OK garden gurus, what do I do for a scale infestation on my small lemon tree
please? It's the later end of summer here now and I'd like to get rid of
this infestation before winter arrives if that's at all possible.
Yep. Not that I've ever used it. it seemed to enjoy a lot of popularity a
few years ago but I've not heard it mentioned a lot in more recent years.
IIRC, it was more popular with those who gardened in the sub-tropical and
tropical areas of Oz.
Thanks Derald. You're right of course about importing biological controls -
it's not something I'd even consider doing even if I could given that I live
on a farm. There are too many things that could come in with them that
aren't here now and which I'd never like to see arrive on our shores.
I see that Madison is said to be a 'broad spectrum organophosphus
I try to avoid anything of that sort of decription, but won't say that I
have never used such things. As far as I'm concerned such things are last
resorts but if they work when all else fails, I'll consider their use.
the other method that involves some patience
is the direct scrubbing application with a
cotton swab. i used to have cacti/succulents
that would need spot checking to keep the
buggers from setting up shop. patience is
always a good feature when working with
cacti as they don't reward awkward sudden
moves very often with anything other than
a sharp spine in the ...
does the borax and corn meal trick work for
Borax (sodium tetraborate) and sugar is a very old ant poison. Any kind of
somewhat soluble borax compound will do as it is the boron that is the
poison, borax is a form that is cheap and readily available. Mix it to a
paste with sugar and a little water and spread a little where the ants go,
renew as required.
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