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.... did you know that Japanese beetles absolutely LOVE crape myrtle bushes?.... and did you know that I happen to have a 16-foot crape myrtle specimen currently flowering in my front lawn?..... and did you also know that late June/early July is Japanese beetle mating season?..... well, consider yourself informed.....

... indeed, and I've relishing with glee my daily trips out to the lawn to lay waste upon the copulating insects.....

.... my Sainted Mother told me a few years ago that if I filled an old Windex bottle with water and a dash of dishwashing liquid I'd then be in possession of the perfect anti-Japanese beetle weapon...... and brother, was she ever right........

.... I tell you, it's incredibly satisfying to watch the little guys & gals writhe in their death-spasm whilst still connected to their bug-eyed lovers.... not that I'm really pro or anti Japanese beetle whoopee, oh no, on the contrary...... but, dammit, they're eating my crape myrtle while they DO it.....

..... if they'd wished to frolic, then a better venue should have been selected, that's all...... I mean, there's a time and a place for everything.... and while it may be time, they definitely picked the wrong place.......

... you know, it's hard to keep one's self entertained in these hard economic times, but we surely do try....

.... and hey, who knew how much fun you could have with an old Windex bottle?.....

by Eric on June 27, 2010 | Bullshit (4) | TrackBack (0) | Ummm, Ok....
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Shoot the fuckers...

Bullshitted by Yabu on June 28, 2010 10:14 AM

Now you just need a tankful of African cichlids to eat all the dead beetles. Those big ol' fish won't even notice a slight soapy taste...

Bullshitted by El Capitan on June 28, 2010 03:32 PM

Love doing stuff like that.

Bullshitted by vwbug on June 29, 2010 07:07 AM

They do a real number on our grape leaves, will give the dish soap and water a try, thanks for the tip.

Bullshitted by Lauren on July 3, 2010 03:45 PM