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Pest - scale or something else?

This is a discussion on Pest - scale or something else? within the The Jungle forums, part of the Land Plants category; I got Cleisostoma sp. from India recently. Beautiful young plant with some flower spikes....and some ...

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    Default Pest - scale or something else?

    I got Cleisostoma sp. from India recently. Beautiful young plant with some flower spikes....and some pests too
    So, what do you think this is it - some scale insect or mealy bugs. Or maybe something else?
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    Those are scale alright.

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    Yes, scale. Sorry Branka.

    cheers,
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    So, they are scale again...I know how to fight against them, therefore a declaration of war

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    May victory be yours!!!



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    you might want to get rid of those if they came on the plant...that particular sp. of scale may not be present in slovenia, so may pose a massive biological hazard to the local ecosystem.
    Good luck! oh and any herbicides are near useless against scale as they do not penetrate the hard shells. I find squishing them by rolling a toothpick up and down affected parts, or using a paintbrush and methsand just brushing them

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    Tnx for your answers, Kathi tnx to you for your good wishes.
    I had the vermin already and I removed them successfully with Confidor, systemic insecticide. And as you said Jordan, toothpick and paintbrust are very useful in this case too.

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