The Woodlouse constitutes a plague very harmful that can affect various plants, although their favorites are succulents. Therefore, it will be vital to be prepared for this situation and act effectively, although it will always be best to prevent with gardening care. But if the insect has already taken over your plant, we will teach you how to prepare a homemade insecticide with few ingredients and great power.
The succulents They are plants that are present in every home. It is that it is an easy-care specimen, characterized by the medicinal properties of its leaves and by significant beauty. However, all its potential will be minimized in the presence of this type of pest, since they will quickly damage any succulent that is in their way.
The Woodlouse It is a small, soft-bodied insect that feeds on the sap of the succulents. When eaten, they produce a sticky substance that can attract other pests. The chain of infection that it causes in the plant generates the appearance of soot on its leaves. They are usually found in the crowns of the plants and near the base of the stems, although they can extend towards the roots.
How to eliminate the mealybug infestation of succulents?
First of all we must identify this plague that damages our fleshy plants. The insect is white and cottony in appearance. It measures approximately two millimeters and looks like a small piece of thread. It can even be identified by its yellowish head and body. Once they are detected, it will be important to get down to work to eliminate them.
To say goodbye forever to the Woodlouse and his plague it will be necessary to prepare a homemade insecticide with 70% alcohol mixed with water, in a spray bottle. It will be necessary to spray all the succulents affected, but be careful not to damage leaves or stem. Another option is soapy water, for which it will also have to be used with a spray on the affected areas and left to act for 15 minutes before washing the plant with clean water and rinsing it.