Mealybugs

Featured Photo: 
feaured_photo_co: 
A.M. Varela, icipe
Is this a Minor Pest?: 
Yes
Minor Pest Title: 

Mealybugs

Minor Pest Description: 

Mealybugs infest fruits and foliage. They can be serious pests in the warm season, if natural enemies, which usually control them, are destroyed by spraying with pesticides.

 

Minor Pest What to do.: 
  • Conserve natural enemies. Mealybugs are usually controlled by a wide range of natural enemies. However, use of pesticides may kill these natural enemies leading to mealybug outbreaks.
Minor Pest Position: 
4
Minor Pest Firstcontent: 
145
Pest Type: 
insect
Host Plants: 
Cocoa
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