I use other bugs >,< ladybugs and I've hatched 7 mantis eggs so far this year. I also plant other things around to lure / repel other bugs. As you see I keep the garden and the rest of the yard in good shape to reduce insect habitat.
I do use Neem to kill bugs on my lure/bait plants and azamax on my actual plants but I try to avoid pesticides all together and go as natural as I can. Mantis, green lacewings, tichogama, ladybugs, assassin bugs, spiders and terro and bait so there is no Scale farming. This year I also invested in a bug zapper.