Scale on Mountain Laurel

Asked November 17, 2015, 10:31 AM EST

Scale infestation on mountain laurel adjacent to corner of brick house. Area is partial shade, laurel is about 40 years old. During the spring, I sprayed dormant oil spray, on main and other branches. Please advise on treatment..

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1 Response

Have you tried flipping or scraping some of these covers to see if they are moist or gooey underneath (live)?
You could use a stiff brush to remove some of the live ones if found and reapply dormant rate of oil.
Any time now would be appropriate to use a dormant oil again (follow label instructions). Be sure to get complete coverage of wood.

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