Unknown Small Arachnid-looking Pest on Potted Basil!! HELP!


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Hello!

I have some potted herbs and succulents in my porch, which is covered from the rain and generally protected from direct sunlight for most of the day. I've recently had some trouble with holes in my herbs and found white afids and other unidentified very small bugs in and around them (even ants came out afterwards). Then I went through a whole process of replanting everything and using neem oil / DE to get rid of the pests. This morning I saw some unidentified mite-looking ones show up again. When I poke my finger in the soil, all of these bugs come out and begin frantically circling the lining of the planter / pot, and then go back in and burrow. The basil had been sprayed with neem oil two days ago but that doesn't seem to be keeping them out. I just circled everything with DE to try to stop them, but saw some crawling right on top of it.

Can anyone help me identify them and suggest organic ways of dealing with them?

Thanks so much in advance.
 

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Use a spinosad soil drench. When you water next time use 2 oz per gallon of water and soak the soil.
 
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Thank you, Chuck!! Instead of spending the money on a big bottle of concentrate just for this one plant that seems like its going to die anyway.. can I get the spray bottle version that I believe is already diluted and soak the soil with that?
 
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Use a spinosad soil drench. When you water next time use 2 oz per gallon of water and soak the soil.
Would it also be a good idea to replant this basil? If so, should I replant it and then do the soak?
 
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Thank you, Chuck!! Instead of spending the money on a big bottle of concentrate just for this one plant that seems like its going to die anyway.. can I get the spray bottle version that I believe is already diluted and soak the soil with that?
Yes
 
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