Soil Mealy pest question
Someone I was talking to the other day brought up something interesting i had never heard or read before. She told me she read this info in an AVSA magazine article. I don't remember reading this
She doesn't want to use chemicals to treat pest problems and the article she read said to mix the (I'm going to spell this wrong...) diatimeatious earth into the potting soil and it will eradicate SOIL mealie bugs. She said this worked for her after a few months and several repottings they were completely gone.
I used this method for thrips and it worked really well dispite some people said once it is in the soil it is not effective as it gets too soft to "cut". But I've never heard it helped with the soil mealie.
Anyone else here anything about this or have a comment? I'd like to have a little more info before I tell anyone else they could try this. Hope Nancy puts in her thoughts too!