Magnolia Scale "crawlers"

Asked July 24, 2018, 11:49 AM EDT

Hi, we live in Minnetonka with a tree that was diagnosed with magnolia scale. Have the "crawlers" in our area emerged yet? I want to be on top of the treating this tree and I am not sure what to look for. Thank you!

Hennepin County Minnesota

1 Response

Usually they don’t emerge until late August. You will need to check weekly. See the website for how to do this. https://extension.umn.edu/yard-and-garden-insects/scale-insects-minnesota-trees-and-shrubs. Also see: https://extension.umn.edu/yard-and-garden-insects/scale-insects-minnesota-trees-and-shrubs