First is rubbing alcohol (isopropyl alcohol) or neem oil & soap mixture. Rubbing alcohol 75% is the cheapest yet most effective method against aphids, mealybugs, and spider mites. Simply spray the succulents thoroughly and leave it there. You will notice the bug starts turning brown, which means they’re dead.
Secondly, how did my succulent get mealybugs?
Mealybugs are nasty little bugs that like to eat new growth on succulents. It’s difficult to say exactly what causes them to show up, but overwatering is a common cause, as well as over fertilizing. … These little guys usually hang out in a white web-like substance in the nooks and crannies of your succulent.
Beside this, why is my succulent growing white fuzz?
You don’t have a fungal problem on your succulent. This is a mealybug infestation. These insects feed on your plant and create this white fluffy looking stuff on your plant. They can multiply quickly and they leave a sticky residue behind which will start to grow a black fungus.
How do you get rid of pests on succulents?
Remedy: Spraying the plant that is infested with aphids and applying water pressure may do the trick and physically remove these insects from the plant. You can also treat the plant with a mixture of soapy water. Add a few drops of soap in water and mix well. Spray onto infested areas and undersides of the leaves.
Mealybugs can live in the soil of a houseplant, so if a plant is plagued by recurring infestations, you could try removing the top inch of dirt from the pot and replacing it with fresh potting soil.
Insecticide sprays are effective against many types of garden pests, including those that often live on succulents. Spraying chemicals, such as acephate, dimethoate, dinotefuran or pyrethroids, diluted per the manufacturer’s recommendations, on the plants can help eliminate pests for a short time.