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Diane from Gilbert, Az writes

Can Monterey Once A Year Insect Control II be used for pearl scale in Bermuda grass?

Can Monterey Once A Year kill pearl scale in bermuda grass? If so, what concentration of mix to water?


As far as we know there are no known insecticides that will work on ground pearl. Ground pearl is a type of hearty armored scale, and other than natural enemies like ants, no true solution is available. The best solution to try is to reduce plant stress by following recommended fertilizing and irrigation recommendations to enable turfgrass to tolerate the damage. You may also want to contact your local cooperative extension office to see if they have any recommendations.

Answer last updated on: 08/18/2019

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