Mealy bug eradication

Dell Sherk
Mon, 09 Feb 2009 11:14:38 PST
Black-Leaf 40 was sold long after the Depression. I remember seeing it in
the late '60's or early '70's.

An effective remedy for mealies that are not on the roots is a spray of 1/3
each:  Murphy's Oil Soap, rubbing alcohol, and water. Spray till soaked so
the liquid can seep down between the leaves of things like clivias.


-----Original Message-----
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On Behalf Of Adam Fikso
Sent: Monday, February 09, 2009 1:05 PM
To: Pacific Bulb Society
Subject: Re: [pbs] Mealy bug eradication

Re making  up an infusion or tea of tobacco--   Such a solution would be 
extremely toxic, depending on concentration  (nicotine being one of the more

lethal poisons around)  I'd use rubber gloves when using it and avoid any 
spills onto exposed skin as it can enter through the skin.  It was  called 
Black-Leaf 40 when sold during the Great Depression  and used as  a spray on

roses and other ornamentals

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