Systemic Insecticide For Scale Insects

What kills scale insects? The effectiveness of pesticides differs and can also depend on the exact type of scale insect you’re dealing with (more on that below). A full, in-depth treatment guide is definitely out of the scope of this article. Instead, I’ll touch on some fundamentals regarding scale insects and the effectiveness of different treatments, as well as some personalized examples of my own successes and failures. Before moving forward and looking at scale insects control methods, it’s very important to understand the characteristics of these pests. When we better understand what they are, and how they behave, we can use this information to design a more effective treatment. This article will provide a good general overview of what scale insects are, their life cycle and characteristics that help us properly deal with them. Systemic insecticide is always the best option when targeting scale insects! This is because it kills the insects directly and at the same time, prevents them from reproducing.

Systemic Insecticide For Scale Insects

Use a systemic insecticide for scale insects.

Scale insects are a common problem for gardeners and farmers alike. These tiny pests have hard outer shells that make them difficult to kill with insecticides. You need to use a systemic insecticide, which is absorbed into the plant’s system and then translocated through its tissues in order to reach all of their hiding places.

Systemic chemicals work by disrupting the life cycle of scale insects so they cannot reproduce or feed on your plants’ sap.

What Is A Systemic Insecticide?

A systemic insecticide is a pesticide that attacks the pests in their hiding places and works on the inside of the plant or animal. It can also be used to control grubs, larvae and insects that live under bark or in woody areas.

Systemic insecticides are absorbed by the plant through its roots or leaves when sprayed over them. They move up into the vascular system and travel through the tree to reach all parts of it (including branches) where they kill pests at all stages of development.

Why Is A Systemic Insecticide Better Than Other Types Of Plant Insecticides?

A systemic insecticide is a unique type of plant insecticide that is applied to the soil around a plant. It can be used on a wide variety of plants, including:

  • Vegetables
  • Flowers and ornamental plants
  • Trees and shrubs

How Does It Work?

Systemic insecticides work by getting absorbed by plant leaves and roots. The insecticide is then transported throughout the plant, including into the sap that helps provide nutrients to branch tips and leaf undersides. Systemic insecticides are toxic to scale insects but do not harm beneficial insects like honeybees, which eat pollen from flowers on treated plants. They also can’t harm pets or humans—and even if an animal licks or eats an affected plant part (which isn’t likely), it won’t be harmed by systemic insecticides.

What Kinds of Plants Can It Be Used On?

Systemic insecticide can be used on the following plants:

  • fruit trees and citrus trees with scale insects
  • deciduous, coniferous and broadleaf trees with aphids or whiteflies
  • vegetable gardens, flowers, ornamental trees which are not sprayed directly by the product.

Are There Any Disadvantages To Using A Systemic Insecticide?

The main disadvantage of systemic insecticides is that they can be more expensive. This is because the insecticide must be applied to the plant’s roots in order for them to take effect. Since this process takes time and costs money, it makes sense that a product that uses this method would cost more than one that does not require application by a professional or gardener.

Another disadvantage of systemic insecticides is their effectiveness against certain pests. While using a systemic insecticide will kill all insects within its reach, it may not kill all species of insects present within your home or garden at any given moment in time. For example, if you have an infestation of scale insects on your plants and decide to treat them with a systemic insecticide instead of using something else like neem oil (which works only on soft scales), you could end up having some trouble getting rid of other types such as mealybugs or spider mites once those creatures build up resistance against being killed off by chemicals sprayed onto their host plant’s leaves every week over several months until there aren’t any left anymore!

Systemic pesticides should not be used when there are young children in close proximity who might eat these plants directly off their stems/roots without washing first; these kinds of pesticides can stay active even after cooking so watch out!

What Happens If You Get It On Your Skin Or In Your Eyes While Spraying The Plant?

If you get the systemic insecticide on your skin or in your eyes, wash the affected area with soap and water. Rinse mouth out with water. Wash hands thoroughly after application. Wear gloves and protective clothing when using this product, as well as eye protection (goggles) and a dust mask for safety precautions. Wash clothing that comes into contact with the insecticide separately from other laundry items, using warm water and detergent to remove any residue before drying in an outdoor location away from people or pets.

This chemical is highly toxic if ingested, and can cause some negative effects when applied to the skin.

Since this is a systemic insecticide, it can be applied to the soil as well as to plants. Do not use on food crops or in areas where children or pets may come into contact with it. Be sure to wear gloves, eye protection, and clothing that covers your skin when applying this chemical. After application of any chemicals that can be absorbed through the skin, wash thoroughly with soap and water to ensure all residue is removed prior to handling food or entering an area where humans are present.

Do not allow children or pets access to areas treated with Systemic Insecticide until plants have been watered thoroughly at least twice after treatment.

Bonide (BND95349) - Insect Control Systemic Granules, 0.22% Imidacloprid Insecticide (4 lb.)
Price : $19.99
Features :

  • READY TO USE – These convenient granules are ready for use and provide effective, long lasting insect control for up to 8 weeks in your flower beds, roses, and shrubs. Apply it every 8 weeks throughout the growing season for optimal protection.
  • PEST CONTROL – Bonide Systemic Granules kill tough houseplant pests like fungus, gnats, mealybug, whitefly, termite, aphids, and more. Be considerate of animals and bugs like hummingbirds and bees that could be harmed from use of this product.
  • NO SPRAYING – There is no mess associated with this pesticide because it is not a spray. The dry-application granules are easy to use, control, and apply without worrying about destroying clothing or other plants.
  • FOR NON-EDIBLE PLANTS – This insect killer treatment is not meant for vegetable or fruit plants. This product is labeled for use on flower beds, roses, shrubs, and the like, but it is not labeled for use on any edibles.
  • HOW IT WORKS – After incorporating the granules into the soil and watering them in, the pesticide is absorbed by the roots where it moves through the plants to assist in protection against the listed bugs.

Additional Info :

Item Dimensions
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Monterey LG 6342 Once A Year Insect Control Concentrate Systemic Insecticide/Pesticide Treatment, 32 oz
Price : $19.99
Features :

  • BUG KILLER – This pest control is great for use on adelgids, aphids, leaf beetles, leafhoppers, mealy bugs, scale, whiteflies, borers, Japanese beetles and many more.
  • PROTECTS TREES AND SHRUBS – Once A Year Insect Control is designed for use on outdoor trees & shrubs along with the following fruit and nut trees: apple, loquat, oriental pear, pecan, crabapple, mayhaw, pear, and quince.
  • YEAR-LONG PROTECTION – Our insecticide dissolved in water moves down through the soil, where it is absorbed by the roots. Once absorbed, it moves up through the tree or shrub providing year-long insect protection. It even protects new growth.
  • SYSTEMIC INSECTICIDE – Systemic insecticides are taken up inside the plant so that every part of the plant contains the chemical. This ensures the product won’t wash away and helps with the season-long control of all those annoying bugs.
  • EASY TO USE – Simply mix Once A Year Insect Control in a bucket of water and apply around the roots as a soil drench for a full year of insect control. No need to spray. Read label for mixing rates.

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Color 32 oz.
Item Dimensions
Height 9 Inches
Width 4 Inches
Length 3 Inches
Weight 2 Pounds
Bonide 941 Pt Spray Systemic Insect Control Concentrate, 16 oz
Price : $17.98
Features :

  • OUTDOOR RESIDENTIAL USE – This pesticide is designed for outdoor residential use only. This is not a treatment for termite bugs, and it is harmful to humans and domestic animals if ingested.
  • TREATS MANY BUGS – There are a lot of bugs that can be killed with this product including thrips, mealybugs, scale, two-spotted spider mites, whiteflies and more. This is not a carpenter bee killer, so do not use this on blooming crops or weeds.
  • LONG-LASTING FORMULA – Bonide bug killer formula is economical and long-lasting. One pint can make up to 16 gallons of diluted spray, and it helps treat infestations immediately. Apply every 7 to 10 days as long as the infestation occurs.
  • FOR NON-EDIBLE PLANTS – This insect killer treatment is not meant for vegetable or fruit plants. This product is labeled for use on flower beds, roses, shrubs, and the like, but it is not labeled for use on any edibles, lawns, or turfs.
  • GREAT FOR SHRUBS AND TREES – If your ornamental garden, shrubs, or trees experience insect or pest infestation, this formula is a great way to control and protect these plants.

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Bonide (BND611) - Annual Tree and Shrub Insect Control, Insecticide/Pesticide Concentrate (1 gal.)
Price : $24.97
Features :

  • INSECT KILLER – This pest control is great for use on adelgids, aphids, bronze birch borers, emerald ash borer, leaf miners, scale, and many other species of bug. Will also prevent new infestations.
  • SOIL DRENCH APPLICATION – Concentrate dissolves in water allowing the insecticide to move through the root zone. Once in the roots, it moves up through the tree or shrub providing protection from insects. Also provides protection for new growth.
  • FOLIAGE PROTECTOR – Designed for use on listed fruit, nut and ornamental trees and shrubs.
  • WON’T WASH AWAY – Tree and Shrub Insect Control is rainproof within hours. For best results, spray with enough time for it to completely dry before it rains. Will not wash off after it has dried.
  • EASY APPLICATION – Product quickly mixes with water and should be applied by pouring or with backpack, compression, knapsack or tank type sprayers. Carefully read and use according to label directions.

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Item Dimensions
Height 11.8 Inches
Width 7.5 Inches
Length 4.5 Inches
Weight 8.2 Pounds
Bonide Systemic House Plant Insect Control Granules 8 oz., 0.22% Imidacloprid Insecticide
Price : $9.59
Features :

  • HOUSEPLANT INSECT CONTROL – These ready-to-use granules are meant for controlling insects and pests affecting your indoor plants. Unlike other products, this is designed to protect containerized plants.
  • NO ODOR – Unlike most other chemical pesticides and herbicides, this bug killer does not have an odor, so using it in your home will not stink up your furniture, clothing, or rooms.
  • TREATS MANY BUGS – This product is a capable treatment for mealybug, termite, aphids, Japanese beetles, and more. Be cautious of certain bugs or animals that eat your plants. Bees and pets may be harmed if the product is ingested.
  • FOR NON-EDIBLE PLANTS – This insect killer treatment is not meant for vegetable or fruit plants. This product is labeled for use on flower beds, roses, shrubs, and the like, but it is not labeled for use on any edibles.
  • HOW IT WORKS – After incorporating the granules into the soil and watering them in, the pesticide is absorbed by the roots where it moves through the plants to assist in protection against the listed bugs. Protection lasts for up to 8 weeks.

Additional Info :

Color white
Item Dimensions
Height 6.3 Inches
Width 2.8 Inches
Length 2.8 Inches
Weight 0.7 Pounds
Release Date 2021-10-05T00:00:01Z

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