We have an infestation of mealybugs on our
mandevillas here. We’re going to spray them with malathion. Malathion is an insecticide that’s labeled
for use on mealybugs. According to the label for mealybug control,
one tablespoon is recommended per gallon of water. So I had to do some math. This is a little over 12 ounces. That’s about a tenth of a gallon A tenth of
a tablespoon is equal to about 1.4 milliliters. I actually have a measuring spoon, which is
1.25 milliliters. So I’m gonna put a little less than my 12.8
ounces in here to make it match my 1.25 milliliters. So you gotta figure all that out. It’s so very important to follow the label
instructions. So what I’m gonna do, fill this up about half
full. Now I’m going to try to get my 1.25 milliliters
of malathion in here. I’m going to shake it up and then I’m going
to top it off with water. Okay, got that, and I’m gonna shake it up
again. Okay, and see, I got some on my hand. It leaked a little bit. That’s why you wear rubber gloves, very, very