unidentified pests on ficus,threadsize ,white.
These things appeared on a ficus tree of mine. Nobody I have asked can ID them. They are threadlike, whiteish,up to 1/2 in. in length, curl up when sprayed with water and or insecticides, alcohol,etc. they uncurl when they 'dry'? They are attached to the bark. I have not seen any crawling around ,so I do not know how they got all over the plant.
Please has anyone else seen these things. I have sprayed them, did systemic treatment, nothing will kill them. I wiped tree with detergent mixture, even alcohol. I think they are aliens. Help!