chinese & house plants - Knowledgebase Question

MIAMI, Fl
Question by nyperez64
September 21, 2009
hi! i would like to know what should i treat or have to buy to remove & treat my plants with the white cottony foam thats building on my plants?


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Answer from NGA
September 21, 2009

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Cottony scale insects or mealybugs are the most common houseplant pests that look like little puffs of cotton. Either can be controlled by dabbing them with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. This will kill the pest and in a few days you can peel it off with your fingernail or with tweezers. Repeat applications may be needed if there's a large population. Keep at it and you'll eventually eliminate the pests. Good luck with your houseplants.

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