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Article: Tips and Tricks on Keeping Pests Out of Your Houseplants: Mealy bugs

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sharizma
saskatoon
Canada

November 13, 2008
6:51 PM

Post #5786841

I'm new to this site, so I' m sure the answer is here some where, but is there a systemic way to control mealy bugs? I have been using rubbing alcohol, but have many passifloras and hoyas plus other plants that are infested. I spend half my day dabbing those pesky little critters. Thanks.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2008
7:07 PM

Post #5786897

Oh, mealy bugs. Ugh. That's rougher than fungus gnats! Let me do some research for you, and I'll be back to tell you what I find.
Marylyn_TX
Houston, TX
(Zone 9a)

November 13, 2008
7:19 PM

Post #5786926

Here's a great article about using Neem oil on indoor plants: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/900/ It specifically mentions mealy bugs.

Common house pests: http://davesgarden.com/guides/articles/view/927/

Here's the Beginner Houseplants Discussion forum: http://davesgarden.com/community/forums/f/b_houseplants/all/ Although it's called "beginner", there are a lot of great folks in there who have great advice.

I hope that helped!
sharizma
saskatoon
Canada

November 14, 2008
4:35 AM

Post #5788991

Thanks Marylyn, I'll check it out.

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