Heeellp - Mealy bugs in coleus(indoor)

kris2001(6a - s.e.PA)October 13, 2009

I use Promix seed soiless mix, since I had some fungus gnat issue. Now they are fine.Is promix sterile?

Now I see white mealybugs in some of my cuttings ... How do you kill them, pls advice.

tks... Kris

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Kimmsr(4a/5b-MI)

Mealy Bugs are related to the scales but are a bit easier to dislodge with a sharp stream of water and that is where I would start. Many places suggest cotton swabs dipped in rubbing alcohol and many others suggest starting with some of the most toxic poison there are.

    Bookmark   October 14, 2009 at 6:58AM
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kris2001(6a - s.e.PA)

Can I immerse my cuttings in some sorta liquid - maybe vinegar for like 15 mins ,will it kill the generations (eggs, larvae etc)?

    Bookmark   October 15, 2009 at 12:32AM
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