Chemicals control of scale insects (Hemiptera: Coccoidea( under local conditions

Document Type : Original Article


Plant Protection Research Institute, Agriculture Research Center, Dokki, Giza, Egypt


Scale insects are small insects of Superfamily Coccoidea, Order Hemiptera. They are found in different parts of the world. They attack different economic crops in Egypt. This article includes a historical review of chemical control of scale insects in Egypt as well as literature review concerning chemical control of the important families (i.e. armored scale insects (Diaspididae), mealybugs (Monophlebidae and Pseudococcidae) and soft scales (Coccidae).