Mealybugs are a small, white, soft-bodied insect typically found in warmer climates. They will feed on plants by sucking sap out of them causing the leaves to yellow and curl. You may notice the plant getting sticky from the honeydew and this will attract ants as well.
Be careful to not overwater or overfertilize your plants as this can attract them.
Plants to Especially Watch:
- Plants in a greenhouse
- Tropical plants
- Ornamental plants, such as cacti and succulents
- Avocado trees