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E. Vinje
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Sharath –

Soaps and alcohol work by dehydrating insects — they are completely ineffective once dry and have little effect on scale. To combat scale, we recommend either a horticultural oil or neem oil — something that will coat the hard shell and suffocate the pest. Please see the links provided below:

https://www.planetnatural.com/pest-problem-solver/houseplant-pests/scale-control/.

Hope this helps!