Description: Bodies up to 1/4″ long are covered with white
powdery wax. Colonies look like small tufts of cotton
along veins on underside of leaves and at base of leaf
stems. They infest most houseplants, plus apple, grape,
peach, pear trees. Infested fruits are disfigured and
covered with dark mold. Mealybugs extract plant juices,
causing dwarfing, wilting, and early fruit drop. On
houseplants and flowers they cause color loss, wilting,
and eventual death of affected parts.
Solution: Oil-AwayTM Insecticidal
Spray or Eco-OilTM Insecticidal
Spray provides excellent control. Green Lacewings provide good control
and are more effective at cooler temperatures than other
mealybug predators. PyolaTM Insecticidal
Spray is also useful.