Sunday, August 08, 2010

It's Time for the Nuclear Option

... because Momma Daisy's got scale. Boy, does she have scale!

The infestation is so dense, I think the scale has scale.

1 comment:

tim eisele said...


What you need, my friend, is either:

- A massive addition of predators (lacewings, lady beetles, or mealybug destroyers); or

- Fire or ice. Insecticides might help a bit too, but from what my friend Michelle had to say about this sort of things in greenhouses, the insecticides don't work nearly as well as one might like.

"Some say the [scales] will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if [they] had to perish twice,
I think I know enough of hate
To say that for destruction ice
Is also great
And would suffice."

- slight paraphrase of Robert Frost