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Old 04-04-2007, 10:14 AM posted to rec.gardens.orchids
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Default Scale control - methods for indoor control?

I agree on the Orthene, but Enstar is perfectly safe indoors, but another
alternative is a soft toothbrush, a cup of very soapy water, and some elbow


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"BruceM" wrote in message
After reading many posts on scale cotrol, it looks Enstar II in
comobination with Orthene WP would be a good way to go, but I am not sure
I would want to use it on my plants kept in the house around pets. I only
have about 30 pots, all kept in the house, and would prefer a less
"nuclear" way to do it.

At the moment I only have one plant that I can defintiely say has scale ,
and it is in bad enough shape I am just going to throw it away.

Anyone have personal experience with using something available in common
box stores (don't throw anything)? I alwasy keep lots of safer
insecticidal soap on hand for my roses and think I may try that and / or a
alcohol spray.