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#1 freedhardwoods OFFLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2013 - 07:15 PM

Until now, I have used Sevin when needed. I am wanting to find a bug spray that works and doesn't kill bees.

 

I have found a soap/hot pepper and a garlic/onion/hot pepper recipe for bug spray. Anyone here ever try either one?

 

 



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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:40 PM

I'll be glad to lend you one of my old smoker engines.  The will produce a couple hundred pounds of smoke per hour using a 50/50 mix of gas from the tank and oil from the pan.  It is non-toxic unless you are asthmatic!

 

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Posted September 23, 2013 - 08:45 PM

This company has a decent reputation.
http://hotpepperwax....s/Overview.html
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Posted September 23, 2013 - 09:12 PM

I tried the hot pepper wax this year and thought it was pretty good. Depending on what you want to keep off the plants, insecticide soap spray works well, but here's a tip that the head of a landscape company told me once in Florida for my Tangelo and Lime trees.

 He said, "don't waste the money, just put a little dish soap in water and spray it on the trees."  That worked Great!  That kept the bugs off and also got rid of the little pests that were attacking the bark and leaves that I thought was some kind of mildew.  It was actually some kind of insect that caused that.

I have honey bees and don't like to use any poisons here.


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 12:06 AM

check out Jerry Baker - America' Master Gardener

http://www.jerrybake...n/homepage.aspx

 

We have several of his books that the wife got from her mother

He had a TV series a while back and he was fun to watch


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Posted September 24, 2013 - 02:33 AM

I'll be glad to lend you one of my old smoker engines.  The will produce a couple hundred pounds of smoke per hour using a 50/50 mix of gas from the tank and oil from the pan.  It is non-toxic unless you are asthmatic!

 

Ben W.

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Posted September 24, 2013 - 02:40 AM

This company has a decent reputation.
http://hotpepperwax....s/Overview.html

I wonder if you could mix some paraffin in a home brew. I'm a cheapskate, but I've learned sometimes cheap ends up costing more.

 

Maybe I'll do a side by side comparison of a few different recipes.



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Posted September 24, 2013 - 02:44 AM

check out Jerry Baker - America' Master Gardener

http://www.jerrybake...n/homepage.aspx

 

We have several of his books that the wife got from her mother

He had a TV series a while back and he was fun to watch

That looks interesting. I know several people that swear by various home remedies.






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