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When to spray scale, mealybugs etc on indoor plants


By Pip_c

Southern Sydney, NSW, Australia Au

Spring? Summer? Autumn? Winter? And what sort of spray should I use?



Hi Pip,
Use methylated spirits, dab on with a fine artists brush at any time of year.

7 Sep, 2009


the meths is about the only thing that will work on the scale. If you can't be bothered to treat the mealy bug in this way, you can buy sprays which treat the condition, and these can be used whenever there's an infestation.

7 Sep, 2009


Thanks Doctorbob and Bamboo

9 Oct, 2009

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