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Published January 27, 2012, 12:00 AM

Hortiscope: Pill bugs could indicate soil too moist

Q: I have a jade plant that seems to be doing very well. I’ve had it for about four months. However, I am finding bugs in the dirt around the base of the plant. What are these light- to medium-brown insects that are less than an inch in length and curl up like a snail when I touch them? How do I get rid of them without damaging the plant?

By: Don Kinzler, INFORUM

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