Magnolia scale

Asked July 1, 2019, 1:22 PM EDT

I have a Tulip Magnolia with a heavy infestation of Magnolia Scale. It's raining down honeydew which coats the plantings below and causes sooty mold. It also attracts flies and yellow jackets. I usually live and let live in regards to pests in the yard but Magnolia scale can cause serious damage to this lovely tree. Will you please recommend a method to control the scale. TIA. Susan

Eaton County Michigan magnolia scale

1 Response

Here is an article from 2015 which talks about the lifecycle and controls.