My #benjiminaficus-midnight gets bloody thrips every summer. #thripssapsucking bastards. I usually spray white oil but now the bees are in danger, I don’t want to kill them. Anything natural. Suggestions??
If it is 20 yrs old and 8' height then it is a grown up bonsai tree. Normally trees will have self defence mechanisms which will trigger in case of pest infestation. I also have a 5 yrs old 15 feet height ficus panda tree and have seen Mealbugs on it but usually let tree care of it by itself 😊
@gauravsh6 yes I purposefully did that as they can up root a house. I don’t usually get pests on it. Just picked these few off. It’s more for reference in tags to help ID a pest. I use to own a nursery many years ago. It’s completely root bound. I will one day transplant when I get around to it. Cheers