Tip of the Day — Dec. 28

Are you seeing bits of what appears to be cotton on the container plants you brought in for the winter? Chances are, it’s actually mealybugs, insects that feed on plant sap. You can use a houseplant insecticide listed for their control to eliminate them, but you might first try a home remedy. Moisten a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol and dab the insects. Be sure to test first on a small area to determine the plant’s tolerance for the alcohol.

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