Mealy bugs - Knowledgebase Question

N. Miami Beach, Fl
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Question by livinglightj
October 19, 2009
This is the second Coleus plant that has gotten a bad mealy bug infestation .It started w/ a growing anthill ( are these

Answer from NGA
October 19, 2009
Root mealy bugs seem to prefer peat-based mixtures to soil-based composts, although not exclusively, so to be on the safe side, I'd replace the growing medium with fresh new potting soil. You might try mixing your own by incorporating garden soil with the compost or potting soil to help discourage the pests. Good luck with your plants!

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