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Gonna was them mealies right outta my hair, uh, hoyas

Posted by adaorand UpstateNY (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 7, 13 at 11:35

I avoid using chemical sprays as much as possible (allergies and pets), and have found a couple of household cleaning products that wipe out mealies and other pests.

Simple Green concentrate is non-toxic, biodegradable and harmless to pets. Use a weak dilution to fill suitable sized container for dunking. Support plant with one hand, turn upside down and submerge into solution. Hang or set pot right-side up, and after a few minutes, rinse with gentle spray of water. SG will kill insects and as a bonus, leaves are nice and clean. This can also be used as a spray.

I have also used this method with Pine-Sol. Do not use a pine scented product. The pine oil is what works.


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RE: Gonna was them mealies right outta my hair, uh, hoyas

Simple green, huh? I'll have to try it as a spray.

Denise in Omaha


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RE: Gonna was them mealies right outta my hair, uh, hoyas

Thanks for the info.I will also give it a try.


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RE: Gonna was them mealies right outta my hair, uh, hoyas

For the benefit of those who might wish to try your Simple Green method, perhaps a bit more detail with regards to what you qualify as a "dilute" solution?

Smiley


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RE: Gonna was them mealies right outta my hair, uh, hoyas

Paul, I use the 30:1 ratio recommended for general cleaning as found on back label of bottle. I use the concentrate instead of the premixed spray for cost cutting measures. The green version has sassafras and smells wonderful. There is a lemon version, and I think orange also.


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