What kind of eggs?

avalleySeptember 15, 2013

It is mid September and my shrub is dying. It has these small white "eggs" all over it. Can you tell me what they are and what to do. Thank you

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

based on this pic.. your plant is not dying... it has vibrant lush new growth ....

besides the alleged eggs.. of which i cant focus on ... what other symptoms does it have..

a pic of the whole will help ...

what is the plant.. and if euonymus.. compare scale..


    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 10:39AM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I don't think those are eggs. Those look exactly like euonymus scale crawlers and NOW is the time to treat them. Do it before your window of opportunity closes.

That's my best guess, anyway.

Here is a link that might be useful: Euonymus Scale

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 12:08PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Deleted duplicate.

This post was edited by MulchMama on Sun, Sep 15, 13 at 15:00

    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 12:09PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
ken_adrian Adrian MI cold Z5

if scale.. i would do one of two things..

get rid of the plant.. as this pest is endemic tot eh whole family of plants.. [got rid of all 10 of mine due to scale.. it wasnt worth the cost of remedy #2]

but if you insist.. i would use bayer tree and shrub.. hard core.. heavy duty.. .systemic..

you will kill them all.. and be pest free for years thereafter ...

i have never succeeded with all the organic oils sprays .. as i could never perfect the timing issues... since its usually a 40 hour window.. once a year .... and you better be a wizard with your sprayer.. because you have to hit every single one.. and suffocate it with the oil.. so miss one.. and you will be back at it in a year or so ....


    Bookmark   September 15, 2013 at 8:30PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

I lost a large (over 6 foot) euonymus to scale this summer.

I know you need to get it early...ken's Bayer advice sounds very good.

Otherwise the plant needs to be removed and burned or sent to the dump.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 12:49PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

It does look like a pretty heavy infestation as well. You can whack that shrub back and get rid of a major part of the infestation. It will grow back. I would treat it with hort oil. I have treated a very major outbreak of euonymus scale on a creeping variety, by that regime and they never came back. I prefer the suffocants like hort oil, rather than a systemic like imidicloprid. You don't need to catch scale in the crawler stage for suffocants like you do with contact poisons. It's effective in ALL stages of the life cycle from eggs to mature adults.

    Bookmark   September 16, 2013 at 8:26PM
Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo

Thank you for all the advice.

    Bookmark   September 21, 2013 at 9:11AM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Seedlings being cut by pest
My precious seedlings are being decapitated by an unknown...
Miscoscopic silver insect
Hi, I need help for an identification. I found them...
Acacia invaded by Caterpillars!
My wife and I don't know what to do. We have a small...
Pepper problem
I am a doctor and gardening beginner, trying my luck...
yellow raised spots/bumps on tomatillo leaves
Hi guys, I've got some tomatillo plants that are developing...
Sponsored Products
Entourage Three-Light Pendant in Bourbon Finish with Golden Mist Highlights and
Tortoise Pendant No. 868 by Quorum International
$54.50 | Lumens
Wescott Face Cloth - ST TROPEZ BLUE (WASH CLOTH)
$7.90 | Horchow
Madsen Corner Chair - Key Largo Grape Purple
Joybird Furniture
Justice Design Group WGL-8924 - Modular 4 Light Bath Bar - Cylinder with Flat Ri
$398.00 | Hayneedle
Bedside Lamps: 1-Light 19 in. Fanciful Finial Lamp 684-32811
$74.00 | Home Depot
Modern Crystal Pendant Lighting with White Threaded Drum Shade
4.25-inch Egg/ Dart Crown Molding
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™