Mealy Bugs

The <a href=";entry_id=1637" title="" onmouseover="window.status=’’;return true;" onmouseout="window.status=”;return true;">University of Illinois</a> has a good resource for mealy bug infestations in your home.<br /><br /><div style="margin-left: 40px;"><span style="font-style: italic;">Small plants with light infestations may be successfully treated by dabbing each mealybug with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol….<br />
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Spraying infested plants with an insecticide is also effective. Treat the plants every 10 to 14 days for two to three months….<br />
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Plants that grow in loose soil, such as cacti and other succulents, should also be checked for soil mealybugs on the roots and underground stems. Treat root infestations every two weeks for two months….<br />
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An insecticidal soap will also help control mealybugs.</span><br /></div><br />Insecticidal soap is good. For a general purpose insecticide that is safe for cacti and succulents we prefer 100% Neem Oil.<br /><br />

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