So how do I get rid of them?
They look like a very very light sprinkling of creamy coloured powder that you first notice on the soil of the pot. Last year, just about the same time, I noticed it on my Thyme plant I purchased from the grocer. Plant was on the kitchen window sill away from my other house plants. But I could see no motion from them and didn't know if bugs or fungus. Rather than take a chance to have whatever it was spread to the rest of the house plants I just chucked it outside.
This year I have other plants near by. Specifically some tomato seedlings I started. I don't mind to chuck the thyme or oregano but not the seedlings!
I stared at them with a magnifying glass til my eyes watered but could see no motion. Finally dusted off my father's Christmas present to me in 1957, not exactly in pristine condition but it works! My trusty microscope!
And there in all their glory, antenae and legs waving, but not moving anywhere (go figure)... BUGS!!!!!
I cannot believe my phone camera could pick up the dustings AND their legs but it did! Amazing!
SO HOW DO I GET RID OF THEM???
I was just getting ready to separate these seedlings and the bugs have spread to only one of them from the thyme plant... Is there any hope?
I'm not very good at this...