I mulched most rows and bare ground heavily with wheat straw and it has done a great job keeping grass and weeds very manageable, but it's FULL of crickets. I am having some problems with my sweet peppers, cukes and ambosias, but can't see any specific bugs to account for it (except crickets in the mulch). The stink bugs haven't been as bad as I worried about, but there have been a few, so far. The extreem heat and blazing sun are probably the reason for the scalded spots on the peppers. But I've found crickets in holes in some rather over ripe ambrosia melons.