Carlo, I think you are mising the point. While getting rid of scale and mealy bug may be the object, real satisfaction comes from killing them. Let me give you an example: when I go out on my third floor balcony in the early morning and see snails on any of my plants, I pick them off and hurl them will all my might to the pavement below. When they hit, the flesh and the shell go in opposite directions. That is real satisfaction. ----- Original Message ---- From: "email@example.com" firstname.lastname@example.org ...a good strong spray of water will blast off scale and mealy bug--about the least toxic solution imaginable. A few drops of a plain dish washing soap is often used as a wetter.