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Pest Control Review

cycad aulacaspis scale Active Seasons: SpringSummerFallWinter

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Appearance and Size Facts

  • Adults are white, usually pear-shaped and conform to areas on the host plant
  • Usually found on the lower surface of the leaves
  • Can be found on the upper surface of the leaves and in the roots in extreme infestations
  • Size: Females range from 1/20 to 1/16 inch in length, while males are smaller, at 1/64 to 1/42 inch in length
  • First signs on infestation include small yellow spots on the plant

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitat

Florida's temperate and humid conditions provide significantly increased insect and pest activity as compared to most areas of The US. The lack of a cold season allows pests to thrive and multiply all year long. Learn more about your pest here.

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Warning Signs of Infestation

Signs of Infestation

Pests provide a variety of warning signs that vary from species to species. Some may leave subtle clues while others may cause major structural damage resulting in thousands of dollars in repairs. Learn more to protect your home and family.

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How to Do It Yourself

Preventative Pest Tips

There are many things we can do to prevent pests from controlling our environment. Caulking cracks that pests can crawl through, maintaining sanitary conditions to deny pests a food source and eliminating any structure wood content with the earth are just a few.

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Behavior & Habitat

Behavior & Habitats

Female cycad aulacapsis scales go through three instars, taking about one month from egg to mature adult. Females can lay over 100 eggs and normally take about one to two weeks to hatch. Males are generally more numerous than females in the population. Cycad aulacapsis scale is more prevalent on the lower leaf surface than on the upper leaf surface, and in very small infestations, may only be found on the lower leaf surface. It has an unusual characteristic that it will infest the root system of the plant up to a depth of almost 2 feet below the soil line. Cycad aulacapsis scale has only been documented on cycads, known as sago palms or king sagos. Although only currently found in Florida and Hawaii in the United States, the movement of plant material to other states may introduce these pests into other geographic areas that are suitable for its establishment.

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