YTF (ytf at aol.com) wrote:
: I think those are meally bugs. I seem to find no end to them, though I am
: a low chemical houseplant grower. I pick them off with a cuetip dipped in
: alcohol. They may not take to your ficus, but I'll bet they'll find some
: of your other plants tastey. They seem to like succulents. If anyone has
: a clean approach that is a bit less labor intensive than the search and
: destroy method, I would like to hear it also.
: Tim Farrell
: New York
Try enclosing the plant with a No-Pest strip in a plastic bag overnight.
Tie the top of the plastic bag closed. Good luck !