I lied. Here is another way I fill those empty holes -- potted plants!Wall in garden with rose Okay, so I noticed this old picture above in my “No Holes” blog. Now look at the area. That makes me feel pretty good!

Back to the scale, here is a better picture of the white armored scale. It lives with ants and eats their honeydew or something. It also makes black soot on the branches.

armored scale