How do You Get Rid of Scale on Plants?

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To remove just a few scales from your plants, simply scrape them off with your fingernail. If you have too many, use the biological control of Metaphycus helvolus that you can purchase at your nursery.
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1. Spray the stems or undersides of leaves with an insecticide containing carbaryl or malathion in the spring. During this time scale insects have not developed their waxy shells
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When dealing with gnats on your plants it is easy to get rid of the adults but not so easy to get rid of the one in the dirt. Adult can be killed with a bowl of red cooking wine.
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An effective method of eradicating scale is to thoroughly spray the plant with a solution of 1 part rubbing alcohol, 5-8 parts water, and a squirt of dish soap. Thoroughness is key.
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1. Place sticky traps on top of the soil of the plant. Sticky trips are basically flat pieces of material that are covered with an adhesive that contains pheromones, which attract
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1. Dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol. Swab the leaves and branches of your houseplant with the wet cotton ball if you have a minor scale infestation. This may ...
1. Dip a cotton ball in rubbing alcohol. Swab the leaves and branches of your houseplant with the wet cotton ball if you have a minor scale infestation. This may ...
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