Saturday, June 24, 2006
Beetles, Basil and Bait
On the home front, we have had an invasion of Japanese Beetles , who have taken great delight in eating my basil. So, following the example of neighbors and relatives, I have set out a Bait bag trap. It contains something that smells wonderful to these little critters, and seems to work. You place the bait downwind of the object of affection (basil in this case) and they absolutely run over each other in their haste to get to the bait. You can watch them swarm in! This morning, I had one lone beetle feasting. Of course, the plant already looks like a free smorgasbord sign was posted there, but luckily they only ate number 1 plant, and ignored 2 others.