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English Name

Scale insects

Description

Scale insects are first apparent when plants become sticky. Swollen, protective, waxy brown discs appear. The female scale insects produce their young under them.

Harmful

Type

Repellent

Wipe off with cotton buds dipped in methylated spirits. Burn seriously infected plants.



Did you know?

The first potatoes were cultivated in Peru about 7,000 years ago.