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Stink Bugs EVERYWHERE!!!!

Discussion in 'Everything Else Homestead Living' started by Beekissed, Sep 24, 2017.

  1. Sep 28, 2017
    CrealCritter

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    Squash bugs and stink bugs look at lot alike. But Palmolive Original mixed in water will kill both of them. The trick to flushing them out is to take the garden hose and spray the squash plant just enough to get good and wet. Both squash and stink bugs feed on leaves at the bottom of the squash plant but they can't stand to be wet. So after a few minutes they will climb to the top of the leaves to dry off. That's your opportunity to hit them with a mist of Palmolive orginal and water. Then watch them die and declare victory :) it's a good feeling to kill off hundreds of them suckers with just a pump sprayer filled with water and Palmolive orginal :)
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Just remember it has to be Palmolive Original. Palmolive has all kinds of different kinds. Which my DW has picked up by accident and they don't work at all. It's something with the original formula that works again i suspect it's both the Palm and Olive oils mixed in the original formula that's the killer. But I'm no chemist so I can only guess.

    I also wanted to mention just a dab of Palmolive Original also works as a non-toxic subsitute to fix squeaky door hinges and it's also great as a lube to sharpen knives, axes, shovels, etc... I have a bottle in my wood shop also it's great for lubing up screws to make them easier to drive into hard wood. When it dries it even gets more slick like grease.
     
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    Britesea

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    Sounds like I need to go buy some Palmolive Original!
     
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    CrealCritter

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    Tis good stuff!
     
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    baymule

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    I use Palmolive original. it's about the ONLY dishwashing soap I can use. I have pretty severe chemical problems and am very limited to what I can use. Just a whiff of Dawn makes me feel like thousands of needles are sticking in my face, tongue and throat.

    Simmer crushed garlic and hot peppers, strain, add Palmolive and water for a double whammy.
     
  6. Sep 29, 2017
    milkmansdaughter

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    I just picked up two bottles of Palmolive for $1 a piece at Dollar General. And we JUST made a big batch of strained fresh garlic juice. I've got peppers in the garden. Thanks @crealbilly and @baymule !
     
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    sumi

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    I'm going to have to see if I can find Palmolive Original here :fl
     

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