Imidacloprid and mealybugs...Use or Not Use?

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by barrolini, Aug 16, 2006.

  1. barrolini

    barrolini Active Member

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    Hi:

    I recently posted regarding a mealybug problem on my indoor Podocarpus. I subsequently applied Safer's Trounce, and it is clearly making a difference.

    However, one of the responders to my post suggested that a contact spray such as Trounce would not be sufficient at eliminating the problem, and recommended that I apply imidacloprid as a systemic soil drench. I have looked up a number of products based on imidacloprid, but have not taken the next step of acquiring any.

    My question is....should I indeed apply an imidacloprid-based product as a soil drench in treating my mealybug issue?

    Thanks

    Barrie
     
  2. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Here is a link to a thread in an external forum alerting to a potential problem with this product. Hopefully the experts here can jump in with their thoughts. The link hidden from unregistered users is: Imidacloprid and Honey Bees. The article includes a section pertaining to Canada.
     

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