pink hibiscus mealy but - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by fischl1
September 30, 2009
I seem to have pink hibiscus mealy bugs on many of my hibiscus. I have cut them down but what can I use so the bugs do not come back as the plants grow back?

Answer from NGA
September 30, 2009


The pink hibiscus mealy bugs can be spread naturally by wind, birds, and other wildlife, or by people simply walking through the garden and brushing against the plants. There is nothing registered to prevent infestations but Insecticidal Soap applications or horticultural oil will suffocate the pests you find on your plants. Be sure to properly dispose of your prunings so the pests cannot travel to the rest of your garden.

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