Rosemary Plants

Tiny White Balls on Rosemary Bushes


Anonymous added on September 27, 2015 | Answered

How to get rid of tiny white balls (looks like minature cotton balls) on my rosemary bushes. When cut open, there is a tiny bug!


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Downtoearthdigs
Certified GKH Gardening Expert
Answered on September 28, 2015

It sounds like you have either mealybugs or possibly scales, which are closely related to mealybugs. These insects form a cottony mass on the lower sides of branches. Both are usually controlled with horticultural oil sprays. Neem oil is also effective. Here is more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/problems/pests/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mealybugs-white-residue-on-plants-leaves.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

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