Got Mealybugs? Here’s How to Get Rid of Mealbugs for Good!



Mealybugs are a common pest found in many homes and gardens. Left untreated, they can cause considerable harm to plants, making them hard to manage. 

We’ll provide an overview of what mealybugs are, how they spread, and how you can get rid of mealybugs without using harsh chemicals or sprays.

First: What Are Mealybugs?

Mealybugs are small, soft-bodied insects that feed on plants and can cause damage to them. They have a white, waxy coating and can be found in gardens, greenhouses, and even indoors.

The Mealybug Lifecycle

Mealybugs have a life cycle that includes eggs, nymphs, and adults, except for the long-tailed mealybug, which gives birth to live young. Before reaching adulthood, there are usually three nymph stages (instars), sometimes four.

Houseplants Can Be Infected at the Growers Greenhouse

Plants growing indoors or in greenhouses are highly susceptible to the threat of mealybugs, as the mild temperatures in these environments create an ideal breeding ground for these pests.

How to Get Rid of Mealybugs

- Spot Treating Houseplants - Chemical Treatment

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