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    U. reniformis scale infestation?

    I was watering my plants today, and I noticed these on the stalks of the "leaves". Is this a scale infestation? If so how should I treat? Can I just pick them off until they don't come back, or will it require some sort of chemical aid? Also are the utrics sensitive to pesticides?

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    Definitely armored scale, and definitely use neonicotinoids to get rid of them. Most sprays are ineffective; only systemics will kill them. Quarantine this plant and check all surrounding ones for the pest, too. Hand-picking will only serve to spread their eggs, which ingeniously enough they keep underneath the shells.

    Neonics like imidacloprid are safe on Utrics when used at label rates.
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    Although I have no personnel experience with these here is a video that may be helpful? Safe Insecticides for Carnivorous Plants - YouTube

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    I've got Bayer Rose &Flower that I've used on Sarracenia in the past. It contains Imidacloprid, I've just never had pests on Utricularia so I wanted to make sure before I drench the thing. Thank you very much.
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    No problem. And yep, your Bayer stuff is the way to go.

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