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How to Control Tropical Pests

This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to control insect pests without the use of pesticides

In this video, This Old House landscape contractor Roger Cook heads to Miami to control insect pests without the use of pesticides.

Steps:
1. Control whiteflies with green lacewing larvae.
2. Release several green lacewing larvae onto the underside of each affected leaf.
3. To kill pink hibiscus mealybugs, use Cryptolaemus montrouzieri beetles (a.k.a. mealybug destroyers).
4. Put the beetles into a one-gallon nylon paint strainer, then stretch the strainer over the plant.
5. After one week, remove the strainer, leaving the beetles behind.

 
 

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