sticky deposit on plam

Discussion in 'Garden Pest Management and Identification' started by merlinsmess, May 12, 2009.

  1. merlinsmess

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    i have seen that on the fantastic forum, that someone had a similar sounding issue with a plam. I have a sticky deposit, some small black dots and a white "fiberous web" like structure, at the nodes where the joint of the fronds where they join the trunck. are these related to a parisite or scale rather than a fungus?


    any help appreciated (thanks in advance)
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    My guess is you have a combination of pests: The sticky substance (honeydew) from scale and the webbing from spider mites.
     
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    thats really useful thank you. Any suggestion on the treatment? a soap spray?
     
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    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Yes, a soapy spray will work. I use insecticidal soap. Horticultural oil is another alternative. These two products and their usage have been discussed before in these forums; use the forum's search function to retrieve them. Good luck.
     
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    thanks for the advice.... will carry out immediatiely.

    thanks:]
     

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