Combating Magnolia Scale

What is Magnolia Scale?

Magnolia Scale (Neolecanium cornuparvum) is a type of soft scale insect that infests Magnolia trees, including varieties such as Southern Magnolia and Saucer Magnolia. These pests feed on the sap of Magnolia trees, causing yellowing of leaves, premature leaf drop, and overall decline in tree health. Magnolia Scale insects produce a protective covering, or scale, that can range in color from white to brown, making infestations challenging to detect and control.

Understanding Magnolia Scale Infestations

Magnolia Scale becomes a concern in late spring and early summer, posing a threat to the ornamental value and health of your Magnolia trees. At Get-R-Cut, our effective treatment plans aim to protect your Magnolia trees from this pest, ensuring they remain healthy and beautiful.

Our Approach

At Get-R-Cut, we employ a comprehensive approach to combating Magnolia Scale infestations, focusing on targeted treatments and cultural practices to control these pests and preserve the health of your Magnolia trees.

Targeted Treatments

Don’t let Magnolia Scale infestations compromise the health and beauty of your trees.

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Thinning the canopy of Magnolia trees promotes better air circulation and sunlight penetration, creating an environment less favorable to Magnolia Scale infestations.

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Horticultural Oils

We apply horticultural oils to Magnolia trees to suffocate and disrupt the life cycle of Magnolia Scale insects, reducing their numbers and preventing further damage to the tree.

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Systemic Insecticides:

Systemic insecticides are injected into the soil or directly into the tree’s vascular system, providing long-lasting protection against Magnolia Scale infestations by targeting the insects where they feed.

Protect Your Magnolia Trees Today

Don’t let Magnolia Scale infestations compromise the beauty and health of your Magnolia trees. Trust the experts at Get-R-Cut to provide targeted treatments and effective interventions tailored to your specific needs. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and protect your Magnolia trees against these destructive pests.