Last year, my garden was overrun by the locally prevalent Brown Marmorated Stinkbugs. Looking back on last year's posts, I first saw a juvie and asked for ID on Jun 30... And their population exploded throughout the summer into frost. Two years ago, my garden was invaded by harlequin bugs.MaryDel wrote:Around here, there's no need to even bother planting things like sweetcorn or peaches if you're not going to spray, otherwise you'll be getting a fresh mouthful of at least four types of problematic insects .....but hey, if you don't rinse, then you'll have some protein to go with your starch
You ever tasted stinkbug excrement? It may be all the rage out on the left coast, but I think I'll pass
This year, I've only seen a handful so far, but I did see a few squash bugs which are not usually present. I have also seen some kind of smaller brown shield-type bug.
I don't know if last year was a freak phenomenon or if I can expect them to return even if I haven't (knock on wood) seen many of either bugs so far. I don't know if there was some kind of stinkbug eradication program. I don't know if last year's vast numbers triggered some kind of natural control in my unsprayed chem free garden or if that's just wishful thinking.
I do know at least a couple of my regular catalogs carry "Stinkbug traps" and I see online instruction for DIY pop bottle and LED light Stinkbug trap.
I wondered how everyone else is doing with Stinkbug infestation in their garden this year