The mealybug is a sucking insect related to scale insects, of the Hemiptera family, superfamily of the scale insects. It looks like a fluffy jointed rounded insect, about 3-5 mm, when crushed, an orange liquid is released. The colonies are like pieces of white cotton wool in the axils of leaves and shoots. With severe damage, colonies are also located on the leaves and trunks, often a sticky bloom appears on the leaves. The waxy coating makes the worm not very susceptible to contact agents.
Solution: The most effective in the fight against mealybug are systemic preparations of intestinal action. Alcohol treatment, treatment with a water-oil emulsion, replacement of the top layer of the soil, the main treatment with Aktara insecticide (spray with a solution of 4 g / 5 l and shed the soil with a solution of 1 g / 10 l, 4 times, interval 7-10 days) and auxiliary contiguous treatments (after 1-2 days) with Akarin, Agravertin, Iskra-bio, Karate, Inta-vir, Fitoverm (spraying with 1% solution, 4 times with an interval of 7-10 days).