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Acalymma vitatum...No Peaceful Coexistence


Monday, April 29, 2013

Yesterday.... all my troubles seem so far away...

I had a beautiful garden .... yesterday....

But TODAY I have Acalymma vitatum, the common striped cucumber beetle, chowing down on all my plants that usually thrive... what formerly were luxuriously leafy squash and zucchini plants are now lacy leaved shadows of their former selves... those pesky little (1/5 of an inch long) pests are making mincemeat of my dreams of a zucchini filled summer!

I may be intimidated by their voraciousness, but I'm not going down without a fight... they won't play nice, and tomorrow I am dedicating myself to their immediate demise in my immediate vicinity... Die! Die! Die! pretty much sums it up as far as my attitude toward garden predators.

I guess these mild winters that south Texas enjoys can be a slight drawback, when you have to battle the bugs that didn't get frozen... well I'm not giving up.

I'm never giving up.... It should be good practice.
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CLPURNELL 4/30/2013 7:51PM

    Get 'em!!!

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WALLAHALLA 4/30/2013 12:17PM

    I have a die...die...die...attitude today. Unfortunately, it is not aimed at bugs. I need a new focus.

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SNOWYOGA 4/30/2013 11:12AM

    Really sorry, but I am sorry I think that were going to be having the same problems with the bugs no real freeze here or not enough to help with the killing Good luck and hope that you win! emoticon

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4EVERNESS 4/30/2013 1:22AM

    :(:::::::::::::::::::: Qui conquiescere

Your conscience.......

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SONYALATRECE 4/29/2013 11:20PM

    Kill them all, I say. Kill them all!
Aargh!

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