You know them: those insatiable vegans that eat flowers and vegetables, reproduce every single season to come back with the entire growing family year after year, teenagers, in laws, moms and dads. Well you get the picture.
Last Fall I bought a case of mothballs, located all six dens, and using a golf putter shot them deeply into the holes. This Spring those furry creatures had kicked them back out. So, I put more mothballs in those holes, crammed the openings with heavy rocks, and (get ready) got my husband to pee on the blocked openings for good measure. (He has good aim) This can also be done with a sprayer and salvaged urine. Just marking territory, which is a concept wild creatures understand.
Now I have flowers and herbs I never knew I had.
The cicada killers have been nesting all over my front lawn, and particularly like the sandy area around the edges of my walks. They bombard us all, mating in a frenzy, banging into the windows, annoying dogs and humans alike, creating huge earth mounds all over the place and making it impossible to mow and still feel safe. I do not mind them elsewhere but not where we walk and mow. No no no!!!
I get up early in the morning at first light, locate the nests and spray wasp spray right into the openings. Then I hose down the mounds with the spray handle to level out the ground. I closed up 17 nests this morning alone. It took two large cans of spray but they are dead.
Now about the Japanese beetles: They love the roses and the Hibiscus, same family actually. I pick them off, put them in a jar of gasoline, and when the jar is full I set them on fire in our new fire pit. Bwahaha...