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What is the best way of killing the 'cuchinillas' that attack my bougainvillas ?


By Gmh

LOULE, Portugal Pt

I have tried some portuguese sprays but total coverage
is difficult. Is there any systemic insecticide which I can
obtain that will clear these horrible cuchinillas for a year?



Okay after a quick google search it would seem that cochinilla is the Spanish name for a type of scale insect. I don't think there is a spray that will kill them off on a permanent basis but hopefully I'm wrong!

29 Sep, 2009

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