Re: Aphids

Barry Meyers-Rice (
Tue, 5 Apr 94 16:11:57 MST

For aphids and mealy bugs and scale on Sarracenia, I spray the leaves with
label strength Diazinon with great results. I have heard very bad things
about soaps on Sarrs, but have not tried it myself. I have tried Pyrethrum
but experienced some damage. Don Schnell, a noted grower, also suggests
Malathion WP, but this is harder to work with than Diazinon and is SMELLY.

I spray my plants during the winter. I would not be surprised if any or all
of the above poisons cause damage to leaves or inflorescence if applied when
the plant is actively growing.