scales - Knowledgebase Question

hamden, Co
Question by johncopela
March 7, 2010
how to get rid of

Answer from NGA
March 7, 2010


The answer depends upon the plant. Houseplant scales can be controlled by dabbing each one with a Q-Tip dipped in rubbing alcohol. Outdoor plants can be treated with horticultural oil which will suffocate the pests. But not all plants will tolerate a coating of horticultural oil so be sure to read the label. Plants it is safe to use on will be listed on the product label.

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