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Scale insect on rose

B3B3 Posts: 21,473
If  I rub them off with a toothbrush, will they crawl back onto the plant?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener Leicestershire, UKPosts: 11,336
    Nope, they can only move about when they are young, known as 'crawlers'.  Once they settle on a feeding spot, their travelling days are over.
    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,473
    Thanks @BobTheGardener. I'll get scrubbing tomorrow😊
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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