Advertisement I was just about to start bragging about how well my organic pest management is working in my organic patio garden, when I suddenly found out why many of my peppers and strawberries have been growing so slowly. I have a horrid infestation of some type of root maggot. They are eating roots so bad that many of my plants are munched to the point of root rot. These things are just everywhere! its absolutely horrid to deal with. All that work and I am in the process of digging up my entire garden Ive read once they establish like this there is little to nothing you can do. I already ripped up 4 habanero, 3 dwarf belle, 4 strawberries, 2 tomatoes, and I fear the worst for my Bhut Jolokia These things are TERRIBLE!