Scale on kaffir

Asked January 29, 2018, 3:48 PM EST

I have a potted kaffir lime that gets scale very badly each year. It sounds the winters indoors and summers outside. Wondering what I can do to mitigate and treat the scale?

Polk County Oregon scale

1 Response

Thank you for your question about your lime tree’s problem. Scale is a common insect on citrus trees, so much so that commercial growers often havecto replace entire groves! But a single tree isn’t such a challenge, although it is a nuisance. Here is an article with several suggestions about control that should provide some ideas: http://homeguides.sfgate.com/treatment-scale-citrus-tree-22388.html I hope you find it helpful. Good luck!