Holly Bushes

What are the hundreds of tiny white “eggs” on my Holly

Zone New Jersey | Ahjane39 added on May 31, 2014 | Answered

Just noticed the plant getting brown leaves and black stems but didn't see any insects. Also some on a tomato plant. Thank you. Dottie

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    Answered on May 31, 2014

    The most likely answer is that the eggs are actually scale of some kind. Scale are small insects that are covered with a shell, and fix themselves to the plant to suck its juice -- kind of like vampire oysters. You can spray them with neem oil or soap solution. This article has more information: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm
    Just be sure to use your spray at weekly intervals for four weeks.

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