Plumeria forum: Bug Question please!

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Name: Lisa Broussard Januska
Summerwood - Houston (Zone 9b)
May 21, 2014 2:35 PM CST
Over the Winter, I noticed my White Bird of Paradise, and my Money Tree (both housed inside), had developed Mealy bugs. I tried to take care of them by using Neem Oil, but the poor B of P didn't do well at all, and is now about to totally croak out. Money Tree didn't like Neem oil, lost alot of it's leaves, and has yet to really recover. Crying

This morning while feeding the birds, I walked around the yard, and noticed I have some white sticky stuff at the base of "three new branches" on one of my Plummies, and man o' man if this is Mealy bugs too...I will scream!!! Grumbling

My question is, if it is, what is suggested to kill the bugs? Kinda scared to use the Neem oil again on anything actually, after Money Tree incident, I thought it was supposed to be ok to use on Mealy bug infestation on anything, but obviously not everything!!?!!

I'm at work now, so if needed I can upload a photo later today. Thank you for suggestions offered! I tip my hat to you.
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida (Zone 10a)
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May 21, 2014 3:11 PM CST


Can you take a picture Lisa?

I've used Sevin (hate the stuff but it works).
Name: Lisa Broussard Januska
Summerwood - Houston (Zone 9b)
May 27, 2014 2:07 PM CST
Well when I got home to take a photo, we'd had alot of rain, couldn't seem to find the white stuff any longer? Hurray! Strange I know...but will keep an eye out if it comes back. Thank you Hetty, for responding!!

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