Anyone try Bonide Insect Control - Scale?
I am losing the battle with scale on an old Odontoglossum which was given to me by an old-timer, years ago. It would have been trashed but, for sentimental reasons, would like one shot at saving it.
Went the oil root for almost a year. This plant is infested and has been treated repeatedly with alcohol, oil, every possible remedy. Decided to go the 'big-guns' route as a last resort.
I was in a small nursery and the above product was recommended for use indoor. It is a systemic containing the Bayer ingredient - Imidacloprid. I have had good luck with the Bayer systemic containing that chemical, outdoors. It should not be used indoors although I have used it that way in the past.
The woman at the nursery stressed that Bayer should 'absolutely not be used indoors'! She refused to let me buy it. Very odd...so I bought this product made by Bonide. Apparently Imidacloprid is in a smaller amount.
Anyone tried this on scale? It is labeled as use on houseplants and for use on sucking insects.