Indoor palm pest

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  1. Gfijy

    Gfijy New Member

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    Hello,

    I'm a new indoor palm owner, just realized there's some pest living in the pot. Wondering whether someone can help me to identify it and provide some control advice:

    When I watered the plant today, I noticed couple of whiteish grey worms crawling at the root of trunks(?) of the palm. When I took a closer look, there are more eggs on top of the soil in the pot. The worms crawled back into the soil before I could take picture, but I took a photo of the eggs.

    I find this a bit irksome, and want to treat it before all eggs hatched... but not sure what the pest is and how to deal with them.

    Any help is much appreciated!
     

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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Thanks for your reply!
    Hopefully those aren't eggs. I'll keep an eye on them and update if there are changes.
     
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    I'm at least 90% sure they're time-release fertilizer. Those are awfully large to be insect eggs.
     
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    Ah, good to know!
    Was imagining small worm-to-be curled inside..
     

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