In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

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In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Aphids
12
2%
Fungus/Rot/Damping off
108
14%
Mealy bugs
195
25%
Mice
12
2%
Red spider mite
156
20%
Root mealy bugs
138
18%
Scale insects
31
4%
Sciarid fly
40
5%
Snails
42
5%
Western flower thrip
33
4%
 
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Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Post by Echinocactus123 » Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:28 pm

Debbie wrote:
Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:12 pm
Greenlarry wrote:
Sat May 25, 2019 2:50 pm
People who call anything succulent a cactus. It annoys me.
YES ! :shock: lol ! Debbie :wink:
:lol:

Pic 1: Wow look at that cactus!

Pic 2: Those cacti look like stones.

Pic 3: That's a nice succulent, is it one of those mesems.

Although I'd let them of with euphorbias. :grin:
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Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Post by Smel » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:16 pm

Hi All,
OK now perhaps we all know our worst pest, for me it's mealy bugs and RSM, so what do we use to kill them and how. I have used Provado with good results but what is Provento?? sold by Wilkos.

I really want to try and get rid of them this year, so all out war.
Would like to hear your advice, etc.

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Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Post by Phil_SK » Wed Jul 10, 2019 4:34 pm

Smel wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:16 pm
what is Provento?? sold by Wilkos.
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Re: In your opinion, which are the 3 worst pests in succulents?

Post by Jim_Mercer » Wed Jul 10, 2019 6:26 pm

Smel wrote:
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:16 pm
I have used Provado with good results but what is Provento?? sold by Wilkos.
Provanto is the new name for the Provado range of products, the active ingredients have changed a few times as well so past experience is not much use :???:
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