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 A To Z Entry For Bonsai Scale insect (Pests and Diseases)


Scale insect

 Scale insect - (Pests and Diseases)

  
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bonsai_scale_insect_01.jpg image SCALE INSECT -

These are a group of tiny sap-sucking insects which look like hard white, yellow, red or brown blisters on LEAVES and stems.

They attach themselves via a fluffy, sticky white mass. Removal using a cotton bud soaked in methylated spirits is effective for small infestations but for larger quantities application of a SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDE is the best solution.


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