Fukien Tea Bonsai Sap/Mealy Bugs?!?!?!
I recently purchased a 10 year old Fukien Tea Bonsai. He is in excellent health and produces numerous leaves, flowers, and berries daily but recently I noticed these nasty TINY little bugs that seem to be a pale white or green color attaching themselves to the new flower buds and leafs! They are so creepy and gross and no matter how many I remove each day they come back within a few hours. I am not 100% sure what type of bug they are, but from reading internet reviews they seem to be some type of sap sucking mealy bug.
I was told I can dip the plant (not the roots) in a liquid soap and water mix but for some reason that seem so harmful, and I havent the first clue as to what kind of spray I could buy to fight of these sick little things, so any advice or help would be MUCH appreciated!!!