Boxelder Bugs destroyed my lettuce
I have lettuce planted right up against the south of my house and thought I would have lettuce right up through Thanksgiving. It is a perfect protected place for it and looks beautiful in the summer with the flowers behind it. We are in mid Dec. and it still looks beautiful -
BUT: We were deluged this fall with thousands of Box-elder bugs and they just love that south wall. Well, they have peed on my lettuce to the point where I can't even wash off the smell/taste. I think there are so many that they have even fouled the soil. We have never had so many of them as this year but the good thing is that we don't have thousands of Asian Lady Bugs! They bite!