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#81293 Jul 2nd, 2007 at 06:57 PM
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What will stop scale in its tracks?
I have a few spots on a mini eucalypt I'm raising from seed, and a few spots on my peppermint.

DeborahL #82082 Jul 4th, 2007 at 10:51 AM
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Looked up in my natural gardening book. It says that scale looks like crust is actually the larvae of scale insects. To fix this is says to mix one cup of vegetable oil and one tablespoon of Murphy's Oil Soap with two cups of water and shake good. Put in a hand held sprayer and spray from top to bottom shaking bottle from time to time to keep the oil mixed. It also says to repeat the process in seven days and the scale babies will never wake up. Hope this helps. CJ

casjolley #82149 Jul 4th, 2007 at 01:41 PM
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Thank you !

DeborahL #84539 Jul 8th, 2007 at 07:07 AM
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add a little alcohol, it will dry out the bugs once the shell is penetrated.

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I heard if the problem is few, you can dip a q-tip into rubbing alchol and touch each individual insect


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kennyso #84747 Jul 8th, 2007 at 11:15 AM
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Thanks, all, but guess what I had to do-I threw the plant out. I felt that I couldn't risk the rest of my beautiful container garden.

kennyso #84751 Jul 8th, 2007 at 11:16 AM
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kenny, you can, i have. but you have to rub them, not just touch them.


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