What kind of bugs are these?

Discussion in 'Citrus' started by avocado, Jun 15, 2008.

  1. avocado

    avocado Member

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    While I was looking about my lemon tree, I saw a small branch that had these green 'bumps' where ants were hovering about. What are these green 'bumps'? Is it good or bad? If bad, how do I get rid of them or prevent any further spreading?

    Thank you.
     

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  2. skeeterbug

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    That looks like scale to me. Oil spray-- spray late evening or early in the morning, never when temp is over 85 or in bright sun.
     
  3. Junglekeeper

    Junglekeeper Esteemed Contributor 10 Years

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    Looks like scale being farmed by ants. Treat with insecticidal soap or horticultural oil.
     
  4. squirrelmaniac

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    Yup, definitely scale. The ants eat the "honeydew" excreted by the little buggers
     

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