Up-Date BMSB

 

We believe that the freeze we had this past spring kept the BMSB’s numbers down this year. Although they have decimated the black-eye patch and are attacking the wild asparagus fern, until this week, their damage, in the rest of the garden, has been minimal.

They are starting to hit the tomato patch on their way into the house. One thing I have learned is to leave the tomatoes they are attacking on the vine. Keeping these tomatoes in place keeps the BMSB from moving on to new targets

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trap 1

 

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trap 2

 

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Trap 3 – all 3 traps are in the black-eye patch

 

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wild  asparagus

 

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