What do you know about soil mealybugs?
So, I was checking the bottom of the roots of my Hypoestes phllyostachya, and saw some white beads. They didn't seem to move and I pulled them out the best I could. I also saw the same thing on another plant (which I cannot remember for the life of me), and thought it was honestly a fungus.
Now, I came across a photo of a pest and put 2 and 2 together. OH NO, not soil mealies!
What can I do to get rid of them? Are they are contagious as those that like to infest axils and undersides of leaves? Please help. :(