The little white balls are fungal hyphae, common to potting medium of most kinds. vici1 what are they? Aside from the soil, which is easily identified, some of the most noticeable ingredients are the tiny white balls that many people mistakenly believe are made from plastic foam. The last thing you expect to see when watering your plants is a mass of tiny white bugs leaping above the soil like hot-footed sand fleas. Also be sure to let the soil dry out between watering, that will help with gnat prevention. If you notice gnats with your indoor plants go the the store and get neem based products and do a soil drench with double the label rate. small white balls like insects egss or salt mass in my plant pot! This is one easy way to get rid of the insects but a little bit demanding. since i got my indoor flower plant, i noticed there are a few white thingies like sugar balls or salt, i thought they could be something good for the plant or eggs of some insects! In such a case, this is best suited if you cannot quickly control the infestation of mites. You have to keep your plants and roots intact and be extra careful when transplanting. do i need to get rid of these white balls? The white pellets are perlite and are an expanded mineral meant to create porosity in the growing media. When dealing with tiny white bugs in soil, there may be a time to completely remove all soil in the pot or planter and replace with a new one. Without seeing them myself, I cannot be sure what they are, but here are some likely possibilities. The fungi is feeding on the organic ingredients that potting soils are made of......peat, bark, coir, etc. anyone can recognize that? Mix as per instructions (usually 2 tbsp Neem oil + 2-3 tsp mild liquid soap + 1 gallon of water) and spray on your infected plants & houseplant soil. Tiny White Insect Eggs In Houseplant Soil < Back. and how? Question: These tiny white insect eggs are in clumps and are around the bottom edge of the clear plastic cup that I have the plant in. Answer: It is unlikely that what you are seeing are insect eggs. I can see them through the clear plastic. I'd not be surprised if little mushrooms don't appear at some point, the fruiting bodies of … are they eggs? It has a bit of pungent smell but surely kills & chases your bugs off your plants. the plant is dying now and i don't know why!