Monday, June 14, 2021

How to Kill Bark Scale (from China) on Crape Myrtles

There are countless examples of pest plants and insects and other animals that have been brought to this country from China - all via shipping of goods in containers.  When taken out of their natural habitat, with natural predators, it can be devastating.  A good question was asked by a friend - what have we shipped to them that has decimated some plant or crop of theirs?

"Bark scale originates from China and was brought to the U.S. in 2010. A&M has identified this pest as Eriococcus lagerstroemiae, and suspects that it was brought into the U.S. on a crape myrtle plant."

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