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Pest Control Review

pink hibiscus mealybug Active Seasons: SpringSummerFallWinter

pink-hibiscus-mealybug

Appearance and Size Facts

  • A serious pest of many host plants in both tropical and sub-tropical areas of the world
  • Both males and females have pink body coloration and are covered with a waxy secretion
  • Females are usually covered in a white waxy material which can obscure the body coloration
  • Males are a reddish-brown coloration
  • One pair of wings, and have two long tail-like projections at the back of the body
  • Size: Adult females are roughly 1/8 inch in length, with males being smaller than the females

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitat

Florida's temperate and humid conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Warning Signs of Infestation

Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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How to Do It Yourself

Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Special Offers

Special Offers

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Preventaive Pest Tips

Preventative Pest Tips

Predators of the pink hibiscus mealybug will help to keep populations suppressed. Therefore, use of insecticides on contact should be avoided in order to boost natural enemy (predator) populations, such as the mealybug destroyer, a lady beetle which mimics mealybugs in its larval form. If pink hibiscus mealybug populations are not responding to biological control methods, consult a professional pest management company, such as Hulett Environmental Services, to assess the situation and provide treatment options.

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