Dwarf Marigolds Have Sticky Substance On Leaves And Very Small White Bugs
Question From: R. McHugh - Alpharetta, Georgia, United States
Q: I have dwarf marigolds. There is a white sticky looking substance on the green leaves. There is also a very small white bug approximately 1/8th of an inch long. When is squish the bug, it is light green color on inside.
I believe you have mealy bugs. Once established they are very difficult to eradicate so whatever product you choose to use you will need to make repeat applications. If you Google insecticides for mealy bugs you will find a variety of products. Best And Happy Yardening, Nancy