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"Mealy bug in potting mix"

Started by Linda - 2463 Thursday, 30 August 2012
 I have many succulents growing in clay pots,potting mix is a proprietry succulent/cacti mix.But ongoing problems with mealy bug in the soil.Have tried a weak detergent solution as a soil drench then repotting with limited effect,i know that Confidor is recommended for soil mealy bug but it is expensive and i would prefer a more organic approach.Has anybody got any ideas? Linda
Member Responses

 Lynn mcgough - 2780 Friday, 17 May 2013
 Hi, When you say mealy bugs in your soil, do you mean golden root aphids. Are they yellow or white? Regards Lynn Lynns Rare Plants

 Charlotte - 4115 Monday, 24 June 2013
 I had some in my pots had to re-pot they look like withchity grubs!!!

 David - 2780 Saturday, 08 March 2014
 If they look like witchity grubs I would say they are vine weevils. This is the worst pest you can have! they eat out the centre of the plant and this kill the plant. David

 Eric - 2428 Wednesday, 11 June 2014
 I actually had a bag of potting mix which when opened was found to be being eaten by termites! I gave it a good drenching with some pyrethrum solution which did the trick. Should work for most bugs I"d imagine?

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