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[Total: 0    Average: 0/5] You must sign in to vote In this video I show you a bad case of Mealybug attack at a Botanic gardens, the Botanic gardens are treating these Mealybugs with natural predator insects that eat the Mealybugs and what happens naturally in nature. ★ Check out my website http://www.desertplantsofavalon.com/ ★ Facebook https://www.facebook.com/DesertPlantsOfAvalon ★ Twitter https://twitter.com/plantsofavalon Thank you for watching, please give me a Like and I would love you to SUBSCRIBE for regular updates and take a look at my other Cacti and Succulent and nature videos to see my weird and wacky cacti and other succulent plants up close and personal. HAPPY GROWING GUY’S 🙂 Royalty Free Music Music By Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com) Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/ Video Rating: / 5

20 Comments

  • My Daily Flow 1 month ago

    that's is not looking so good i start to feel itchy just watching it.

  • Dicks Wagging 1 month ago

    I know you responded yesterday to my peroxide comment but, clean that up and mist with a very low amount of peroxide and you won't have that issue. I buy my peroxide at 29% and it lasts me well over 2 year's(it's around 10 Canadian dollars per L.) even with using it to clean and sterilize my hydroponic equipment. Just make sure to really dilute it

  • Zak Benton 1 month ago

    When you used "soap and water" what kind of soap did you use? Or does it matter if Its dawn soap or an all natural alternative

  • Al Henderson 1 month ago

    It's heart-breaking to see such an infestation on such beautiful plants. I think root mealies are far worse though because you don't see THEM before you see the damage (above ground).

    I've always used Safer's brand insecticidal soap against mealy bugs (which haven't been a problem for me in the past several years). When you mix it in a spray bottle, add a little rubbing alcohol — it cuts through the waxy coating on the mealies. HOWEVER…

    Many succulents are easily damaged by the alcohol, so give the mixture a half hour to do its duty on the bugs … and then rinse each plant thoroughly.

    By the way, Lynn … I am LOVIN' your channel. Thanks for the great work on it!

  • Frank Wilson 1 month ago

    hello, lyn! thank you for my first look at the mealy bugs. those poor, poor fellows. do the mealy bugs only go after succulents or are other plants at risk as well?

  • Kaitlyn Jacques 1 month ago

    I feel bad for those poor plants. It looks like it could be painful! I hope they are successful at clearing them away! Thanks for sharing this Lyn! 🙂 XXXXX

  • Gicu's plants 1 month ago

    Hi Lyn 🙂 Beautiful cati in that botanical garden. Have a nice day 🙂

  • Max Pixel 1 month ago

    I have never seen Mealys so bad. I just want to take a hose to them and wash the yuck off. In Ohio we have lady bugs that will eat them butt they lady bugs don't seem interested in mine, so I just squirt them with rubbing alcohol.

  • Mostly Nature 1 month ago

    What a mess it makes. Ladybirds and Lacewings eat mealybugs. Is that what they are using?

  • Baotran's Botanicals 1 month ago

    That spider is probably too full from eating too many mealies. He can't eat anymore 🙁

  • Peter Mc Guinness 1 month ago

    Wow, that is quite scary to be honest! Thanks for sharing

  • PokE_Cactus 1 month ago

    Man I feel those Mealys are close to developing cave art. So mucho of them o.o it is also interesting to see.

  • Roger's Orchids 1 month ago

    Death to bugs! (by whatever method). And I've still yet to see one 'outside'?

  • Blanca Acosta 1 month ago

    There is no rhyme and reason to their description and size. (Well discription, ugly.) They spread rather quickly and they need to eradicate soon before they terminate the collection.

  • Fran Natura 1 month ago

    Que medooo ☺☺☺

  • Gardening at Douentza 1 month ago

    That's horrific, Lyn. I was there in April and so pleased to see the problem under control but, as you say, the problem is seasonal. Thanks for the update.

  • Yeah they're pretty slack with the pest control in there… That's the opw for you. Methylated spirits is all they need.. or rubbing alcohol. I don't know if they are even using bio control in there or you'd see the results fairly quickly. In the palm house next to it there will be encarsia formosa.. among other some other creatures better left unmentioned

  • 1st508th Airborne 1 month ago

    That looks bad. I'm curious to see if their biological methods work? Thanks for sharing it, 🙂

  • Orchideya 1 month ago

    That looks pretty scary! If I was you – I would be paranoid that I brought home some of them. I hope they get properly treated.

  • Midwest Gardener 1 month ago

    Wow, those mealy bugs are really nasty little creatures.

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