Mealybug – How to contrl

Bog Gardening


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.


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