I have had a huge problem with, what I think is, Mealy bugs. I have done everything to get rid of them. I started out with sraying the soapy water, then dunking the plant into the water, then up rooting the plant and cutting it down and soaking the whole thing in soapy water, i've sprayed insecticide and I STILL had them! so, i threw out all of my plants. I started over about 5 months later with new pots and everything. Now, today i've discovered THEY"RE BACK!! I'm starting to think that they might be a natural occurrence?? I have only seen them in the dirt, never in clusters or under the leaves. They are tiny, tiny little white specs that scurry around in the dirt. If you look closely at the dirt for them, you won't see them right away. You have to sit and stare at the dirt and focus your eyes on every detail. Once your eyes have adjusted you see them everywhere! That might sound crazy, lol. Other people have agreed with me on this. The plant still lives but, it doesn't thrive. The water doesn't get soaked up as fast and it just doesn't look as well as it should. What are these things and what can I do??? I'm going crazy, lol.