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Crepe Myrtle pests

Discussion in 'Turf Renovation' started by Shirwin, Jul 1, 2007.

  1. Shirwin

    Shirwin LawnSite Member
    Posts: 1

    Can anyone tell me what the tiny white pests (look like mites) are on my young crepe myrtle bushes. The underside of the leaves are coated with them and the leaves look oily. Do I need to spray them and if so, with what?
  2. Grits

    Grits LawnSite Silver Member
    from Florida
    Posts: 2,994

    Could be scale. Can you post pics?
    If it is scale you can spray them with something like Volck Oil Spray. It will take a few applications, but it will kill them.
  3. Focal Point Landscapes

    Focal Point Landscapes LawnSite Senior Member
    Posts: 401

    Usually aphids - you can spray insecticide , wash them off with a water hose if not a large tree , or hope you get a lot of ladybugs who feed on them . You have to get rid of them or their secretions will cause sooty mildew on the leaves below , also will draw ants .
  4. Kiril

    Kiril LawnSite Fanatic
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