There must be some solution to these little @#$%. We've had them for a year in every area of our yard and they are getting worse. I realize they are good for the soil but they are eating our plants too. If we don't catch the beans as they come up, they will eat it down to nothing. They've munched thru strawberries and entire calendula plants. They are eating the stems of cukes as well. Basically anything we hope to eat, they are getting first - and in many cases, only - dibs. My husband is so irritated it's taken all my convincing not to get him to use DE on the entire area. Our city laws don't allow chickens. We've laid down compost in hopes of detering them rom the plants. Instead we just enabled their addiction and help them multiply - they flocked to the compost, then went right back to our plants. There MUST be a more holistic way of taking care of them without resorting to organic pesticides that could hurt our ladybugs and praying mantis.