From what I can see, the picture of the little monster eating our pepper plants didn’t post. So here is another photo:
We put a solution of water and laundry detergent into a spray bottle and sprayed the plants’ leaves both on top and underneath. We haven’t found any more of the horned cut-worms. Wish all the pests were so easy to get rid of!
The flies have been terrible in the last couple of weeks. They cover the screens and find their way into the house. We’ve used the nasty Raid spray, but there always seem to be more to take up any slack. We finally used a spray of vinegar and water. We spray all surfaces, including the screens and it really seems to help. Their numbers have definitely dwindled.
Sheyla, who is the niece of Sanchez and Juana, is visiting us this weekend. We invited them to share dinner with us; Juana requesting Doug cook his fried chicken and mashed potatoes with gravy. After a good meal, we introduced them to the Wii. We had a lot of fun, lots of laughs. I would love to know what went through Juana and Sanchez’ minds as we were playing.