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Pest name: Scale

Symptoms

A scale is an insect. There are many types and they belong to the aphid family. The scale is usually the females of the insect. The males fly around and 'visit' these females. The scale insects are difficult to kill, because of the protecting layer, the act

Remedy

In order to get rid of these pests, spray with a systemic pesticide. This chemical will get to the scale insect through the sap of the leaves on which the insect feeds (sucks). Or spray with insecticidal soaps or - oils. These materials will suffocate the

Prevention

Not really possible, but keeping the palms well fertilized and watered will help. Spray as soon as first scales are seen