TAG: scale insects

How much do you know about scale insects?

April 8, 2018By

Scale insects are common landscape pests, but many people don’t see them until it’s too late, which comes when scales drain their host plant of energy, and they begin dropping leaves or dying. It’s important to understand how to find scale insect infestations and some tactics to stymie them. Source: Steve Frank, associate professor and extension specialist at North Carolina... read more

How to recognize and manage scale insects

July 14, 2017By
Photos: SD Frank

First, distinguish between armored and soft scale. Some insect pests are easy to find. Tent caterpillars and webworms build big silk nests you can see a mile away. Japanese beetles are big, shiny and cling to trees by the thousands. Other pests, though, are hard to see. Scale insects are common landscape pests, but many people don’t see them until... read more

Up to scale

August 15, 2013By

How to determine the most effective methods for treating scale insects. Green Industry professionals facing down scale insects have a variety of treatment options on their hands, but knowing which one to choose for which species can be tricky. In May Joe Boggs, assistant professor at The Ohio State University Extension, and Rex Bastian, regional technical advisor for The Care... read more