Everything is relative. If you don’t want milkweed, these bugs will take care of it! One thing too, no aphids! But then, no milkweed plants for the monarch caterpillars either.
Okay, I’m running like crazy this morning. My daughter and granddaughter will be arriving soon at the airport and I need to pick them up. We’ll be moving her corgis back home and probably have lunch or something.
But I did make word count! Over word count! Now I just need to finish the story. I’ve been writing every day, despite the dog distractions. I’ve been filling in scenes that I skipped, wrote 4,000 words yesterday, but still need to write the final scene and keep thinking of things that need to be explained. How did they get their cars back home when they took a helicopter out of there? Little things like that. 🙂
Okay, off to type up notes before I have to run to the airport.
Milkweed bugs–the juveniles. They’re horrible. Oh sure, they have families, they probably love each other, and I’m the monster, but they they will destroy milkweed plants that monarch butterfly caterpillars have to have to survive. These bugs go after the seeds that will produce new plants so I never have to buy new ones.
I haven’t seen this many milkweed bugs ever. It’s like they’re in plague proportions. I had been cutting off the seed pods and dumping the whole lot of them into a soapy water container. But since then, I’ve been just shaking the seed pods using a stick, and dumping them into the witch’s brew, and that’s been working.
I also have these. They’re milkweed assassin bugs but they’re NOT doing their job. I think there are just way too many of the milkweed bugs. I was getting rid of the mating pairs of milkweed bugs as fast as I could, but obviously I didn’t get rid of enough of them. The good news is that I THINK I’m getting a handle on them. I’m not finding the huge numbers on the seed pods. But I have to be diligent and every time I go outside with the dogs (I’ve gained two more, dogsitting), I get rid of more of the milkweed bugs.
Okay, the pack of dogs has gone out, eaten, gone out, it’s time to settle down and write.
Have a great day! I will be thinking of bugs in my nightmares….