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Pest 3 months 1 week ago #48283

Can Anybody help me with this bug that’s on my Brazilian Raintree I’ve been treating it but can’t seem to get rid of it attached is a picture of what I’m using and what’s on the tree

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Pest 3 months 1 week ago #48293

The images are blurry, but if these are like small webs, then you've got spider mites.
Difficult to get rid of, you should put your BRT away from the other trees, and spray it with dishwater soap (a splash)+isopropyl alcohol (very diluted; a splash also)+water.
Repeat after three days.
Repeat.
Repeat.
Pray.
They are really difficult to go away definitively.
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Pest 3 months 1 week ago #48307

Thanks that what I thought but was not sure . Will try your recipe and I will move it away from the other trees thanks for your help Hope I can get rid of them this is an old tree
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Pest 2 months 3 weeks ago #48604

Up date I’ve been trying to treat every other day for the last week I think I’m starting to get a hold on the spider mites
Yea thanks for your help !
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Pest 2 months 3 weeks ago #48605

Read the instructions!!! far too much and you could end up damaging or killing the plant. Raise the humidity, spider mite does not like moisture
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Pest 2 months 3 weeks ago #48654

Here is a better pic of the pest

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Pest 2 months 3 weeks ago #48655

Ah.. a mealy bug. That's probably why your insecticide didn't work.

Looks a bit like: Maconellicoccus hirsutus, ‘Pink hibiscus mealybug’ - but it seems a bit different. See www.epicgardening.com/mealybugs/
Seems to look more like a Striped mealybug: mrec.ifas.ufl.edu/lso/mealybugs.htm but I can't see on your photo if it has these filaments.

How to manage:
ipm.ucanr.edu/PMG/PESTNOTES/pn74174.html
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Pest 2 months 3 weeks ago #48656

Thanks I will try safer soap
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