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Control of papaya mealy bugs with parasitoides:
Since last few years, the infestation of mealy bugs increasing in all parts of the India. This pest is more prevalent on fruits than on the leaves, twigs and other parts of the plant. Looking to the residues, we have to avoid the spraying of insecticides for the control. For the purpose, along with the using of botanical and biopesticides, parasitoides like Acerophagus papayae or Anagyrus loecki should be releases, if available in your area.