Crapemyrtle Bark Scale- CMBS

CMBS is a relativity new and invasive pest that was introduced from Asia and first identified in Dallas, TX several years ago.  It has recently made its way into West TN and is an active problem in Madison County.  This pest, if gone unchecked, is a great threat to the iconic Crapemyrtle, a treasured plant in southern landscapes.  The following information is here as a resource to those who would like to learn more about this pest, how to identify, control, and reduce the spread to surrounding areas.  Stay tuned for more additions and updates!

Identification

Video Demonstrations

Extension Publications

Mississippi State University Extension  "CMBS ID & Control"

Texas A&M Agrilife Extension "CMBS: A New Exotic Pest"

Clemson Cooperative Extension "CMBS"

History of the Crapemyrtle

Treatment

Video Demonstrations

Product Comparison