Most scale insects are parasites of plants, feeding on sap drawn directly from the plant’s vascular system. A few species feed on fungal mats and fungi, e.g., some species in the genus Newsteadia in the family Ortheziidae. Scale insects vary dramatically in their appearance from very small organisms (1–2 mm) that occur under wax covers (some look like oyster shells), to shiny pearl-like objects (about 5 mm), to creatures covered with mealy wax. Adult female scales are almost always immobile (aside from mealybugs) and permanently attached to the plant they have parasitized. They secrete a waxy coating for defense; this coating causes them to resemble reptilian scales or fish scales, hence the name.
Scale insects feed on a wide variety of plants, and many scale species are considered pests.
Plantscape Designs Inc. can eradicate these insect parasites by injecting a chemical systemic into your plants soil.
The way these chemicals work is as follows:
1.inject the systemic into your plant soil
2.water your plant
3. the water and liquid systemic will be absorbed by your indoor office plants through their root hairs and primary root systems
4.the water and systemic will be transpired up the xyleum vascular tissue of your green plants
5. once the upward flow of these lethal liquids assents the leaves and small upper portions of your plants’ stems where the scale reside, these liquids are ingested by the scale insects poisoning them.
Plantscape Designs Inc has been using this systemic chemical solution when biological solutions are not feasible in our interior office plants in the Boston, MA area.