Insects Out and About

Insects are flying, crawling and jumping all over in the garden.   It is only June 21, and we have already seen tremendous numbers of earwigs, several squash vine borer moths, numerous flea beetles, a cabbage butterfly, and, yes, the dreaded Japanese beetle………………

Watch for eggs that have been laid by the vine borer.  You will find them at the base of the squash vine stems.  Earwigs — check to see if flowers are being chewed on edges.   The earwigs seem to love our petunias and have eaten the flowers of many varieties.  It seems the like the very beautiful, very dark colored varieties the best….

Check out the following link for information on control of the above insects: http://wihort.uwex.edu/

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