I've been posting about all the insect life on the wild grape blossoms and using that as a trap crop to catch Japanese beetles.
Well I've now netted and drowned about 25 of them and I am starting to really hate it! They are tough little critters and don't drown easily, I have to keep pushing them down into the soapy water, so it feels like I am actively murdering them.
They are such beautiful little creatures when alive and gleaming in the sun...
I don't know if what I'm doing is making a difference or not, I'm still not seeing them anywhere else but on the grape vine and I don't care if they eat that. I can't say there are any less there than when I started. I've never seen a bunch at once, just every time I watch for awhile I spot one or two.
Ahimsa would say all living beings are sacred and we should avoid violence to any of them. This is starting to feel like a very violent pastime. After I drowned 6 of them this afternoon, it was making me feel sick, so I went and did something else.