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  • Using Tanglefoot to stop root mealybugs

    Created by beck orton on

    Hello, I am looking at your Tanglefoot products as I am hoping to control root mealybugs from climbing in and out of my container plants in my greenhouse. They are so tiny – I have tried water – they float, and vaseline – they can get across this – would tanglefoot stop them?! Thanks very much, Beck orton

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    Eric Vinje

    Hello Beck,

    Tanglefoot may work for you, it is a very strong physical barrier. You may also consider watering infested plants with insecticidal soap or adding diatomaceous earth to kill the pests in the soil itself.

    Hope this helps.

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