> "Linda, > > The systemic imidacloprid (Bayer) is very effective against mealies. I > don't know if you can get it in Canada." Please use the Bayer with caution if your plants are indoors and dormant. I used the Bayer fertilizer/insecticide systemic granules on my dormant collection of Clivias 2 years ago and lost more than 100 mature Clivias to that ignorant action. My mistake with the product was using dry granules on exposed root plants during the "dry" dormant season. I had sprinkled the granules on the soil surface and didn't consider that the granules could burn the exposed roots and stalk of the plants. Had I watered the product into the soil I may not have had the problem. Had I made sure the granules didn't touch exposed roots and kept them away from the stalks of the plants I may not have had the costly loss of plants. It was a devastating lesson learned. My suggestion is to use the product while the plants are in "active growth" and use the liquid Bayer as a foliar spray and a soil drench. The Clivia Enthusiast Group has had multiple discussions on this topic and many people are using the product with excellent results. I just wanted to send in a cautionary note from a hard lesson learned. Glen Pace Pace Gardens Clio, MI USA zone 5- which is still under better than two feet of snow.