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Horticulture oils, like Summit Year Round Spray oil, labeled for use on indoor plants and citrus, are considered organic and can be used to treat scale insects on citrus.
Tea scale insects tend to congregate on the underside of the leaves, but will appear on the upper surface if the infestation is heavy.
The action will reduce scale insects, mites, aphids and other pests that feed on the plants and carry diseases.
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