Insect Pest Control
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Insects

Anonymous added on October 2, 2012 | Answered

I've got these small black hard shell bugs on my plants, very similar looking to the ladybug. Can you tell me what they are?

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Nikki
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Answered on October 2, 2012

If they have a hard outer shell, it could actually be scale bugs. Here is an article that you may find helpful: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

Neem oil is an effective treatment for these pests: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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