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White bugs on my Dogwood
Location: Western Washington, Bellevue
August 7, 2011 5:59 pm
Hello Bugman!
Just wandering through my yard and noticed these little guys all over my dogwood and spreading to the cedar and apple next to it. Should I be concerned?
Signature: Thanks, John

Scale Insects

Hi John,
You have Scale insects, and you should try to get rid of them.  We use a spray of soapy water on our plants to help eliminate Scale.

What's That Bug? does not endorse extermination
Location: Washington

2 Responses to Scale Insects on Dogwood

  1. kingha says:

    The soapy water is a good option, but it is also important to remove all heavily infested branches. Just cut/burn them.

    • bugman says:

      Thanks for the tip. We would love to have you identify the Scale we photographed on the volunteer endangered California Black Walnut that sprouted in the devil strip outside of our offices in Mount Washington, Los Angeles.

      It would have been nice to have had the precision of thought to have attached the link.

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