pests in containers

Caitriona Campbell asked 15 years ago

I noticed small light brown grubs on two of my containers of plants the containers mainly had pansy in them. I dumped them in the bin and I noticed that the pest were down to the roots in the soil. What were these and what caused it. I have several containers but only two were affected so far!

1 Answers

Gerry Daly Staff answered 6 years ago
Vine weevil larvae are white wtih a pale brown head, so probably not these. In June it is early for leatherjackets but if this happened in spring, these might have been the culprits.

In any case, this was a sporadic attack and you have thrown them out.