Dealing with Pests

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Dealing with Pests

Postby wildrose » Thu Jul 04, 2013 12:57 pm

Holes in Your Vegetables? How to Stop the Cabbage & Tomato Horn Worm Pests Organically
Spray with B.t. to deal with cabbage worms/cabbage loopers, or the dreaded tomato hornworm.
Bacillus thuringiensis fact sheet (includes list of pests killed by B.t.):
http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05556.html
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Re: Dealing with Pests

Postby CrustyOldFart » Sat Jul 06, 2013 1:21 pm

How to keep Cats out of your Raised Bed and Growing Food in the Desert
Cats can be pests too!
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Re: Dealing with Pests

Postby CactusHugger » Sun Jul 07, 2013 9:26 am

Dealing With Spider Mites :thumb:
Neem oil is the trick for dealing with spider mites. This video shows it being used on a pot plant, but it works for all different kinds of plants.
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Re: Dealing with Pests

Postby panamint_patty » Mon Jul 08, 2013 7:32 am

Bug Control : Alternative Spider Mite Treatment for Plants :pac:
This is a pretty good video about dealing with spider mites. I took a look at the channel that made this video. It's called essortment and they have a lot of really useful videos. Lots of info about home and garden stuff.
VIDEO LIST: http://www.youtube.com/user/essortment/videos
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Re: Dealing with Pests

Postby bug » Mon Jul 15, 2013 8:10 am

I consider this thread to be a threat against my well-being. I fear for my personal safety!!!
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Re: Dealing with Pests

Postby James Sel » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:16 pm

where did my swatter go?
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Re: Dealing with Pests

Postby bug » Mon Jul 15, 2013 10:48 pm

James Sel wrote:where did my swatter go?

That's not even a little bit funny!
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Re: Dealing with Pests

Postby CoolChick » Sun Jul 21, 2013 3:51 pm

bug wrote:
James Sel wrote:where did my swatter go?

That's not even a little bit funny!

You might not be laughing, but I am!!!
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Re: Dealing with Pests

Postby panamint_patty » Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:58 pm

Kill Bugs With Dish Soap
If dish soap kills bugs, then wouldn't the residue be toxic to humans too? I guess I'll have to make sure that I rinse more thoroughly in the future. Maybe I'll run the rinse cycle twice on the dishwasher!
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Re: Dealing with Pests

Postby panamint_patty » Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:04 pm

Killing Ants with Boric Acid
Boric acid is the "silver bullet" that will kill ants and get rid of them! The recipe is like this and you need to STRICTLY follow these ratios exactly:
2 Tablespoons Sugar
1/4 teaspoon Boric Acid
1 Tablespoon Water
Soak liquid into 3 cotton balls and place outdoors
(Too much boric acid and the ants will reject it. Too little boric acid and the ants won't be affected.)
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