A while ago, I bought some cacti from two nurseries that brought in mealy bugs.
I have used isopropyl alcohol, washing up liquid, isolation, ‘baths’, paint brushes, sprays... These little bugs are going to survive a nuclear bomb. I’m sure of it.
I don’t currently have an infestation as such but they’re annoying just the same. I have had to throw away more than 20 plants in the past year because they were beyond saving.
On Sunday, I thought I’d fully cleaned a cactus of the bugs and repotted it. The plants had been FULLY washed for bugs. Low and behold.... I found more the next day. I’m starting to admire these annoying critters for their skills.
I’m open to aaaaaaany valid advice, suggestions or experiences. Please do let me know! I really don’t want to lose any more plants.
Thank you so much!