Can't Identify Pest Infestation - AK47 Outdoor Soil

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Hello Experts 🧁

I am struggling to identify a pest problem I have with my AK47 (veg state) Soil Outdoor Girls. I have done extensive research and Im still unsure exactly what these flies are, I've uploaded some photos of the yellow sticky paper, back of the leaves and some strange looking thin worms in the water tray, these flies are in the top soil when I shake the pot, they fly everywhere. Neem oil seems to work but im concerned about the larve in the tray that there maybe an infestation in the root system.

I originally thought they were fungus gnats, but think they maybe thrips, the symptoms are from various different infestations so this is why its hard to identify exactly.

I have applied a neem oil / liquid soap / h2o solution and this seems to work for a short while, then they return. Id really appreciate some expert advice on how to permanently get rid of these little fockers. Ive been super careful not to over water them, the top soil is really dry and I only feed from the bottom tray.

I was thinking to remove the plants from the grow medium and replant in a new soil medium to ensure the roots aren't infested, but this can be risky. One or two of the plants are starting to look light yellow in colour and a lil bit sick, so I know I have to act fast , but I've been acting fast for a few weeks trying to resolve this problem but they are still there , just when I think they are gone for good, they come back with vengeance.

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Homesteader

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Need more information on the pest. The yellowing could be a separate issue or not. Root aphids often have two or more tail pipes coming out of their back end and the wings are hinged a bit differently. Many soil mites in soil though breaking down nutrients and 90% of them are not bad.
 
cannabis_cupcake

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Need more information on the pest. The yellowing could be a separate issue or not. Root aphids often have two or more tail pipes coming out of their back end and the wings are hinged a bit differently. Many soil mites in soil though breaking down nutrients and 90% of them are not bad.
They are black and brown and kinda transparent. Living in the top soil, ill get my magnifying glass and try to take high res photo through it....
 
cannabis_cupcake

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They are black and brown and kinda transparent. Living in the top soil, ill get my magnifying glass and try to take high res photo through it....
ok that didnt work , laugh out loud but I can see much better through the magnifying glass that they do that 2 little pipe tails coming out of the back of them ! !
 
ComfortablyNumb

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They are called called fungus gnats. You need to let your soil dry out some. They breed in wet conditions. The others look like mites. I use lost coast plant therapy. It kills them dead. Its all organic.
 
mysticepipedon

mysticepipedon

I'm a big fan of these.
In about 2 weeks time, soil-dwelling flies and critters are knocked back hard.
 
hillbil

hillbil

Gnatrol or BioLyft immediately and they will be gone. You can fuck with other stuff first, but when you tire of that, these work fast and are the end of your gnat crap forever. Safe
 
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