Japanese Plum Yews With Cottony Scale

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Q: I have twenty Japanese plum yews that are infested with cottony scale to the point it looks like snow on the branches. Should I dig them up and toss them? 

A: Don’t give up yet! I have gotten control of this scale on my plum yews with a single drench of imidacloprid (BioAdvanced Tree & Shrub). The plum yew doesn’t attract pollinators so there’s no worry you’ll affect bees.

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