Diane Whitehead
Thu, 15 Mar 2007 21:50:06 PDT
  Joe Shaw wrote:

I wish there was a local bird that controlled scale and mealy bugs on  
plants.  My Opuntia collection is a magnet for scale and mealies.

Yes, a scale eater would be an excellent idea.  Slugs and snails have  
rasping mouthparts which surely could scrape off scales.
All we need to do is train them.

Diane Whitehead

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