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Re: Mealybug


Post by Gee.S »

Gee.S wrote: Thu Feb 03, 2022 8:51 am I have not tried Forbid on mealies, but did try Avid, and found it startlingly ineffective. My mealy arsenal consists of TriStar (systemic foliar spray), Bifen (bifenthrin termiticide, also found in Ortho), and Malathion. I have also begun experimenting with an especially nasty systemic drench, Dimethoate. In my experience, imidacloprid is ineffective.
Still early days, but so far Dimethoate seems highly effective when applied as a systemic drench. I have yet to see any mealies or scale insects survive this treatment.
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