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where do scales come from?

Zone Central North Carolina | katrina1948 added on February 26, 2012 | Answered

Where do scales come from? I have some that I cannot get rid of. I have tried everything suggested and can't get rid of them.

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Nikki
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Answered on February 27, 2012

Scale will attack any plant, but they are more attracted to plants that are weakened. I would check the plant to see if it might be under stress from something (under-watering, lack of nutrients, etc.) and correct this while also treating the scale infestation. We recommend treating with neem oil, as it is very effective against these pests. Here is more information that may help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/scale-bug-how-to-control-plant-scale.htm
https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/pests/pesticides/neem-oil-uses.htm

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