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Jun 19, 2018 12:37 PM CST
|Hello. I've sprayed with Neem, and soap but these persistent bugs keep living. Any "sure fire" ways to rid my plants of this pest? First found it on my dessert rose and today, I found some on one zinnia and on the other side of the house on another. Any suggestions?|
Jun 19, 2018 2:15 PM CST
Probably the most sure fire way is commercially made insecticidal soap. But you will have to spray once a week for the rest of your life.
You can spot treat you Adenium with alcohol on a Q-tip and rip up the affected zinnias but otherwise, keep spraying. You can use any product containing Imidacloprid as a systemic
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Jun 19, 2018 2:35 PM CST
|I have to laugh at the irony of a post about mealybugs posted by someone using the name Honeydew!
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Jun 19, 2018 10:18 PM CST
|I got some brought in on a Gardenia I ordered from somewhere. I wish I could remember the source so I would never order from them again.
It was anemic to start with and no matter how I cared for it it finally persisted in dying. The mealies got on other plants before I realized what was going on. I think I'm rid of them. I hope.
I use these and stay vigilant.
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