As strange as it may seem, I'm actually looking forward to the next infestation of mealy bugs on my orchid plant. The mealy bugs are real pests.
At first, I used small jets of water from the sprayer to wash off the bugs but I was a little concerned that I might just transfer them from the leaves to the roots. Then, I resorted to using sharp tweezers.
But recently, I bought this small bottle of plant insecticide. It's mentioned on the label that it can be used on insects in general but it specifically mentioned mealy bugs. So watch out, you pesky bugs!