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    Mealybugs are attacking my plants

    My S. purpurea and D. intermedia is infected with mealybugs. What should I do to get rid of those annoying pests?

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    Repot them, they'll grow bigger, Bigger Pots = Bigger plants = Bigger Mealybugs!
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    Hahaha lol. The mealybugs are so annoying. They have killed my purpurea once and is now attacking my other purpurea and intermedia. I have isolated the infected plants.

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    I've never dealt with them, I've heard neem oil works, good thing you isolated them!
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    Hope my plants survive(I'm not afraid of the intermedia, it has spread to my other plants, but I'm afraid of the purpurea). Going to spray tons of insecticides(which I hope does not kill the plant).

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    I would manually remove mealybugs, then swab the plant over with rubbing alcohol to remove the eggs if there are any.
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    Maybe I'll try to manually kill them.

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    Mealybugs are tough. Even if you are picking off visible adults.....there are probably smaller individuals hiding in cracks and crevices. Keep an eye on your noninfected plants too just in case there is one or two escaping detection.
    I have used varioud insecticideds, including Orthene and the Bayer 3 in 1 on Sarracenia without problem. Make sure they are mixed according to instruction, and spray the plants early in the day. Make sure you thoroughtly wet all of the foliage...spray from all angles. Repeat application at least twice more at two week intervals. That should get them.
    I have never had mealies on Sars, but I have had them on other plants (succulents: Sansevieria). they can be a pain so be diligent and get rid of them once and for all.

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