What to do about mealy bugs on houseplants

mealybug courtesy Bugwood
Mealybug. Photo courtesy William Fountain, University of Kentucky, Bugwood.org

Mealybugs can be a problem for your houseplants during winter.

Find out what to do about this pest in the newest edition of WNY Gardening Matters, published by the Master Gardeners of Cornell Cooperative Extension in Erie County.

Mealybugs are tiny, but they’re a problem because they suck fluid from plant, weakening the plant and making the plant susceptible to diseases.

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1 Comment on “What to do about mealy bugs on houseplants

  1. Vinegar and water 1 to 9 mix does a great job of killing scale and mealy bugs. Just makes one hungry for a salad but not harmful to humans.

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