if you have not already re-potted this phal, it is a good idea to do so. With mealy bugs, you do not want to leave any survivors. They are really hard to control once they get a foothold, so don't allow them to do so.
Avoid the cig butts thing. That can only lead to bad things. Plus, who wants to see cig butts in their orchid pot. Treat with a sunoil or neem oil (insecticidal spray) once every seven days for three or four weeks. This should get rid of the little buggers. Those close up photos are spooky! There are so many of those guys inside that bloom. Glad you gave them a taste of the rubbing alcohol.
Good luck to you!