My red pepper plant isn't doing too great, so I decided to check the soil and it had dark red worms. I took it out of the pot, and removed all the soil from the roots with a water hose (or so I thought).
When I took it to the dishwasher for a final rinse, I noticed it had a white bug. That's when I realized that even though I thought all the insects were gone, there's still a possibility that it has some insects deep within the roots.
My question: how can I wash the roots to make sure it has no insects or vermin hidden in the roots?
Here's the plant after I washed it. I haven't replanted it because I don't know if there's anything else hidden in the roots.