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#120216 Aug 28th, 2007 at 10:33 PM
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my chinese evergreen is infested by mealybug, my mom ask me to use this

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systemic pesticide to get ride of them. she only tell me a friend gave it to her some time back and dont know the name of this pesticide.

i am worry to use it because i am not sure what is the active content and is it effective, is it save to be used indoor.

some one please help.

thanks in advance

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Hi

I don't recognise this and would be cautious about using a product that you know nothing about - the risk is it could do your plant (and you!) more harm than good. Why not just buy a cheap and freely available ready-to-use spray containing a systemic insecticide that is proven to work on these bugs e.g., thiacloprid, which in the UK is available as Provado Ultimate Bug Killer Ready To Use.

The female mealys dont move around much, so your infestation is probably because they came in on an already infested plant, so have a look at any new plants that you've got. Also make sure you destroy the dead leaves etc as they may have bug eggs on them.

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thanks starfish,

did try this spray but not working,

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this is the only available spray sold in Carrfour market,

i have remove all the mealy bug that are visible, but from time to time i still can see one or two hiding within young leaves,

this plan is just next to my bed, is there ways to remove all bugs without using any poisonous insectiside?


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Well, in the UK there are some insects that are enemies of the bug and are commercially available - parasitic wasps and predatory beetles ... but I dont suppose you would want them buzzing around your bedroom!

So I suggest that, if you dont want to use insecticide, remove them by hand and/or cut off infested stems. You could also try washing them off by directing a strong jet of water at them (but make sure you dont damage the plant). Finally, maybe you could try wiping them away with a half and half mix of water and methylated spirits.

Make sure you burn or throw away all of the leaves that have dropped off as they will be some hiding in there.


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Add this info to what Starfish already posted...use physical control...that means squishing the bugs with your fingers. Then apply cotton swab dipped in rubbing alcohol [70% isopropryl alcohol] dabbing each insect. If you can't find systemic granules to apply to the soil; you can use Neem oil as either systemic or spray. To make a solution of Neem spray, mix one teaspoon of Neem oil in one quart of warm water, then add 1/4 teaspoon of dishwashing soap [non-antibacterrial]. Cool and transfer the solution to an empty spray bottle. Shake well before using. For systemic application, follow manufacturer's instructions on the label. Neem is biodegradable and non-toxic. Repeat application until bugs are eliminated.


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Hi user...!

glad to see another malaysian on d forum....welcome!! ... whereabouts in malaysia r u...?

m from kl but stay in besut, terengganu now....



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Originally Posted by papito
If you can't find systemic granules to apply to the soil; you can use Neem oil as either systemic or spray.


i have a systemic granules but do not know is it safe to be use indoor, i have used it anyway and found 1 bug dead today, below is the pic of the granules and the bug (1.2mm size), is it male mealy bug? please help identify the granules if possible.

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what is neem oil, dont know what it is called in malaysia, nmlAlba-dC15 do you know what is need oil, in bahasa malaysia?

can i subsitude it with cooking oil or olive oil

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Originally Posted by nmlAlba-dC15
Hi user...!

glad to see another malaysian on d forum....welcome!! ... whereabouts in malaysia r u...?

m from kl but stay in besut, terengganu now....



i am in Perai, Penang. - (seberang jaya, if you know the place)


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nope...neem oil is extracted from neem tree... well we do have neem trees in malaysia but i dont think we have enough to support d industry of producing/extracting d oil... neem oil is a safe pesticide, miticide n fungicide all in one... well thatz wat itz manufacturers claim ...supported by a lot of research too i understand.... locally d tree is known s margosa or semambu.... botanic/scientific name Azadirachta indica i think....

...emm where r u from in malaysia....?


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woops forgot to add...itz sure NOT EASY to get in malaysia... i tried it before...finally bought it from Australia.... but havent used much of it actually...been raining such a lot here...

...sure know Penang...did my degree in USM ... think i know whereabouts Seberang Jaya is..but not v familiar tho....!

Well...m glad to have a malaysian on d forum... a GREAT forum of friendly people this is...LOVE being here....!!

Goodnite...c u some other time!


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Hi user...

dunno y it escaped my notice before...may b i was distracted by d fact u r a malaysian...but is d pesticide your mother gave u called Furadan...? BTW it looked black to me before..but today i noticed it is purple...n looks sooo very much like Furadan...

Here's some info abt Furadan...
http://www.3dchem.com/moremolecules.asp?ID=263&othername=Furadan

Hope this helps...have a nice day....!


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Thanks nmlAlba-dC15, Furadan is right, my mother did mumble similar tone when i ask her what is the name for it,

search the net and found it is very poisonous, i will handle with extra care.

and is Neem tree the one our Indian friend in Malaysia like to grow infront of their house. today i saw some tree with white flower look very similar to the pic in wikipedia.

happy "Merdeka day" to all Malaysian friend in the forum tomorrow.





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Yep...think u r right.... lotz of indians like to plant this tree.... well, think itz from india.... or may b they have other reasons too... a friend of mine has a small one in a pot... she said she puts it in her kitchen where she had some fly problems... she said no more flies now.... she said it deters flies...


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i believe for every drop of rain that falls...a flower grows....

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