Lucia Santos
Lucia Santos
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Asked on Jun 16, 2019

How to get rid of scale in plants?

VimarhonorJohnavallance82Lynn Sorrell

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3 answers
  • Lynn Sorrell
    on Jun 16, 2019

    cotton swabs soaked in rubbing alcohol and rub off each bug put in container with rubbing alcohol to kill.

  • Johnavallance82
    on Jun 16, 2019

    Hello Lucia,

    Use a cotton bud dipped in nail varnish remover and dab on the scales!

  • Vimarhonor
    on Jun 19, 2019

    If its scale you may want to treat the critters they re a serious pest.


    https://www.pubs.ext.vt.edu/content/dam/pubs_ext_vt_edu/2808/2808-1012/2808-1012_pdf.pdf



    Please also remember to utilize your local cooperative extension office for any gardening, garden pest ID and weed Id and remediation problems. These offices are manned by volunteer master gardeners on site there waiting to answer the communities questions that know your local situation quite well.

    Master gardeners are required to volunteer back designated hours ( plus continuing education) each year to maintain MG certification -this community outreach and education is their goal. If the MG cant answer your question on the spot—-they often send out specimens to the local universities my office utilizes Virginia Tech for plant, insect, or disease identification.


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