I've been trying to treat 3 of my pitcher plants heavily infested with mealybugs to no avail. Started off with using Safer Brand 3-in-1 Garden Spray that contains mostly sulfur-- didn't work. Then tried using isopropyl alcohol 70% dabbed with cotton swabs all over the plants--that was a good waste of 2 hrs. Now my pitchers are starting to wilt and brown and I just decided to submerge all 3 under water in a bucket. I had no idea they were all over the roots too. The mealies are floating to the water surface..hopefully in pain.
Since I'm going to put these guys in the fridge for dormany anyway, should I even bother trying to treat them? I was thinking about submerging them a day or so, cutting off all the pitchers, and then dusting sulfur dust on the rhizomes before bagging them up and putting them in the fridge for 3 months. What do yall think? Thanks.
P.S. The mealies were being farmed by stupid ants.