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Aug 15, 2012 11:32 AM CST
Name: Carol Noel
Hawaii (near Hilo)
It's all about choices.
Lali...I support you 100% and really should have mentioned this in my post. I use it ONLY in my greenhouse (no bees in there). And now I have switched to a granular form of it that I use only in my greenhouse and only on plants that are showing problems!!!

Another, more gentle, treatment is to dunk the whole plant (yes....pot and all) into a detergent/oil solution. The fine oil/soap suffocate the beasties...and it's quick...just in and out!!!

STOCK solution: 1 T dishwashing soap (NOT degreasers like Dawn) + 1C vegetable oil. Mix 1T of this to 1C of water and spray plant OR use 2T in a Gal of water and quickly dunk the plant. The dunking method is the only way I have been able to kill all of the mealies on a H. compacta!!!

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