Any ways to control scale?
I have a "star jasmine" that I acquired about a year ago. Like my usual self I didn't really check for bugs, because...I'm just pretty darn lazy! Lol
Well as it turns out, a few weeks later it started dying, and I saw what I thought were mites. Since then I tried spraying with alcohol, soapy water, and even cut all the green leaves off just to stop the "mites". Well the last method revealed that these weren't some unidentified mite, but scale bugs! The jasmine has grown a little more now, and seemed fine...until it started flowering. I was so happy to see that the bug was finally gone (or so I thought), and then I saw some water droplets that were really sticky. This made me suspicious, and sure enough THE SCALE IS STILL THERE! The plant still seems o.k., but there are new little dots every day. The plant is about four feet tall, next to an oleander which I think is being infected as well! Is there any way I can stop this with household items, or should I look for insecticides? It's an indoor plant, since I'm in zone 5...
Sorry for the lengthy post, and thanks in advance!