Is systemic insecticide right for scale infestation on house plants and if so what should I use?
I tried a systemic insecticide on my scale-infested ficus a few weeks ago, but so far no luck. The same insecticide worked wonders on our huge outdoor tree that was infested with whiteflies, but maybe it doesn't work on scale. The label says it does though - I think it's the Bayer brand from Home Depot.
Systemic generally is not the best idea for scale infestations. An application of a dormant oil is recommend either in the fall, or in the early spring before the tree begins to bud. A systemic is best for root feeding, and burrowing insects
Any insecticide containing permethrin or any of its derivatives should help. However, you may need a "spreader sticker" to help any spray you use to stick to them. If you mix up an insecticide spray, adding some dish detergent should help. These bugs are thick and leathery and it is hard for insecticides to get to them.
Blueberry growers located in areas where blueberry maggot has been detected should be aware that there is a greater risk of infestation in your plantings. Regular monitoring of blueberry maggot emergence should be made with yellow baited stick traps. Insect pests in the usa are blueberry gall midge, blueberry maggot fly, and thrips * Application of insecticides to prevent infestation of blueberry maggot is advised, * To control the blueberry maggot apply a spray that…
DDT (Dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane) was first synthesized in 1874, but it's insecticide properties weren't discovered until 1939. After finding that DDT was harmful to animals and humans, it was outlawed for most uses in the U.S. in 1972. Subsequently, it was banned for agricultural use worldwide in the Stockholm Convention. So, the short answer is, there should not be *any* DDT present on plants.
The leaves on our tree outside gets black all over them and everything under it including the deck turns black what is wrong with the tree?
Not knowing the type of tree or your area of the country, it's hard to be specific. It sounds like a type of mildew that grows prolifically in the presence of aphids and thrives on the "honeydew" (the waste excretions) of large infestations. Imidicloprid (a systemic insecticide) should help, but the tree should be diagnosed in person first. Always follow the label instructions.
it was recommended to me to put some washing up liquid in the water I use for watering the plants with thrips and should kill them so far they have gone if they come back just repeat the process See the web link to the left for information on how to treat the corms so the infestation is not carried into the following season. It describes various treatments involving temperature, fumigation, napthalene, and dipping and…
Why after a tomato plant was sprayed with insecticide everyday to kill worms after the worms were killed plants looked healthier but yield of tomatoes fell smaller?
Insecticides usually kill every bug, including the beneficial ones your plant needs, like bees. Spraying insecticide also wets the plant. The tomato plant's flowers needs to be dry in order to function properly. Using insecticides, including organically-based ones, should always be used as a last resort.
If your animal has a flea infestation and you don't treat it with any of the many available products for this, or don't take it to the vet for treatment, then yes, you can(and should) be charged with animal neglect. A severe flea infestation can cause serious, and even fatal, complications for animals, and therefore, needs to be treated immediately.
Which one of the following should be the LEASE important characteristic of a plant when selecting plants for a landscape?
The least important characteristic, sadly, just may be the visual appeal of a plant. Although it's important you like the plant, it's vital that plants are chosen to match the planting zone, soil, light, and moisture traits of the existing landscape. Otherwise, plants may fail, be more susceptible to disease or infestation or never reach their full potential.
Grow hibiscus recently your plants have white insects on the shoots they slowly destroy the shoots and the stem dries up what should you do Need help?
You may have mealybugs. These soft-bodied insects produce wax and spin it over their bodies, the result is these bugs look like small pieces of cotton stuck to the plant. They damage plants by sucking the juice from the cells. Hibiscus are susceptible to infestations of mealybugs. What you do about it depends on where the plants are, inside in containers or planted outside in the landscape and what kind of mealybugs are damaging the…
If it was a serious infestation, when you leave that hotel you need to take appropriate measures to try to avoid bringing any live bedbugs or bedbug eggs home with you. Otherwise you could bring the hotel's bedbug problem with you into your home. You could spray the inside of all your luggage with a powerful insecticide as well as all clothes you had with you in the hotel. A better idea could be when…
Distinguish between a systematic error and a random error in the measurement of a physical quantity?
Random measurement errors of the same physical quantity if small, should over time cancel, while systemic measurement errors will not. Reading an instrument may produce random errors. If the same person reads it, there is a chance of systemic errors, so having separate individuals make independent readings is one way of reducing systemic error. Errors in calibration of equipment produces systemic errors. Sometime minor flucuations in environment causes highly sensitive equipment to generate random errors…
Unless they are a particularly dangerous bee, why get rid of them? They do no harm but do do a lot of good and left unmolested they are extremely unlikely to sting. If they did sting, a single sting is hardly painful to most adults. If you must get rid of them, there are special insecticide powders that can be placed in the entrance to the nest although a standard garden puffer pack insecticide, such…
Use one of the proprietory lotions and leave on overnight. Shampoo with insecticide shampoo next morning. Put lots of conditioner on the hair then comb through with a finetooth comb, paying particular attention near the roots and at the hairline; this is where eggs cluster. Reshampoo with insecticide 3 days later, and comb with finetooth comb again. Then you should be free.