Help! Mealy Bugs in my Garden…

General Care

Mealybugs are unarmoured scale insects found in moist, warm climates. They are considered as pests that feed on plant juices and act as a vector for several plant diseases. They multiply very fast on your plants and generally resides on the underside of leaves.

How to get rid of them? A great solution would be to dab isopropyl alcohol with at least 70% alcohol level on cotton wool and wipe on affected areas of the plant. If the infestation is widespread, consider spraying your whole plant with isopropyl alcohol. Also, look out for the eggs of these mealybugs and wipe them off the plant as well.

Hope this small tips help you to rescue your precious garden plants!

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Mealy bugs on the underside of Rosella leaves