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#1 propane1 ONLINE  

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Posted July 28, 2015 - 03:18 PM

so I found out today. Was always controlling weeds with this , but today I had moved some boxes and bags with pop and beer bottles in them and found ants had taken over my storage spot outside. So the torch came in very handy to get rid of the ants and their larvae. Thank fully I got them before it turned into a bigger nest. Then I had another thought, why not use a small torch to control the potatoe bug. Works great. Noel

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Posted July 28, 2015 - 04:15 PM

Just be careful that you don't catch something important on fire!
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Posted July 28, 2015 - 05:09 PM

Won't the torch damage the leaves worse than the bugs will?


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Posted July 28, 2015 - 05:21 PM

There is a very safe insecticide that controls all kind of insects. It is called Tempo. It can be purchased at any Ag-Chem company and most feed stores. It is a little expensive but is highly concentrated. 18 ml in 3 gal. Can be used indoors around baseboard, under cabinets, anyplace the critters tend to be. Dries fast and perfectly safe once dried. Does not stain walls or furniture. I have used it for several years with very good results. I keep the pen sprayed for our small house dog and he has not had a tick or flea in 7 years. But like I said, it is a little pricy at about $35 for a 12 oz. bottle but it makes up for the cost in concentration of the product. Try it, you will love it.

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Posted July 28, 2015 - 08:08 PM

Only a small torch, not the one in the picture. Only hitting the bugs quickly. When you hit them with the flame, end of bug. So only the few leaves will be hit with the flame. Not enough to kill the whole plant. The plants are still growing new leaves, so a few won't matter. And what have I got to lose, the bugs are going to eat the leaves any way, so when I hit them with the flame, I am sure they won't be eatting tomorrow. So tomorrow I will be hitting the new bugs, and not still trying to kill yesterday's bugs too, with what ever type of stuff I put on the bugs yesterday , that didn't work. The plant can still produce a good crop , until the damage gets more than 10%. Then it slows down. Noel

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Posted July 28, 2015 - 08:11 PM

It's to damp here at the moment to catch anything on fire. Next week maybe a little dryer. Noel.

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Posted July 29, 2015 - 02:39 PM

You can FART here and start a forest fire!


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Posted August 09, 2015 - 05:29 AM

I order one of those torches from HF last night , mostly for weed control but might try it on the squash bugs if they piss me off enough lol
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Posted September 07, 2015 - 07:48 PM

I use Round-up on the weeds and Tempo for the insects.






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