Mealybugs On Plants
Houseplant Pests and Problems

Mealybugs On Plants


Welcome to our guide to dealing with mealybugs on plants. It can be tough to get rid of these little critters, but it is possible we’ll run down the best ways below…

What Are Mealybugs?

Mealybugs are a small white bug related to scale insects. They suck sap from the plants stems and leaves which can damage it.

How To Get Rid Of Mealybugs On Plants

The best way to get rid of a small amount of mealybugs is to get a cotton swab with soaked alcohol and rub the insects until they fall off.

If you have a lot you can get buy some hydrogen peroxide and mix 1 part of it to 5 parts water and mix it well, then water the soil with it to get rid of the larvae and eggs.

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