Mealybugs damage plants by sucking sap from roots, tender leaves, petioles and fruit. They excrete honeydew on which sooty mould develops. Severely infested leaves turn yellow and gradually dry. Severe attack can result in shedding of leaves and inflorescence, reduced fruit setting and shedding of young fruit. The foliage and fruit may become covered with sticky honeydew, which serves as a medium for the growth of sooty moulds.Icipe’s fungus-based biopesticide, has been commercialised as Campaign and has proven effective against mealybugs. Furthermore, a wide range of natural enemies, including the parasitic wasps (Anagyrus spp.) and predatory mealybug ladybird (Cryptolaemus montrouzieri) could be used to control the mealybugs.