It seems that I am constantly battling mealy bug infestation with my Sarracenias, but not with my Nepenthes. Both genuses of plants feed primarily on ants. Ants are known "farmers" of mealybug and scale because they are attracted to the honeydew produced by these pests, and they move the pests between plants at will. Since I grow both Sarracenia and Nepenthes outdoors, ants frequent their traps on a daily basis. However, my Nepenthes have never had a mealy bug infestation whereas my Sarracenias always get the little buggers in their crowns. I've also noticed that scale isn't much of an issue with my Nepenthes either. Has anyone else experienced this situation? For some reason my mealy bugs attack everything except my Nepenthes. I wonder if they have some sort of natural pest repellant in them.
Nepenthes Around the House