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HELP! Had mealies now scale

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    I am getting frustrated with BUGS! I just cleaned out infestation of mealy bugs now I got scale. What is a mother to do? I don't understand what I'm doing wrong.

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    you are the "luckygrower" aren't you. One infected plant will cause scale to spread to the others close by. I find if I have a scale problems it comes from Cattleyas. They seem to be scale magnets. They hide under the papery sheaths just waiting to multiply.

    Good luck with getting rid of them

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    Take no prisoners. Once that scale gets a foothold, it is very hard to get rid of it. Spray and take a toothbrush and clean off any that you can see. Remove dead plant material. Be sure to spray the bottoms of the leaves as well as the tops.

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    I would go to a box store and get a bottle of Bayers it is a systemic says it works for 30 days. I don't believe that. I use it weekly for 3 weeks . If your collection is large then the Bayer Tree and Shrub concentrate a Tbs. to a gallon of water, weekly for 3 weeks . If you grow in the house and have kids or pets that might taste the plants then one of the other methods might work Neem or Safers or ?. But miss one egg and they are back why I like the Systemics . Take no prisioners ..

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    Thanks everyone. I think I'll try the systemic, that way I can use it on all the plants even if they are not infected.
    I HATE BUGS that eat my orchids

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    That makes 2 of us . Hope all goes well getting rid of them .. Gin

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    so if you use systemic do you still have to brush them off with a toothbrush or are they
    just gonna fall off and die?

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    I agree with systemic pesticides... But PLEASE do the safety steps... Most of these systemic insecticides are VERY dangerous... Brushing is needed because scales give shelter to their eggs with their own dead body... AND the new crawlers can just get anywhere with a small breeze...
    Good Luck...

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