The photo below and above show a pretty significant infestation of soft scale on a mango tree in Collier County.
Scales are stationary, shell-like insects that can damage trees by feeding on the sap in branches, leaves and fruit and release ... READ MORE
Scales are small, stationary, shell-like insects on leaf, stems or fruit surfaces. They are flat or pear-shaped, white or grey. There are several kinds of scales that can be found on the upper or under surface of leaves. The female scale lays ... READ MORE
We have seen a little winter for the first time in several years, but don’t fret spring is almost here! As the weather warms up, pests that were basically hibernating in the egg or pupal stage will emerge as adults from their overwintering ... READ MORE
In our state, you see many insects on ornamental plants including those known as scales. Scales are a diverse group in Florida, with over 180 species. Many of these do very little damage to plants but some are quite destructive, once of which ... READ MORE
A: In some instances it is better to remove insect and disease infested plants rather than chemically treat them. Although the salvia will probably return in the spring it is too easy for the insects to get started on one plant and move on the ... READ MORE
Q: I have holly bushes all around my house and they are all doing fine except in one area the holly is covered with a black, flaky coating on the leaves and stems. The area where the plants are doing badly is very wet and doesn’t get as much ... READ MORE
The Satsuma Tangerine, Citrus unshiu, is currently the major citrus of economic importance for fruit production in North Florida. Now is the time to act to prevent infestations of Cottony Cushion Scale (Icerya purchasi) since the weather is ... READ MORE