Category Archives: Scale Insects

Spring Gardening Activities

Insects –  As our temperature gets warmer, you should begin noticing a number of insect pests, including Chilly Thrips, which attack new growth, including flowers and leaves, especially on roses and gardenias.  While most insecticides are ineffective on this pest, … Continue reading

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Holiday Plants

Holiday plants, which include poinsettias, Christmas Cactus, Kalanchoe, Cyclamen, and spring bulbs, such as tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocus and amaryllis (which have been forced to bloom now), and others, are great to receive or give to someone. However, how many … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Summer Gardening

In my last posting, I discussed primarily how to cope with hot, humid weather as part of my suggested summer gardening tasks. I’d like to conclude this topic by discussing a few other suggestions: 1. Flowering Plants – As flowers … Continue reading

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Crape Myrtle Bark Scale

As if we don’t already have enough pest problems to be concerned about, Texas A&M University researchers have identified a new one – Crape Myrtle Bark Scale. First noticed in Texas in 2004, it has since been identified in Arkansas, … Continue reading

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Pest control suggestions for grasshoppers, scale, spider mites, and aphids.

To begin with, I wish to apologize for the delays in posting new blogs. Since my last posting I have been extremely busy, especially with Master Gardener work, which has included bi-weekly talks at DeBary Hall, (call 386-668-3840 to learn … Continue reading

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Scale Insects

  The longer I live in Florida, the more I’ve become aware of the growing problem of scale insects.  Would you believe that there are more than 7,500 species of these parasites, and most homeowners don’t even know they exist … Continue reading

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Sago Palm Scale (aka Aulacaspis Scale)

For those of you who may have sago palms planted in your landscape, have you checked them lately for this dreaded pest, which if left alone, will kill you plant?  These plants need to be inspected regularly, especially now that … Continue reading

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