The mealybugs they are from pests most dangerous that our plants can suffer. Consequently, it is vital to recognize and combat them, thus guaranteeing the well-being of the garden. And in this case, to eliminate these insects, it will be necessary to resort to specific techniques, such as the homemade insecticide that we will teach you how to prepare in the following paragraphs.
All the plants of the garden They are prone to any pest. Although some specimens are more attractive than others, the mealybug generally attacks any specimen that crosses our path. Therefore, the plants in your park will need a lot of attention and basic care.
The mealybugs They are also known as carmine cochineal, grana cochineal and nocheztli. It is a hemipteran insect, belonging to the Dactylopiidae family, whose main host are plants of the Opuntia and Cereus genera. To find out how your plant is affected, you should analyze its fruits: if they lose color and look old, it is because they are being attacked by mealybugs. And to eliminate them, we suggest you put into practice an infallible homemade insecticide.
How to eliminate mealybugs from the garden?
The first thing we will have to do to say goodbye to this plague is to look for white soap (necessary amount) and cut into small pieces. It is important to know that 50 grams of white soap will allow us to prepare a liter of insecticide. And if there are few plants affected by the pestswith 25 grams it will be enough to prepare 500cc of the insecticide.
Once we have the pieces of soap, we take them to a container in which we are going to put the necessary amount of water, as long as it is boiled. Then, you have to let it rest for at least twelve hours. Finally, we water the plants in the garden affected by the pests of mealybugs with the mixture we made, using a sprayer or other similar element.