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Q.what are the strange white bugs in orchids?

desjones added on May 16, 2012 | Answered

My house plants became infected with a strange white fuzzy bug after an orchid that was given to me had died. The orchid also had the bug. I’m not even sure it was a bug or some kind of mold or fungus.

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Answered on May 17, 2012

It sounds like mealybugs. This article should help with that: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/mealybugs-white-residue-on-plants-leaves.htm

At any rate, neem oil can be used to treat the plant, regardless of the pest. Here is additional information that will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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Answered on May 16, 2012

Carefully spray the entire plant, top side and bottom side with a solution of liquid Ivory soap and water. Leave it for the day. After the sun goes down, repeat the process. You can use a bar of Ivory soap to cover thick stems. The next day, repeat the entire process, beginning with removing adults and spraying off the plant thoroughly, and applying soapy mixture twice.

Read more: How to Get Rid of Whiteflies on Hibiscus Plants | https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/insects/whitefly-control.htm

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