pressure / having to constantly backwash. Help :( By Jack from Atlanta, GA. Gardeners can control spider mites by releasing the natural enemies western predatory mites or lacewings, according to the University of California IPM Online. If you need to water routinely for convenience sake - and I can understand that - then at least do yourself the favor of improving your soil mix. i have dealt with bugs in the house ..... crikey ... i tried everything .. and the easiest solution was to slide open the door.. and heave them into a snow bank.. and be done with them ... i cant tell you how much money i spent trying to solve the problem.. when the solution was staring me in the face.. and free ... also .. after that debacle ... i starting treating my outdoor houseplants with a systemic product .. in sept.. prepping for when they came in the house in 4 weeks or so ... " There are small black bugs flying around the begonias (actually therehas been evidence of them all over the house), and they leave a stickyresidue around the whole area that the pots are located. gardengal...thanks for the reply. Rex begonias are herbaceous perennials in zones 10-12 so they are treated as annuals or houseplant specimens in Connecticut. I also found some in the bed. What do you do? Get Organized: Are You a Piler or a Filer? Well, your "bugs" are not bugs. Slugs, or snails without their shells, are a problematic pest for begonia plants. ETA: any prepared insecticidal soap will work and is safe to use indoors. Begonias are well-known additions to the home garden for their season-long bloom and brilliant display of color. The maggots will pupate, hatch into adults, and become the basis for a population explosion. Getting Rid of “Bugs” on Your Dog. Measuring 1/4 inch to several inches in length, slugs are slimy, black, brown, grey or orange muscle-like creatures that leave a path of slime behind them as they travel. During the day they hide and at night they get out to feed on decaying veggie matter and house flowers. Very tiny black flying bugs. This will hence decrease the entrance of the bugs and will help greatly in repelling the tiny black bugs out of your kitchen. There's a nest outside and there's millions. Other types of small and black insects with the hard shell in the house are pill bugs. ‘Heron’s Pirouette’ has dainty pink flowers and grows in a lovely clump that gets only a foot or two tall. And every year, I was recruited to help plant, maintain, and eventually harvest the vegetables from it. Late 20th-century reclassification within the Hemiptera reduced the old taxon "Homoptera" to two suborders: Sternorrhyncha (aphids, whiteflies, scales, psyllids, etc.) LOL.. After having been bitten by a wolf spider and spending two days in the hospital. Tarah Damask's writing career began in 2003 and includes experience as a fashion writer/editor for Neiman Marcus, short fiction publications in "North Texas Review," a self-published novel, band biographies, charter school curriculum and articles for various websites. They can be a sign of incoming damage. 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