Step Outside: Crape Myrtle Bark Scale hits Sunflower County trees

By ALEX DEASON STEP OUTSIDE,

Over the past couple of weeks I have received numerous calls on what looks like mold or mildew on crape myrtles in yards.

It has surprised homeowners when they have gone out and looked at the mildew to see that it is moving.

This is because the bark is encrusted with a nonnative insect called the Crape Myrtle Bark Scale.





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