buggies and larvae
I have an indoor container herb garden that sits alongside my sunny 8-foot windowsill in my living room. I decided to get organic plant food. It's a type that you sprinkle on the soil and water it. Well the other day when I was harvesting I noticed that both my chamomile and my lady's mantle have tons of bugs and larvae crawling in the soil! The plant leaves don't seem to have any bugs, but both of these plants are in current 'delicate' conditions (i.e. half-dead) and I'm worried that these bugs will do damage to them. One type is while thin larvae, darker brown on the end. They're at least a couple of milimeters and worm around. They're bigger than the others so I don't think they're related The second kind is cylindrical and looks like it's covered in little spines or hairs and comes in pale to tan brown with brown speckles. AND there is a tiny orangish spider with a whitish butt. So are these any/all dangerous? What ARE they? How do I get rid of them, if I can? How can I prevent them in the future? Should I give up on these plants? Is there danger of them spreading to my other potted plants? I'm leaving for vacation tomorrow so I need to know asap!