I'm dealing with an infestation in many of my plants, and it seems to be different things. Generally my plants are very happy, but every once in a while one of them just rapidly detoriates, with yellowing -> browning and plant death soon following. Last time I figured it was rot due to excessive watering, but with the problem returning.. and the fact I can actually see some sort of mites - I want to fight this.
It's definitely spread to almost all of my plants, which I don't understand. Do these things fly? Anyway, here is plant A:
Here's a dead leaf with something going on, as well:
Those seem to be larvae? And what are the red spots? Bonus points for identifying this plant btw, I don't know what it is called.
Regardless, as soon as I saw the pest I showered all of my plants and scrubbed every leaf with soap. Recurring sights on plants get an additional shower a day. But they keep coming back, so I would like to understand precisely what this is and what a targeted approach could be.
I've started mixing insect soap and selectively treating some plants, but considering whether I should unleash some sort of predator at this point.
And one other plant (Monstera) with mites also developed some sort of red scarring / webbing on the underside...
Thank you so much for any pointers / ideas, having all my plants slowly die would be heart breaking.