So I had a plant that was INFESTED with centipedes. I tried a few sprays that claim kill on contact... not so much! Anyway, I decided to repot my little girl before she was eaten alive. So I pulled her out and realized I wasn't sure if I should wash her roots or not. I did but I'm going to repot another plant and decided I would see if my previous move was smart or not. I realize there can be the plant shock so it is generally good to leave the dirt around the roots and just loosen it some, right? I guess in my previous repotting I felt it necessary since she was covered in those bugs. Oh, I'm repotting a rubber tree this time and I know they are sensative to change and all of that so probably not wash her roots huh? I'm repotting her since I think when I firt potted her I put her too high and some of her roots are showing - and there is not very much room when I water. She also looks unhappy and I think her soil needs to be changed or mixed with fresh. Anyway, thanks in advance for your thoughts and words of wisdom, I look forward to reading what you have to say!