Juniper scale are sap sucking insect that attack a wide range of conifers.
Identify the problem
Adult Juniper scale insects look like tiny fried eggs stuck to the undersides of the needles/leaves of a variety of conifer trees. In sufficient numbers they will cause the tree to yellow, wilt and parts to brown off and die.
To Get Rid of Scale Insects:
- Scale insects can be difficult to get rid of but spraying with PLANThealth Spectrum and/or Organic Insect Control followed by Organic Super Spraying Oil is most effective, killing scale through suffocation. However, do not spray in the middle of the day or in strong sunlight or high temperature as this can cause burning of the plant. It is best to apply to the crawling and young stages of scale insect.
- Once control has been achieved PLANThealth Spectrum is a good option for prevention and control of scale and the mould that often accompanies them. They can also be applied before (at least one day) application of Organic Super Spraying Oil.
Houseplants such as Bonsai
Control Ants and the Sap Sucking Insects they 'Farm' in Trees, Shrubs and Ornamantals
- Apply LawnPro Protect on the the soil around the roots of affected plants. This kills and prevents ants moving up the plants, and is systemic and taken up by the roots of the plant to control the sap sucking scale and other insects directly.