Cottony Maple Scale Management

What is Cottony Maple Scale?

Cottony Maple Scale (Pulvinaria innumerabilis) is a soft scale insect that infests various species of Maple trees, including Sugar Maple, Red Maple, and Silver Maple. These pests feed on the sap of Maple trees, causing yellowing of leaves, premature leaf drop, and overall decline in tree health. Cottony Maple Scale insects secrete a white, cottony substance that protects them from predators and environmental conditions, making infestations challenging to detect and control.

Understanding Cottony Maple Scale

Cottony Maple Scale, a common pest affecting Maple trees, can become a nuisance in late spring and early summer, impacting the health and aesthetics of your landscape. At Get-R-Cut, our experts implement effective control measures to manage these pests, ensuring your Maple trees remain healthy and beautiful.

Our Approach

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

Targeted Treatments

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

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

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Horticultural Oils

We apply horticultural oils to Maple trees to suffocate and disrupt the life cycle of Cottony Maple 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 Cottony Maple Scale infestations by targeting the insects where they feed.

Protect Your Maple Trees Today

Don’t let Cottony Maple Scale infestations compromise the health and beauty of your Maple 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 Maple trees against these destructive pests.