Daily thoughts by a guy that doesn't like to think deeply too often!

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

The War is On!

I HATE, HATE, HATE Japanese Beetles! I never had a problem with them until last year. They swarmed in and turned my flower garden into their personal buffet/breeding ground. I learned to hate them then. My Aunt Jane gave me a hint: fill a cup with water and flick the suckers into the cup. They will drown. Well I did that every day last year and it didn't seem to help. Last year I bought some of those Beetle Bags- traps that lure the jerks into thinking the bag is full of the best flowers in the world. They fly in, but they can't get out and they die! That's a good thing!
I notice my first Japanese Beetle this year about a week or two ago. I put him in a cup of water and he died. I thought that would be the end of it. I was wrong. Since then, a "flock" of them have descended on my plants and they have taken over. The leaves all have holes in them, and the flowers are killed before they can even bloom. And the part that really gets me is how horny they are! Everytime I see a Japanese Beetle, there is always at least one other Beetle "attached". I don't know if they are breeding, but I assume so. How else can you explain the fact that their population seems to double every day? It's not fair that they have an endless supply of food and a nice place to have sex all day. I don't get that benefit and I'm the one that's paying the mortgage! I HATE them!
The war is on! I've already got one Beetle bag installed in the front yard and this weekend I'll get a few more. I'll also pick up some Sevin dust from the hardwarde store and maybe that'll kill them once and for all! If that doesn't work, I may just have to set fire to my plants and torch the little SOBs! They must die!!! I HATE them!
We've all got our causes- for now, mine is the Japanese Beetle. Oh yeah, did I mention that I HATE them?


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