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    My basement grow room has been infested by mealy bugs! Mainly my Citrus tree but the egg casses are everywhere including on my Nep leaves.

    Has anyone tried using mealy bug destroyer beatles for indoor control of mealy bugs? Does anyone know of a good cheap source? I found some for $58.00 for 100 beatles. Too much $ and too many bugs.

    I don't want to use chemical control. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

    Thanks in advance.

    Glenn

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    I don't know how chemically averse you are, but I'd try misting with isopropyl alcohol first. It kills them quickly, is CHEAP, and evaporates quickly. Be sure to get the undersides of the leaves; it must contact the little buggers to work.
    Ben Rodman
    Brewing in Lyons, Colorado
    Groovin\' and jivin\' and diggin\' the skin I\'m in!

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