Shield: how to deal with a pest "tank"?
There are such pests, the fight against which is similarprotracted military actions. Tiny scales belonging to the suborder of Coccids, etching from your plants is not so easy. Adult individuals build on themselves the likeness of a strong shell, which reliably protects them from the effects of various poisonous substances. But this does not mean that it is necessary to surrender their positions to the enemy. Let's better understand how to deal with the scabbard, using any methods accumulated by gardeners.
The easiest way, of course, is to capture the moment of settlementon your favorites of young, yet mobile, insects. However, it is much more difficult to notice them than the same cauliflowers that our relatives have with coccids. The worms are at least easily recognized by the white "cotton wool", and the sweet sticky plaque left behind by the scabbards indicates that the individuals have already fixed themselves on the green bridgehead.
But is adult shield really invulnerable? How to deal with it?
There are insecticides that are well-provenyourself against this pest. For example, the drug "Actellik." The smell is not pleasant, but it belongs to the category of low toxicity poisons, because it can (with caution) be used indoors. Also against coccid use "Ragor", "Aktara" or "BI-58". The latter in no case can not be used in an apartment. This is extremely dangerous! This advice is true for "Carbophos", but with it you can work only in the open air.
Therefore, do without fanaticism and try more"easy" means, which scares the scabbard. How to deal with it in popular ways? The most effective method is prevention. Caring for plants, always carefully inspect leaves and stems, and just notice something resembling brown or greenish scales, immediately grab soapy solution and carefully wash uninvited settlers. Household soap copes well with adult insects.
But not a single soap is eliminated zassevshaya shieldon the lemon. How to deal with neglected cases with alcohol? We take its 60% solution, put it on a cotton disc and begin to gently rub the affected areas. But remember, even dilute alcohol can burn the plant, so the procedure should be done in the evening or in cloudy weather. The sun will only hurt the treatment.
Instead of an alcohol solution, you can usekerosene, he is extremely dislike the scabbard. How to deal with it? Just like in the first case: we moisten the cotton wool in kerosene and wipe the plant with it.
Sometimes periodic spraying with a strong infusion of tobacco, makhorka helps. Young insects die after processing the plant with an aqueous solution of transformer oil.
Cut off the leaves on which the scabbard settled. How to fight mechanically with insects? Yes, very simply - gently scrape "scales" off the plant.
Do not forget to isolate a sick pet fromthe rest of your green spaces, otherwise they will soon be occupied by a pest. It will not hurt to increase vigilance, carefully inspect your plants. Arrange them to take a weekly shower, tirelessly moisten the air (especially in winter), do not allow dust to accumulate on the leaves. Thus you will create unbearable conditions for coccid life.