4/3/2013

Scale insects are adapting to the warmer climate of urban environments, becoming a potentially significant pest problem, researchers say in a study published in the journal PLoS ONE. The tiny bugs can destroy entire oak trees by sucking out the sap and could become more of a problem as temperatures rise. "We now have a better understanding of why trees in urban areas are infested by so many of these pests," said study researcher Steve Frank.

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