Insects killing in Ficus tree

Charles S Buer buer at WPI.EDU
Tue Feb 18 12:24:03 EST 1997


Sounds like scale insects to me.  Insecticidal soap, 10% isopropyl alcohol
plus commercial soap, or green oil spray should all work in controlling
the pests.  Two or three applications, 7-10 days apart should be used.=20

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Charles S. Buer                         |E-mail:  buer at wpi.edu
Biology/Biotechnology Dept.             |Phone:   (508) 831-5052
Worcester Polytechnic Institute         |FAX:     (508) 831-5936
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On Tue, 18 Feb 1997 emailaddress at bottomofpage.net wrote:

> We have a ficus tree (I *think* it's a ficus tree - its leaves are about =
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> wide by 3" long) in the house, it's about 6'6" high and we've had it for =
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> a year.
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> Some branches are dying off and along those branches there's little (1/16=
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> 1/8 inch) hemispherical brown things stuck to the branches.  I can't see =
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> insects on the tree but I assume that it's being killed by an infestation=
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> Does anyone know what it is and what I should do?
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> Any advice gratefully received.
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> Tony Brower      =09        =09tonyb at interport.net
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