mealy bug control

Bulborum Botanicum
Thu, 08 Dec 2011 11:31:15 PST
Is there somebody with experience using Diatomaceous earth
against bugs


2011/12/8 Dennis Kramb <>:
> My experience is nearly the same as Kathleen's.  I haven't had a widespread
> problem, and my response upon seeing them has been to dip a Q-tip in
> mineral oil and wipe off the offending pests.  It takes multiple
> applications or perhaps I have been lucky for catching it early, or for
> having a collection of plants that are inherently disinteresting to
> mealybugs.  (I have only ever seen them on my indoor Passiflora plants.)
> I treat scale the same way.  And likewise, I've never had a widespread
> infestation.  Just a few new orchids (or whatever) that came in to my
> collection with the pests already on them.
> Dennis in Cincinnati
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