Scale insects, Pest control
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THE pink wax scale is a comparatively new introduction into Western Australia and so far has been recorded only from the metropolitan area. Like all scale insects it is a sap-sucker and in common with the better known white wax scale encourages the prolific growth of sooty mould fungus on affected plants. Should this pest become established in commercial orange groves, expensive spray treatment may be necessary and so every effort should be made to control the present outbreaks, and to prevent the spread of the insects to clean districts.
Jenkins, C.F. H.
"Insect pest and their control - Pink wax scale,"
Journal of the Department of Agriculture, Western Australia, Series 3: Vol. 8:
1, Article 7.
Available at: https://library.dpird.wa.gov.au/journal_agriculture3/vol8/iss1/7