Earlier in the spring I called in to ask Mark Cullen on CFRB's (now Newstalk 1010-hav no idea if they are keeping the show with the new formatting..) the Garden show and he advised to use Doctor Doom- aka PESTICIDES- as the one and only solution. I decided to try what my grandma suggested and throw everything out and start over. so I did- but I kept one or two really nice pots that I adored.
So maybe that's where they stayed, hiding. However Mr. Cullen did say to wash down the whole balcony, as they lie dormant anywhere and everywhere. And then there where the plants I had overwintered in the house. I admit I did see some strands, but I was hoping that was from some nive indoor spiders keeping my house free of bugs...guess not.
Now I have the infestation in the house, too, I'm sure. I have kept many of these plants for many years, and it will break my heart to throw them out, so I may be buying some Doom soon... (I guess I have to contact the Lord of the Underworld for that, heh)
So I will close this for now, but I will update on how I finally get rid of the little buggers..