4 Natural Remedies to Get Rid of Mealybugs on Succulents

Mealybugs are tiny white insects that suck juice from their host plants. Use these natural remedies to get rid of mealybugs on your collection of succulents.

How to Get Rid of Mealybugs

Mealybug Spray Succulent

1. Sprinkle Diatomaceous Earth on Succulents
Diatomaceous earth is a natural powder that can kill mealybugs by puncturing their bodies. Get the food-grade version and sprinkle a generous amount on the soil.

2. Spray the Succulents with Alcohol
Get a bottle of 70% isopropyl alcohol and spray it directly onto succulents affected by a mealybug infestation. You can also dab the alcohol onto the succulent by using a cotton swab.

Rubbing Alcohol Mealybug

3. Spray with Neem Oil Solution
Create your own neem oil solution by mixing half a tablespoon of neem oil with a squirt of dish soap and a bottle of water. Spray the neem oil solution on areas susceptible to mealybugs.

4. Introduce the Ladybugs
Are you growing the succulents outdoor? One interesting way of getting rid of mealybugs is to introduce their natural predators. The ladybugs are one such example. You can actually buy ladybugs online at a cheap price and have them shipped to your doorsteps.

Take action soon and get rid of the tiny white insects infesting your precious succulents. If you are growing potted succulents then you might want to also consider changing the soil to prevent future mealybug infestations.

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Last Modified on February 16, 2018 -