orchids - Knowledgebase Question

thousand oaks, Ca
Question by ashinden
April 14, 2009
What to do wiht white, fuzzy insect like things on & beneath orchid-like plants?

Answer from NGA
April 14, 2009


I'm only guessing but I think you are describing mealybugs. These pests are common on orchids and can do some damage so you will want to control them as quickly as possible. There are insecticides that are safe to use on orchids that target mealybugs, or you can simply dab each fuzzy mass with a Q tip dipped in rubbing alcohol. Repeat treatments may be required. Good luck with your project!

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