Fig Tree

Scale on Fig Trees


Anonymous added on April 14, 2011 | Answered

What will kill scale on a fig tree about 3-4 feet tall. Is cooking oil effective and will it harm a tree?


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Nikki
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Answered on April 14, 2011

Cooking oil may work. It works by suffocating the scale bugs. I would recommend neem oil personally. It is very effective and safe for beneficial bugs as well as for humans and pets. Here is some information that may help:
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm

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