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Idk what these bugs are but I want an dead

Discussion in 'Gardening On Your Homestead' started by Chic Rustler, Mar 29, 2018.

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    Chic Rustler

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    They are the size of a pen head and there are millions. Funny how the only beds that have them are full of Kellogg raised bed filler. I dusted the beds down with DR and ordered 3000 ladybugs
     
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    Aphids spray with a mix of water and palmolive green orginal get em quick or they will suck the life out of all your plants before you know it.
     
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    Chic Rustler

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    I sprayed them with dawn dish soap and water before I dusted with DE. I'll spray em again tomorrow. The lady bugs will be here next week.

    I think they came in the dirt I got from homedepot!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Palmolive original is the best - it's all natural and made of palm and olive oil. I use it even on wasps it's great stuff. I also use mixed with water as a lubricant for my sawmill blades. It's all we use around here for washing dishes also.

    Only Palmolive orginal though - not the newer mixes of plamolive.
     
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    Britesea

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    I've found that sometimes it's hard to find Palmolive original- a lot of stores in our area don't carry it; they only carry the new "improved" stuff. I also like the scent of it better than other detergents.
     
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    I find Palmolive original at Dollar General stores here. I'm not sure if those stores are everywhere yet, but you can find one every few miles here. :)
     
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    I was just going to say that the only place I've ever seen it is Dollar General, lol!
     
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    Yeah I'll swing by there and get a bottle.
     
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    how long does it take to kill em?
     
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    I don't know about aphids because I never watched but it doesn't take but about 30 seconds to wipe out squash bugs after they are hit with Palmolive original and water mix.
     

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