Mealy Bug Outbreak

“Trying to be civil with idiots”

Since: Oct 09

Sarajevo, Bosnia

#1 Sep 9, 2013
This year has been crazy for us, so we hired someone to mow our grass. When i came home from vacation, 90% of our yard was dead and our rose bushes were half dead. After some research, i found out it was mealy bugs.

It most likely was transfered from an infected yard via the lawnmower. I drove around and noticed a few yards in our area having the same situation. So, i just wanted to get the word out. Especially since they can spread to neihbors yards.

I have learned my lesson, no more mowing service for me.

Since: Feb 11

Location hidden

#2 Sep 9, 2013
Want my town back wrote:
This year has been crazy for us, so we hired someone to mow our grass. When i came home from vacation, 90% of our yard was dead and our rose bushes were half dead. After some research, i found out it was mealy bugs.

It most likely was transfered from an infected yard via the lawnmower. I drove around and noticed a few yards in our area having the same situation. So, i just wanted to get the word out. Especially since they can spread to neihbors yards.

I have learned my lesson, no more mowing service for me.
Me too. Those bugs are relentless.

“Keep it greasy !!!!”

Since: Sep 09

Location hidden

#3 Sep 9, 2013
You can also mix insecticidal soap and horticultural oil together as an alternative approach to killing mealy bugs – use 1 teaspoon soap, ½ teaspoon horticultural oil and 1 litre of water and apply with a spray bottle.
rebel

Crosby, TX

#4 Sep 10, 2013
I thought the MEALY BUG had been exiled to california

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