• Mealbug

Mealy bug


Mealybugs are soft bodied, scale-like insect which is described as looking like a woodlouse covered in flour.  In fact it is covered with a powdery mealy waxy secretion.  Thes sap feeding insects are a troublesome pest of indoor or glasshouse plants.  Cacti and succulents are often affected but they can be seen on many other indoor/conservatory plants ie orchids and bougainvilleas where they can remain active all year.   They are often found in clusters on the underside of the leaves and in the leaf axis.  Product solution: Provado Ultimate Bug Killer Aerosol2, Baby Bio Plant Insecticide.