Can someone help identify this pest?

noahstroteyNovember 24, 2012

Hey everybody,

I would be extremely grateful if someone could tell me what this is and what I have to do to get rid of it! This is a cat palm. Thanks!

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miketropic

looks like scale to me. I use a spray from a local greenhouse but its controlled. IDK what kind of sprays are out there for the home gardeneer. once there all dead I scratch em off with my finger. there is acually a bug under those pods that sucks the life out of the leaves.

    Bookmark   November 24, 2012 at 2:33PM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

Definitely something that's not good for your palm. I have found that a horticulture oil like Veems will work for scale and other mealy bugs. The oil will kill the eggs too. I haven't lost any plants since I started using it over insecticidal soaps. Make sure you scrub those things off the fronds too.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 9:46AM
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orchiddude(+7b ALabama)

Its scale. There are a number of pesticides you can use. I use orthene WP when I get them on my orchids. Works great. There are others out there too that work good. My check with your co-op.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 11:50AM
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chadec(N.C.7b)

This is something I used on my sabal palm last year

    Bookmark   November 25, 2012 at 11:56AM
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