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Madeira mealybug

Scale insects and mealybugs can be difficult to detect. Learn how to identify and control these pests hiding on your plants and turfgrass.

Scale insects and mealybugs are plant-feeding pests considered by landscapers and nursery producers to be among the most difficult to control. Many scale insects are so small that they blend into the bark of woody plants, making them even more difficult to spot. But once you know what to look for, you can choose the best control method to protect your plants and lawn.


Download a PDF of Controlling Scale Insects and Mealybugs, ANR- 2423.

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