Got mysterious cottony swabs in your garden? Must be mealybugs... learn how to treat here.
Distorted leaves, weak plants, a large infestation can carry away a plant.
Colonies of mealybugs can look like a cottony mass. Grab a magnifying glass and you will be able to see the puffy, slow-moving culprits.
TREATING LIGHT INFESTATION
Try to pick them off by hand on a daily basis, and you might just get the upper hand. But you will have to be vigilant in your pursuit of these bugs.
Mealybug predator beetles (Lady Bugs) love to eat mealy bugs.
Safer's Insect Killing Soap; spray the surface of the media as well. You will have to repeat treatment several times to eradicate these pests; Neem Oil can also be used to control this insect.
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