[NAFEX] scale on Myers Lemon

philip sauber mrtejas at lycos.com
Fri Sep 12 21:10:00 EDT 2003

Spray with dormant oil.  This will get rid of them.

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DATE: Fri, 12 Sep 2003 17:27:47
From: list at ginda.us
To: NAFEX <nafex at lists.ibiblio.org>

>I have a myers lemon that lives in a pot through the winter, and in the 
>ground when it's not too cold - it will probably come inside in about a 
>I noticed that it seems to have picked up some scale this summer.  I 
>haven't had scale on this plant before, but my experience with other 
>houseplants is that it gets much worse when a plant goes indoors.  Any 
>suggestions of how to combat the scale?  It is obviously a plant we eat 
>from, but it doesn't currently have any fruit on it (the two that were 
>growing fell prematurely, possibly because of the scales living near 
>the fruit stems.)
>There aren't many scales on it right now, but I've tried picking them 
>off manually in the past without much luck.  The young insects are 
>transparent, and have a bad habit of hanging out in crevices and other 
>hard-to-see places.  I did end an infestation of something that looked 
>like wooly algelid on this plant by removing every bug by hand over a 
>two week period - I went over it leaf by leaf three or four times.  
>(It's not very big.)  But I don't know if that will be good enough for 
>Ginda Fisher
>zone 6, eastern MA
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