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Bcbuggers
May 20, 2020 3:29 PM CST
I'm not sure what this little white thing on my cactus is. Is it a pest?
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Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 20, 2020 3:42 PM CST
It could be a mealybug nest. Use a Q-tip soaked in alcohol to wipe it off.
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Idaho
Bcbuggers
May 20, 2020 4:26 PM CST
I was going to plant it with some other succulents. Should I not anymore? Or will it be okay if I just wipe it off?
Name: Daisy I
Reno, Nv (Zone 6b)
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DaisyI
May 20, 2020 4:33 PM CST
I can't tell if it is a mealybug egg sac but, if it is, there are more because somebody had to lay the eggs. Get rid of it and watch for more.

It should not interfere with your plans.

Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and proclaiming...."WOW What a Ride!!" -Mark Frost

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Name: Luis Ramirez
Carson,california (Zone 10b)
Spdaddio
May 20, 2020 6:58 PM CST
It looks like a cochineal scale i get those on my nopales cactus once in awhile best way to treat it is a spray bottle with some soap and water i had a landscaper tell me this and it work like a charm but since i had a bad infestation i still get them once in awhile,good luck hope this works👍
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