I garden primarily organically, benefiting from good bugs which usually keep the bad bugs under control. However, I am stymied by scale. Scale is a weird little bug thing that looks like little lumps on the plant. They secrete a sticky substance much loved by ants. Therefore, the ants will 'farm' the scale, to increase the yield of whatever it is they get from them them. I have thrown out multiple plants just because the scale overtakes them and I do not want it to spread, but do not know how to get rid of it. I currently have scale on some of my houseplants like this one above. I have moved them outside and we will try horticulture oil spray to see if that gets rid of them. The pesticide sprays make me too sick to use, so Jerry will do the dirty job.