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Scale and mealies

This is a discussion on Scale and mealies within the Orchid Ailments / The Compost Pile forums, part of the Orchid Culture category; Nope, not on mine. I went to an unnamed mass market home store yesterday. There ...

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    Nope, not on mine. I went to an unnamed mass market home store yesterday. There was a GREAT selection of catts, minicatts (only $10), paphs of all colors, a crazy selection. I inspected each and every one. Sadly , they were all covered in scale and mealies . I told the cashier he really needed to isolate them. He called over the dept manager so I could tell him. When I told him, he casually said "Ya, I know. Were gunna spray 'em" I told him they *really* needed to be off the selling floor, because they can destroy a persons collection if they unknowingly don't see the bugs. I also let him know it is too bad because I probably would have boughten a few. I don't think they are going to really spray them, and I don't think the manager liked my $.02 either. Is this the season for them? Or did the grower have humidity issues?

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    Might be both, but 'tis definitely the season. We have to do more spraying now than at any other time of year, as hot and humimd as it is. No way to keep the critters off the plants, otherwise.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lja
    Might be both, but 'tis definitely the season. We have to do more spraying now than at any other time of year, as hot and humimd as it is. No way to keep the critters off the plants, otherwise.
    I hear you, I just couldn't believe how lax this guy was. I know it is the season, I've seen the little cotton guys in my trees . I was just in disbelief that knowing they were there, they didn't spray them first, before putting them out next to about 500 healthy plants.

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