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What does Scale Insect look like?

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#1 Aidan

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Posted 19 October 2008 - 04:34 PM

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Scale Insect attached to a Sarracenia leaf.

Easily overlooked, Scale are sap-sucking insects similar to aphids, except that they come with armour plating! Adults are sedentary but nymphs are mobile and left unchecked, scale may quickly spread throughout an entire collection of plants. There are over twenty-five pest species in the UK alone. Scales vary in size from 1-10mm and heavy infestations may retard growth. Outbreaks of sooty mould may be indicative of Scale Insect as some species excrete honeydew on which the mould likes to grow.

Treat with a systemic insectide containing imidacloprid or thiacloprid such as Provado.



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Posted 20 October 2008 - 12:55 PM

I see these quite often when I pop down to my parents house. I tend to scrape off the little blighters as it's not a big problem and I never see much harm done but knowing what they are again (as this is a nice little reminder for me), I'll give them a blast of the good stuff :)

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Posted 16 April 2012 - 09:16 PM

I found some on my plants this winter and used scissors to remove them!!! Was almost like looking at something from outer space, they are gone now I hope...

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Posted 18 April 2012 - 06:00 PM

Here too, as with the aphids (greenfly), you should use a systemic insecticide to get rid of these pests. Their babies may still be sucking away..

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

If it is just a couple, rubbing alcohol and a cotton swab are good.

#6 Daniel Ody

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Posted 16 May 2012 - 10:50 PM

good news is they have all gone :) obviously scissors worked on killing the blighters off ;)





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