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How to treat for the papaya mealybug and how to revive the tree.

Papaya (pawpaw)    None Given

How to treat for the papaya mealybug and how to revive the tree. I have already weeded, cleaned up all the black plastic that the previous owners had put down and treated for ants with Terro ant dust and granules. What else can be done to get rid of the bugs and can I use something like miracle grow to help revive it.


Posted by: Shanda Frye (1 point) Shanda Frye
Posted: August 15, 2017

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The easiest way to control mealy bugs is spraying basic soap water (add 2 tablespoons of liquid dish detergent or baby shampoo to 1 gallon of water). Soap breaks the waxy cuticle and result in killing of insects.

For more information
https://plantvillage.org/posts/5580-g...

https://plantvillage.org/topics/papay...


Posted by: Dr. Ravishankar Narayana (134 points) Dr. Ravishankar Narayana
Posted: August 15, 2017

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