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Old 08-08-2018, 01:36 AM
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We have ongoing problems with biosduval scale here. I usually control it with isopropyl alcohol. Itís made me wonder - how does the alcohol work. Does it poison, smother or something else?

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My understanding is that the alcohol breaks down waxy, protective layers, leading to desiccation.

If you have an "ongoing boisduval scale" problem, forget alcohol and do a treatment regimen with a "real" insecticide like acephate or imidicloprid.
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I would kind of wonder whether the orchid leaf also has a waxy or another membrane that can be "killed" by certain harsh chemicals. Hydrogen peroxide is well known for being a cellular killer, cytotoxic, and yet people throw it around on everything with wild abandon.
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I have overused insecticidal soap and "washed" the cuticle off the orchid leaves. Ray is right, a good systemic will work best.
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