indoor plants pest - Knowledgebase Question

north bend, Or
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Question by coastlineent
May 29, 2009
this white thing ..cotton like cocoon like ..white .has been damaging my indoor plants ..what i do is wipe them off with wet paper towels..but they soon come back..most of my plants died they transfer to all the panst in the hsoue ..what should i need to do without using chemicals .environment friendly stuff is highly needed

Answer from NGA
May 29, 2009
Mealybugs are the pests in question and they are difficult to control but if you want to salvage your plants you can dab each and every one of the pests with a Q Tip dipped in rubbing alcohol. This will kill the mealybugs and they can be easily scraped off with a fingernail or toothpick. Good luck with your project.

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