Scale insects: Weighing the options

Unlike more visible insects (for exam tent worms or Japanese beetles), scale insects can be difficult to see in landscape plants until it is too late. In an article from Landscape Management, techniques for identifying and managing these damaging pests while on a client’s property are outlined, followed by a discussing of treatment options. The first step is to understand what the signs of infestation look like. From there, distinguishing between armored and soft scale pests ensures that effective treatment options can be considered.

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