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Pine can be difficult to detect. small white spots are the draw.
Uh-oh, white spots
If it is fall or early spring in which I live, is always what I think is – pine needle scale. This is why it can be difficult to detect. When they are growing on the inner surface of a pair of pine needles, which are almost invisible.
A piece of white is the gift
Peel apart needles reveals the insect -. Small white spot with even smaller yellow dot at one end
scale pine needles
If you have detected them in time, I will find single or couples them in a limited number of needles. If I do not do anything about it, a few days could find me more.
Yuck! – More scales of pine needles
The reason why I’m not a fan – it can be difficult to control. Many of the weaker pesticides have trouble killing scale. They usually begin with the touch sensitive approaches and increasingly powerful attacks mount as necessary. My general approach is the same as it is for any scale:
What is most important to know about the treatment of scale? If possible, avoid getting it in the first place. How can once occur on reducing power and the number of infestations?
uncontrolled scale infestations can greatly weaken and even kill the bonsai. Be on the lookout for them!
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