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White fuzz!

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by SeptemberMorn on March 12, 2006 09:18 AM
While playing with my indoor babies this morning, I noticed that the fig vine? had white fuzz on the joints of the leaves where they join to the branch. It doesn't pick off easily but it will rub off and leave a little brown bugger type thing on my fingers.

Anyone know what it is??

(Told you I was a novice! [Wink] )

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by Longy on March 12, 2006 04:05 PM
Does it look like this? If so, it's mealy bug.

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by SeptemberMorn on March 14, 2006 02:25 AM
Uh... well, yes and no. What I've seen isn't spread out on the leaves. It's a tight little web right on the node. But I'm gonna try what I read on the page you gave me. I can see all my indoor plants getting that and that ain't gonna happen!

Thanks, Longy! [Smile]

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by Buglady on March 16, 2006 01:09 PM
sounds like mealybugs and they are having babies now... so they are in their crawler stage. Now is the time to treat with an Insecticidal soap or horticultural oil. If not.. you are going to have them all over.

PS mealybugs are actually a type of soft scale

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by SeptemberMorn on March 19, 2006 12:09 PM
Thanks, Buglady. I'll be going to get some horticultural oil in the morning. [Smile]

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by Stupe on April 24, 2006 07:22 PM
will try with alky to rid them. thanks.

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