Take control of scale insects on your plants.
Scale insects, otherwise known as mealybugs, feed on plants and can be difficult to control without the right expertise. In many cases, scale insects are so small that they blend into the bark of woody plants, making them even more difficult to see.
Generally speaking, scale insects are parasites. Some species of this bug can kill off their host plant after taking hold and feeding on it. But for most species of scale insects, they will slowly feed on and kill the plant over the course of several years. Unless you know that scale insects are the problem, you may just assume that your plant is not taking to your watering or fertilization efforts.
Scale insects can also live on the branches of your trees and plants even long after they are dead. In fact, if you have a scale insect infestation in your yard, it’s not unlikely that over 75 percent of the bugs will be dead but still stuck to the shrub or tree.
If you are worried about a scale insect infestation in your yard in Collingwood, Ontario, we can help. At WillowStone, we are familiar with the many types of bugs and insects that affect plants and trees in this area of the world and particular climate. We can recommend solutions for eliminating the presence of scale bugs without killing off their natural enemies.
Our goal is to exceed your expectations with our quality insect control measures and reliable advice. To find out more about taking care of scale insects on your plants, get in touch with us today.
At WillowStone, we provide services to address problems with scale insects for residents of Collingwood, The Blue Mountains, Wasaga Beach, Meaford, Mulmur, Owen Sound, Thornbury, and Bruce Peninsula, Ontario.