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The mealybug gets to our indoor flowers in different ways, with the purchase of new plants that have not passed quarantine, when the room is ventilated with the wind, through non-sterilized soil.
Some plants like insects especially, if they have a lot to choose from, they attack specific plants. For example, elastica ficuses are not very fond of, benjamins too, and dwarf ficus sticks around in no time.
Myrtles, cacti, hoya bella, pomegranate, orchids, and other plants are strongly susceptible to attack by worms. It is easier to get rid of large-leaved plants - wash the leaves with soapy water, repeat after two days.
From small-leaved, like myrtle, it is almost impossible to remove the worm by hand. The most offensive thing is that sometimes the worms are found only at the moment when the leaves begin to fly around en masse.
At first glance, worms are lazy, little mobile insects. But if you look closely, you can see how cleverly they crawl, moving their antennae. Colonies grow very quickly, pests are mobile at any age, they can destroy a plant in just 2 days. There is a problem to remove them, and it is connected with the fact that the body of the mealybug is covered with a waxy coating that protects the body from external influences, including the penetration of poisons. Therefore, spraying never helps the first time. The best way out is to soak the crown of the plant in a bucket for about 5 minutes. But you should choose non-phytotoxic drugs.
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How to deal with mealybugs
Natali: The mealybug attacked all the plants on the windowsill, Aktara watered it twice, well shedding an earthen lump. It did not help, after two weeks the colony was revived. The next treatment with Intavir. The result is the same: after two weeks, the leaves fell again. The turn of the heavy artillery has come - actellik. Soaking the crown in a bucket of solution and watering. I washed off the preparation from the leaves after 10 minutes with a hot shower. Finally, the worms are gone. Instead of re-processing (too poisonous) every week, all the flowers under a hot shower.
Elena: If the lesion is small, then you can do without chemistry by treating the affected plant several times with soapy water (it is better to wash off the solution the next day). Preparations: inta-vir (contains cypermethrin), actara (thiamethoxam), agravertin (aversectin C).
Lecos: I treated it thoroughly with alcohol - I worked for 2 days in a row. And she removed the affected leaves (what horror - the martyrs built cities there), at the same time pinched all the shoots (all the same, the young are not residents - they are very deformed). Then I sprayed with Mospilan - I did not find anything else, I sprayed thoroughly from all sides and sides - I completely wet the plants, and poured it well into the ground.
Buttercup: I treated (lubricated) with a soap-alcohol solution (20 g of liquid soap in 1 liter of hot water, cool and add 20 ml of alcohol). The worm is gone.
Dasha: Mealybug, a very nasty thing, but, in general, to heal, try to process Aktar, it helped me.
mAXIMUS: I used a mixture of Actara and garlic. But before that, I had to remove them from young shoots with a paper clip, because these insects, when the little ones sit under small leaves that are pressed against the shoot.
Colleague: It is necessary to treat cacti with poison very abundantly, even shed it, probably. Fitoverm won't help him. It is only good from the tick, the rest does not take …
Buy a Bi-58 or a confidor, process it once and that's it. Confidora 1 gram per liter, Bi-58 - 2 liter ampoule.