Succulent Plant Site | Succulent Plant Pests | Scale Insect
Scale Insect Description and Control
||Scale Insect, Red Scale
||1mm-2mm in diameter.
||Ants, animals humans and they can crawl from one plant to another
Scale Insect Description:
Red Scale is 1-2mm indiameter and oval in shape, they are reddish-brown in colour and one can easily detect them on plants. Red scale is not fussy when it comes to attacking a plant, they will ttack all parts of a plant, from the leaves to the stems.
Signs of Scale Insect Infestation:
Red Scale is easily detected.
Damage Done by Scale Insect:
Red scale has saliva that is toxic to the plant. The plant will drop it's leaves prematurely and with severe infestations branches may die back.
Control of Scale Insect:
- Apply a light mineral oil