Episode from the podcastYou Bet Your Garden

Protect yourself from mealybugs

Released Saturday, 26th January 2013
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January 26, 2013 — A common houseplant pest this time of year is the mealybug, but you can safely and easily do away with these waxy-covered plant pests says Mike McGrath. And, Mike talks to E.B. White’s granddaughter, Martha White, about life on the Maine farm that he called home. Plus answers to listeners’ garden questions.

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We have a pretty large greenhouse with several types of house plants inside. We’ve had problems with pests for as long as I can remember, mostly mealybugs and scale. The school does not allow us to use pesticides because of the students. We’ve been using dish soap, but it doesn’t work. Any advice on safe ways to treat these nasty bugs? Get the answer »

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