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By Bazskeg

United Kingdom Gb

i aint got a photo but at first i thought it was an insect or something it looked like a small woodlouse then afeter picking at it i realised it was a scale beneath which wass a sticky cotton like substance. What is it !



If it was stuck to a plant stem...about 1mm in would be a scale insect. Look for a spray to control it. The scale insect will suck the sap from your plants and weaken them. If it is on a house plant, you can scratch them then wash them off.

26 May, 2010


Yep, scale is what it is - I think Provado have something that might treat for this, but if there aren't many, a cotton bud dipped in methylated spirits and applied to the scale insect should enable you to remove it more easily, and will kill it anyway.

27 May, 2010

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