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I have an amazing phalaenopsis orchid that has flowered with up to 20 blooms at one time. It first developed sticky spots on the leaves and flower petals. Then, little white bits began to show up on the stems of the flowers and on the leaves. I think that if I looked under a microscope, the white bits would be some kind of insect. I washed everything with a water and soap solution, sprayed it with RAID, and bagged it in a plastic bag, as someone had suggested. The sticky spots and white things have returned.

Any ideas about what this is and what to do?