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Name: Kelli
Canoga Park, CA, Sunset 19 (Zone 10a)
Where summer is winter
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May 24, 2015 9:22 AM CST
How do mealy bugs get into the house? Do they have a flying stage? I don't bring in plants from outdoors but my amaryllis always get mealy bugs about once or twice a year.
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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May 26, 2015 8:54 AM CST
That is an excellent question, and one I've wondered about. The females don't fly, only the males. None of the sites I've visited mention just how they get indoors, only how to deal with them. They're pretty easy to get rid of (alcohol and a cotton swab) if you catch them early.
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Name: Carol
Santa Ana, ca
Sunset zone 22, USDA zone 10 A.
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May 27, 2015 4:35 PM CST
I don't know for sure, but I think their eggs are in the potting material sometimes....especially moss.

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