KEEP CONTROL OF EARWIGS
The thick layers of mulch in my garden are an earwig paradise. I try to live with them as they do predate aphids, mealy bugs and small caterpillars. Diatomaceous earth is effective for keeping earwigs away from strawberries and young seedlings. But when there’s a population explosion I take action by making my own trap with crumpled newspaper inside an upturned flower pot. Earwigs cluster in the newspaper, which can be stamped on, burnt earwigs and all, or shaken into a bucket of soapy water.
In Shawna Coronado’s new book, 101 Organic Gardening Hacks I found a method I hadn’t