O.E. Parasite and Milkweed

Question: I would like to know how can I disinfect my milkweed from the O.E. parasite?

Response:  I haven’t gone way deep into research on this, but in the couple of reputable sites (i.e., .org – not some blog or hack site) I just looked at, I haven’t seen anything about the possibility of “disinfecting” plants. The primary two things I have seen in all articles I read that people can actually do to fight the parasite are 1) do not plant tropical milkweed (Asclepias curassavica) and 2) do not rear wild monarchs, just let them do their thing outdoors.

Do we sell tropical milkweed? If so, I could see this being a concern for someone, fearing there could be a transmission of the parasite between it and other milkweed species we offer.

Some Resources: https://www.monarchscience.org/single-post/monarchs-have-a-growing-parasite-problem-and-it-s-not-from-natural-causes (this is a good article about the issue but does include any kind of management recommendations)

Monarch Joint VentureMonarch Joint Venture https://monarchjointventure.org/faq/monarch-disease   

The Monarch Joint Venture site specifically says they do not recommend bleaching plants

What is OE? | monarch Learn about the parasite OE (Ophryocystis elektroscirrha) and its impact on monarch butterfly populations.