I have been reading through old posts and have learned a lot about hoyas. I have read that some growers use BATS routinely on hoyas they consider to be "bug magnets". I don't currently have a problem but knowing Murphy's law (I swear that joker lives at my house) I can't expect not to have an outbreak at some point. I did have a few mealies on a couple jades that responded to alcohol and insecticidal soap. I haven't seen evidence of any bugs for about 6 weeks but I am still treating them a couple times per week.
How do you use BATS as a routine preventative? How often do you use it?
I don't plan to put my hoyas outside this summer so I would use it for inside the house. For the most part I am really only concerned about a compacta. I can inspect the others pretty easily and treat them if needed. I understand the caution to be taken inside for people and pets. The plant is hanging well out of their reach. TIA