Scales on Plants

Scale insects have more than 1000 types in their family. A big part these looking dirty insects family is agricultural pest. Therefore as a plant lovers they are one of the our big enemies.

The one of biggest feature of these insects is playing its big role about spreading plant diseases. This means if you don’t provide against these insects in time, there is a high risk to lost your plants. Even if your plants have been placed at indoor.

We are talking about thousands of types of these insects that have names such as Coccidae, Psuedococcidae, Diaspididae, Margarodidae, Eriococcidae and we are quite sure about this that you have never heard one of these names before.

So our solution must be valid for all types but as a plant lovers our priority target is guarding the plants that we are growing in our living places.

The most common way to get rid of scales on plants

Of course there are a lot of different treatments to get rid of scales on plants. But one of the most useful method among these is cleaning the leaves via using a part of cotton with alcohol.

In this method, you need to be insistent to cleaning every details of the plant. Because these bugs love to hiding.

Another way to get rid of scales on plantsScales on plants

The another easiest solution is brushing the leaves using by a toothbrush. In addition this, you can spray some herbal medicine before starting to brushing. In this way the result that you’ll get, will be better.

Repeating is important. You need to repeat the process again and again, till your plant get more healthy looking. And the stage of application must be softly as possible as.

Scale insects are prone to spreading easily but thanks to the right protection ways, blocking them is not hard or impossible, even if they are already invaded your plant. But starting to combat before it’s too late is important.

Identification of scales

Description of Shelled Lice: There are two types of yellow and red. The red-shelled bit is Aonidiella aurantii and the yellow shelled bit A.citrina. The mature teeth of the mature teeth are circle shape and these two types are very similar. Shell color is red in A.aurantii, yellow in A.citrina. In addition, the shell is curved in A.aurantii and the other type is flat. The average diameter of the shell is 0.07 to 0.09 inch.

You can optain more informarmation about identification from ” House plant bugs identification with pictures “ page.

And there is a youtube video about scales on plants

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