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scales on shrub

how do i get rid of scales on my shrubs before they are destroyed
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Thanks for writing. You can try spraying your shrubs with a horticultural oil --- this is one of the best solutions for dealing with scale. Be sure to follow the directions on the packaging carefully --- otherwise you could harm your shrubs.

 ---Justin, Senior Garden Editor,

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