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Re: mealybug

  • To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
  • Subject: Re: [CHAT] mealybug
  • From: "David Franzman" <dfranzma@pacbell.net>
  • Date: Tue, 1 Jun 2004 18:34:31 -0700
  • References: <200406010436.i514ak915141@lorien.mallorn.com>

Bonnie it's actually pink in color.  Not sure what else it attacks since I
heard about it from my Hibiscus group.  I imagine anything that normal mealy
bugs attack.  Good for you for volunteering your time.

David Franzman
A Touch of the Tropics
www.atouchofthetropics.net
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Bonnie & Bill Morgan" <wmorgan972@ameritech.net>
To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 9:36 PM
Subject: RE: [CHAT] mealybug


> David, is it really pink in color or is it called "pink" for another
reason?
> What else would it attack besides hibiscus?
>
> Blessings,
> Bonnie (SW OH - zone 5)
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: owner-gardenchat@hort.net [mailto:owner-gardenchat@hort.net] On
Behalf
> Of David Franzman
> Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 10:30 PM
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Subject: Re: [CHAT] mealybug
>
> Apparently Fl. now has something called Pink Mealy Bug.  No, it wasn't
> imported from San Francisco.  This critter has caused some disturbance in
> the Hibiscus folks.  They are doing spot spraying because they're afraid
it
> might start spreading.
>
> David Franzman
> A Touch of the Tropics
> www.atouchofthetropics.net
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: <Chris@widom-assoc.com>
> To: <gardenchat@hort.net>
> Sent: Monday, May 31, 2004 6:54 AM
> Subject: RE: [CHAT] mealybug
>
>
> > I'm resending this message as it was "held up" in cyberspace!
> >
> > I don't remember who asked about mealybug, but here's my two cents!
> >
> > There are two different types of mealybugs (actually there are probably
> > more).  The one that lives in the soil is called root mealybug or
> > Pritchard's mealybug.  It is very hard to control without chemicals, but
> > I have attempted to get rid of it by removing most of the soil from the
> > root ball and washing the roots with soapy water and rinsing them off.
> > You should avoid introducing a plant to your garden or even worse your
> > greenhouse with Pritchard's mealy bug.  It can kill your plants!  Don't
> > use a common tray as that a good way for it to move from plant to plant
> > when you water. The less harmful common mealy bug it easier to eradicate
> > with diligent washing and hand removal,  Again, I use soapy water.
> > Check out these photos to see root mealybug.  It looks sort of like
> > perlite, but it's soft!
> >
> > Root Mealybug: http://cactusclinic.telenet.be/ca_rootmealybug.html
> >
> > Chris
> > Long Island, NY
> > Zone 7
> >
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