The Crapemyrtle bark scale is an invasive scale pest that infests the bark of crapemyrtles. We are a part of a multi-state collaborative team that, amongst many objectives, is determining best management strategies for this particular pest. To see information from the whole team, please visit stopcmbs.com.
Other Crapemyrtle bark scale resources:
- Current insecticide efficacy summary for nursery growers
- Extension Publication on Crapemyrtle Bark Scale
- Publication on population dynamics of crapemyrtle bark scale crawlers
For more information on the crapemyrtle bark scale, see the following post below:
Crapemyrtle Bark Scale
A new invasive scale of crape myrtles has recently been detected. Current evidences suggest that the species is Eriococcus lagerostroemia, a native to the plant host to Lagerostroemia sp., also found in China, Japan, Korea, India, Mongolia, South Korea and United Kingdom.