Mon, 19 Mar 2007 09:39:20 PDT
Dear all,
 A few years ago I have lost a mimosa tree  because of a continuous  attack
of  "Metcalfa'   and during the winter 'mealy bug" No  chemical treament
solved the problem.
  The new Mimosa tree again was   attacked   and suffered badly.  Twee weeks
ago I  "cleaned" the  tree with a Karcher high pressure pump. A total
succes. I cannot think of any more ecological solution.

Lauw de Jager
Mas d'Argence
30300 FOURQUES,  France

tel 33(0)466 016 519 ou 33(0)877733 970  fax 0466 011 245
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   > that must be quite some equipment you have, carlo, as
> in my experience scale insects are basically glued to
> the plant and very hard to knock off unless you use
> your fingers and pick them individually one by one.
> --- "" <>
> wrote:
>> ...a good strong spray of water will blast off scale
>> and mealy
>> bug--about the least toxic solution imaginable. 

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