Posted: 29/05/2012 at 20:11
When you see photos of mealybugs you only see small amounts in the photos, I have just come in from the garden in despair. I have five box pyramids and three box balls and without a word of a lie they are covered. It looks as if it has been snowing, I've never seen so many. I had some Rose Clear so I sprayed one of the trees with this and it does seem to be doing some good - does anyone know what the best solution is? I couldn't use a biological control as there is so much of it - it would need an army of ladybirds. I have also read that they can infest the soil and as they arn't in pots how would you control this? When I spray the bugs they fall to the ground in great numbers. Is it normal to get such a major infestation and is it possible it could be something else? How dose such a small creature lay so many eggs over such a great distance. I have never had mealybugs before in all the 36 years we have had this garden. HELP!!!!!