Identify Mealybugs on your indoor plants
First of all identify the Mealybugs by turning around the leaves of your house pants and checking underneath the leaves along with the leaves’ joints.
Isolate the plague-ridden indoor plants
Once you identify Mealybugs; shift the plague-ridden indoor plants to a separate part of your house in order to isolate them from rest of the healthy plants. Otherwise, the Mealybugs will attack them as well.
Give your affected indoor plants a shower
Extricating the Mealybugs with a solid stream of water is the easiest way to control them. Take a spray bottle, fill it with cold water and squirt directly on the affected areas of your indoor plants. Continue spraying until stream of water washes the irritating insects.
Give your affected indoor plants a bath
If the plain water shower does not work against the Mealybugs, then give your affected indoor plants a bath. Take a bucket and mix some dish detergent with water. Wear disposable gloves and stir the mixture until the detergent dissolves completely, forming a foamy mixture. Now, wash the affected area of your indoor plants, using your hand (with gloves).
Note: Make sure not to avoid over scrubbing as it can damage the leaves of your indoor plants.
Spray soap-oil mixture
Spray your infected indoor plants with a soap-oil mixture, which is a matter of few minutes to prepare in your kitchen. Take a disposable bowl and pour ½ teaspoon of insecticidal soap, 1 quart water and ¼ teaspoon of horticultural oil into it. Gently dispense this mixture into an empty spray bottle and seal it thoroughly. Now, shake the bottle until the ingredients mix up well and forms a well blended mixture. Spray the soap-oil mixture on the affected plants daily until your get rid of the Mealybugs.
Alcohol works against the Mealybugs
Alcohol is another best remedy against the attack of Mealybugs on your indoor plants. Wear gloves, take few cotton balls and dip them in alcohol. Now, rub the alcohol-soaked cotton balls against the Mealybugs. See them drying out within few hours and enjoy.
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri – the Mealybugs destroyer
Cryptolaemus montrouzieri is one among the lady bird species and a cost-effective solution to the Mealybugs attack on your indoor plants. These use creatures digest the Mealybugs without harming your indoor plants and that is the reasons why they are also known as Mealybugs Ladybird. Buy them from your nearest market and release them on the affected plants.
Squeeze your indoor plants’ enemies
Put on thick gloves, pick your indoor plants’ enemies off by hands and squeeze them as much force as you can. It is costless but very simple and guaranteed method to get rid of the unwanted Mealybugs.
Spray Mealybugs with insecticides and pesticides
Resort this step as your last option in controlling the Mealybugs on your indoor plants. There are many brands of insecticides and pesticides, easily available in the market. Purchase a fine quality insecticide or pesticide and spray it all over the infected indoor plants.
Note: Make sure to wear gloves and cover your face along with eyes while spraying insecticide or pesticide.