Jun 24, 2013

Illegals

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I over hear:

“I caught some illegal Mexicans honeymooning in my garden! And I took a little knife and squished their heads!”

What?! Ok, ok, I’m listening now I want to see this.  Show me the Mexicans in your garden.

 

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I am brought to the green bean plants and am shown the leaves being defoliated

 

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The bean plants do look pretty bad but what about the Mexicans honeymooning?

 

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sure enough under the leaves there they are, Mexican Bean Beetles.

 

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And yellow patches of eggs on the under side of the leaves.

 

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Then I saw for my self the head squishing. And egg squishing.

 

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Moral of the story, growing beans without pesticides means some for you and some for the bugs.

 

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