Growing infestation of small tiny white dot like "flies" on indoor plants
Got a bit of a problem - we are inundated over the last few weeks with an increase in what appear to be tiny little white dot like beasties that leave behind a very sticky residue on all of hour house plant leaves. They are on the soil layer too. Last year it was black flies and they got everywhere. They don't seem to be too fussy either - we have successfully grown a large avocado plant and have several others on the go but these little blighters are all over everything. Worried about our wee chilli plants too. Any suggestions to what these critters are and how to deal with them (short of taking a flamethrower to them) would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in advance.