rainbowgardener wrote:hmmm ... my rule of thumb is don't mess with mother nature. If I am seeing serious (not cosmetic) damage to a crop I care about and I can identify a particular beastie as being responsible for that damage, then I will think about finding some way to move it out of my garden. Otherwise, it is live and let live.
I agree. I try and only do it with potted plants on the deck and in GH that end up being an issue. I created an artificial environment that mother nature can't balance so it is up to me to interact. Dirt garden is live and let live.....well except for aphids, white flies, squash bugs, slugs, jap beatles etc.....i sorry.