I have Tempo but thought it was bad on food items? Guess I could use it and wash the heck out of everything. DE, never thought of that. I put a dab in each nest and spread it on the floor each time I change out the straw, twice a year in the coup. I guess I will try a little bit of both this year. I should have sprayed tempo on my apple trees. Darn bees moved in and destroyed all the apples in one weekend. Don't ask how happy that made me... grrrrr.... had no apple juice to make hard cider this year.... grrrrr
I thought about the fine mesh, but I don't think it would work for me. 6 outa 7 days a week where I have my garden is so windy if it is not nailed down, it is gone! I use tomato cages on most my plants to keep the wind from laying them down. Even then, I have to anchor them down to stop them from blowing over. I have been giving serious thought about building some raised beds in the garden with poles buried deep so I could do this with netting but, with the wind, got my doubts. Last 2 years, if it was not caged and over a foot tall, it got bent over/broke/damaged, etc. Should see my corn, funniest looking things u ever saw... LOL Ever see corn growing sideways?