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PostPosted: Mon Jun 08, 2015 10:05 am 
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Dear All- haven't posted for a while. I had a nice collection of species and primary hybrid phalaenopsis but had a very bad infestation of mealy bug which was really hard to control and weakened some plants to the point where I lost them. I placed an order with Schwerter for some replacement plants which will hopefully arrive this week. I am really anxious about mealy bug coming back into my collection again. My question is how long should they be left in quarantine for before being placed with my now- hopefully- mealy bug free collection? Also what are your experiences of controlling this pest. I have been using Provado but have had to use it in what I consider to be excessive amounts!
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I use to use methylated spirts with a paint brush then rinse the plant under water to get rid of mealy bugs. Sb plant invigorater is good to. Hope this helps.


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I used provado ultimate bug killer spraying every 8-10 days until I no longer see them have ben free now since February hope this helps


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With chemicals, don't use the same product all the time. You're selecting a resistant bug and then you'll be without provado protection. Alternate with another one (provado provado another etc.)

For spot on treatment between, you can use a mix of methyleted spirits to spray when you see a few around.
- 1 teaspoon liquid soap
- 3 tsp methylated spirits
- complete to one liter with water
- shake and spray

French Senate orchid collection recipe:
- 10-15 drops of essential oil of cinnamon bark
- 1-3 tsp of liquid soap
- complete to one liter with water
- shake and spray on every plant surface
Some add methylated spirits to this.

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thanks to everybody who replied. I will certainly take all the advice on board. I have eight new plants coming next week and want to make sure that mealy bug doesn't get to them or from them.


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To keep my plants pest free I use UBK every 3 months and SBPI every month. SBPI can be used weekly if you have problems. The key is to continue this preventative regime even when your pest free!

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Hi Keith - thanks for your reply. I still have a problem although I feel I am on top of it now. Sometimes though a massive meal bug appears out of nowhere! Most of my phals are putting out new leaves at the moment and I really want to protect them. I very interested in your regime but could you translate UBK and SBPI for me please so that I get buy them!

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UBK is Provado Ultimate Bug Killer.

SBPI is SB Plant Invigorator


You can see the products by following the first link at the end of Keith's posts and looking under Pest and Disease control.

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Sorry about the abbreviations Paul, Terry is spot on. Bug killer gives systemic protection whilst SB plant invigorator is a natural contact killer whilst giving some health benefits. Some plants can be sensitive to SB so your best to test first, I have experienced the odd bleached mark but it is a small price to pay. I also have been using a Hotbox sulphume sulphur burner which I am sure has helped, this is turned off now for summer now the windows are open.

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Provado™ is thiacloprid, a neonicotinoid.

When using chemicals, always alternate with another regularly (scheme of spraying: AABAAB for example), it helps preventing resistances. You alternate Keith but not on the same level, no good…

I'm battling still with mealies I've got from a german vendor a year ago, and only seeing the end on it, so resistance build up is NO fun. :-/ (attacking with 2 organic means including SBI and soap/alcohol based and 2 alternate chemicals, and I start to see the end)

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