Meyer lemon infestation
i have a mini Meyer lemon tree in a pot on my deck that's infested with the same hairy bugs that another post-er photographed: evidently it's cottony cushion scale. there's also the sticky "honeydew" substance someone mentioned, and the black sooty stuff on the leaves.
i spent last week out there with a toothbrush and dish soap, brushing all the bugs off. (right now they're in the small brown oval phase- not the hairy white/orange phase)-but they seem to have come back with a vengeance! there are lines of them on the underside of the leaves and along the branches.
what can i do about this infestation? pruning isn't really an option for me as the plant is so small! and since i have to move it inside in the fall/winter, the bugs are a real indoor issue.
thanks for any help!