Dactylopius coccus plague in juniperus

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Dactylopius coccus plague in juniperus

Post  capo_regime on Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:22 pm

Hello all!

One of my bonsai is infested with Dactylopius coccus, what product should i use? Is perfekthion (dimetoato) a good one??

thanx

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Re: Dactylopius coccus plague in juniperus

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:35 pm

According to the internet sources this scale is the source of red dye and feeds on Prickly Pear Cactus. I think a soap solution might work since it is a soft bodied scale, but based upon host plant information I would question you specific ID of the scale.

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Re: Dactylopius coccus plague in juniperus

Post  JimLewis on Mon Jun 08, 2009 5:38 pm

capo_regime wrote:Hello all!

One of my bonsai is infested with Dactylopius coccus, what product should i use? Is perfekthion (dimetoato) a good one??

thanx
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Dactylopius coccus[/b] is one of the scale insects. It comes from the southern USA, Mexico and points south. I'd never heard of it affecting junipers, but I suppose it does.

I'm not familiar with the insecticide you mention, but, if you can keep your juniper OUT of the SUN for a few days, a light oil spray will kill them. Or, a spray that contains pyrethrin (it is usually dissolved in alcohol) will also take care of them. Or, unless you have masses of the insects on your trees, you can simply crush them with gloved fingers.

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Re: Dactylopius coccus plague in juniperus

Post  Billy M. Rhodes on Mon Jun 08, 2009 6:56 pm

A google search brings this information

PHYTO-TOXICITY:
If it is employed without errors, it doesn't represent any phyto-toxic danger.
It could be dangerous if used on cedar, lemon, of the Interdonato variety, hazel and chrysanthemum.

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