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another woe

The blister beetles have struck again.  In 198, when the temperature was 104 
for days and there was no rain for weeks, blister beetles converged on our 
hostas.  In one day about 3 beetles can make a clump of hostas look like 
someone had put it through the paper shedder. In fact the shedder would leave 
larger pieces than the beetles.
This week the beetles have appeared again.  When discovering a large ragged 
clump of Fragrant Bouquet my first thought was, Roy had hit it with the weed 
eater.  The next day the clump was almost gone so I decided it would be wise 
to investigate.  Those black rascals were working as if there is no tomorrow. 
 A dose of diazanon soon took care of that group but the sad story is new 
groups are striking a few new clumps each day.  Some containers that were 
schedule for a show next week are now in shreds.  
I am not sure but so far it seems that they choose the plants that are in the 
sunnier places.  Are there any suggestions for stopping these savages?
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