Scale insects

Learn how to protect your plants from scale insects with these effective methods. Take action now to keep your plants healthy and thriving.
Scale insects belong to the order Hemiptera, placed in the superfamily Coccoidea under the Class Insecta. They have a significantly variable appearance and reproduction methods. Scale insects resemble herbivores in feeding patterns and pierce plant tissue with their mouthparts. Primarily, they feed on the sap and remain stick to the location. Outdoor, Gardening, Fruit, Bugs And Insects, Pests, Plant Pests, Pesticide, Herbivores, Herbivore

Scale insects belong to the order Hemiptera, placed in the superfamily Coccoidea under the Class Insecta. They have a significantly variable appearance and reproduction methods. Scale insects resemble herbivores in feeding patterns and pierce plant tissue with their mouthparts. Primarily, they feed on the sap and remain stick to the location.

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Trish Tressel
Mealybugs commonly leave a white cottony residue on plant leave.  Mealybugs look like small, flat oval white spots on plant leaves. They are look fuzzy or powdery.  At maturity, a mealybug will insert a sucking mouth into the flesh of  the plant.  They multiply quickly & may overwhelm the plant.  Apply Neem Oil.  Scrape away any white residue & spots on plant leaves.  Use a solution of 1 part alcohol to 3 parts water w/  dish soap mixed in, wash down the entire plant. Shaded Garden, Nail Swag, Madison Square Garden, Cactus, Pests, Insect Pest, Organic Insecticide, Plant Pests, Pest Control

Insect pests in the garden can be a nightmare, especially when they're seeking out your plants as an appetizer or breeding ground. The following articles provide information on some of the most common of these problematic insects and what you can do to both prevent and rid them of your garden plots. Read on to learn more.

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Kathy Shawhan