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Anderson's pink hibiscus

HOLY HIBISCUS, IT’S A MEALYBUG!

First reported in Florida in 2002, pink hibiscus mealybugs are still munching their way through plants in Sarasota, Manatee and Charlotte counties. There’s no known control for this pest other than biological control using natural enemies such as predatory ladybugs and wasps. Mealybugs don’t respond to pesticides, and besides, pesticides…

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