bugs on orchids - Knowledgebase Question

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Question by dogwash
May 25, 2010
i have white fuzzy bugs on my orchids. please help.


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Answer from NGA
May 25, 2010

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The white fuzzy insects are probably mealybugs. These little sucking insects have a cottony-looking substance covering them. You can remove them by dabbing them with a cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol. In a day or two you should be able to peel them off with your fingernail or with a toothpick. Good luck with your orchids.

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