MEALYBUGS of Bougainvillea

Disease Information

mealybugs

DESCRIPTION OF THE PEST

White cottony masses found in the leaf axils, underside of leaves, and other protected areas.

Symptoms

Mealybugs suck plant juices, and heavy infestations will coat the leaves with sticky honeydew.

Management

Malathion®, Sevin®, or imidacloprid (Merit®) insecticides. Remove with an alcoholsaturated cotton swab, or wash plants with soapy water and a soft brush or cloth, or pick off with tweezers or a toothpick.

 



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