Along with aphids, this is the most common pest in gardening. They feed on sap by inserting their stiletto-shaped suction beak into leaves, stems and fruits. Depending on the species, they are mobile or stationary during the cycle, and may have more than one generation a year.
There are some genera known as citrus mealybug or common mealybug (Fig. d, Fig. e and Fig. g[/fusion_modal_text_link), known in Spanish as “cotonet” due to their white secretions and cotton-like texture.
Preventive treatment with plant endotherapy (ENDOterapia Vegetal®) to avoid the occurrence of problems. Generally speaking, we recommend preventive treatment to be carried out in spring, during plant growth activation and with at least 60% of its developed leaf mass.
A curative treatment can also be carried out. However, damage caused will disappear at a slower pace.