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Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Jan 21, 2013 9:18 AM CST
If you are having trouble getting rid of them this works great, the old fashioned fly paper, I stretch them over my plants, don't put on leaves as it sticks fast.

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Name: JT Sessions
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gone2seed
Jan 21, 2013 1:54 PM CST

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Good idea.They still sell this at my local farm store.I will give it a try.The fungus gnats are bad this year.
Name: Doris Klene
Greensburg,Indiana.
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kareoke
Jan 22, 2013 6:46 AM CST
JT it realy works, I never spray any more and this does not harm the plants, it's amazing how many you get in a days time. and it is cheap Green Grin!
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
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Rhapsody616
Jan 27, 2013 2:06 AM CST
I found some yellow cards that have sticky stuff on both side. I can not believe how many gnats there is on them. Still the gnats seem to be winning the war. Maybe I should us 2 at a time Blinking
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Jan 27, 2013 10:50 AM CST
Did you know that you can buy a can of that sticky stuff and make your own cards? It's called "Tangle Trap" and you can get it from Amazon. I cut up bright yellow file folders, punch a hole in them and then coat them with the sticky. I think it's cheaper than buying the cards and you can make them in the size you prefer; I've had my can for several years.
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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Jan 28, 2013 12:42 AM CST
woofie said:Did you know that you can buy a can of that sticky stuff and make your own cards? It's called "Tangle Trap" and you can get it from Amazon. I cut up bright yellow file folders, punch a hole in them and then coat them with the sticky. I think it's cheaper than buying the cards and you can make them in the size you prefer; I've had my can for several years.


Woofie...Oh my goodness, no I did not know that, That is a hot tip!! I must find it and try it out! Will keep you posted when I do! Rhapsody Sticking tongue out
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Jan 31, 2013 7:39 AM CST
Thanks I will check it out also.
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Feb 1, 2013 1:36 AM CST
I just found it on Ebay... comes in a spray and a can. I think I will try them both. If the spray works out I may put some on one side of a piece of cardboard and put it on my sofa. Maybe it will keep the cats off of it and my grow tank! I really hate cat hair all over my butt LOL! I daughter is a Vet Tech and keeps telling me double sided sticky tape will keep the cats off of the kitchen counter.... not yet! Confused
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 1, 2013 10:02 AM CST
I hope you're joking about putting that stuff on the sofa! Blinking Cause it'll be there forever if you do....that stuff is STICKY!!!!! Hilarious!
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Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Feb 2, 2013 2:55 AM CST
woofie said:I hope you're joking about putting that stuff on the sofa! Blinking Cause it'll be there forever if you do....that stuff is STICKY!!!!! Hilarious!


I was... but it is a thought!! Your funny Woofie! Hilarious!

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Name: Chocolate Brug
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WilliamByrd
Feb 2, 2013 9:08 AM CST
Thank you guys for the tips and trick to add to my arsenal,
Cb
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
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Rhapsody616
Feb 3, 2013 2:00 AM CST
CB, so nice to see you here as well! I have learned soooo much from you over at BGI and hope to learn much more. You are wonderful! Rhapsody
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Name: Doris Klene
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kareoke
Feb 3, 2013 2:23 PM CST
William you are a sight for sore eyes, I had just about given up on you.
for the past week I have been fighting my computer, then it went off completely Sticking tongue out now I am LEARNING the new one with windows 8 so far I hate it.
Name: Shirley
Saginaw,MI (Zone 5b)
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1g4bs
Feb 6, 2013 8:14 AM CST
GREAT info on the "stickies" & spray!! Will have to check it out as my few "starts" I have rooting have gotten some leaves on them & have also gotten the "little critters" as well!! THANKS

(and Woofie, your hibiscus seeds are on the way, ENJOY!)
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Name: woofie
NE WA (Zone 5a)
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woofie
Feb 6, 2013 9:54 AM CST
I have trouble imagining that stuff in a spray! Seems like the nozzle would get all clogged up? Have to take a look, that has me curious!

And, thanks, Shirley! Can't wait to try them! I have a nice new, BIG area where I'll be able to put perennials this year! Hurray!
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WilliamByrd
Feb 8, 2013 8:21 PM CST
kareoke said:William you are a sight for sore eyes, I had just about given up on you.
for the past week I have been fighting my computer, then it went off completely Sticking tongue out now I am LEARNING the new one with windows 8 so far I hate it.


Smile Don't give up on me Miss Doris.
Name: Elaine
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dyzzypyxxy
Feb 16, 2013 2:10 PM CST
That is a great tip, already ordered a can of Tangle Trap, thanks!

But spider mites are the bane of my brugs or at least they sure were last summer! Let's hear everybody's solutions for those? Please!
Elaine

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Name: JT Sessions
Milton,Fl.
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gone2seed
Feb 16, 2013 8:31 PM CST

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dyzzypyxxy said:
But spider mites are the bane of my brugs or at least they sure were last summer! Let's hear everybody's solutions for those? Please!


Soap solution works for me.I use Murphy's oil soap and make a solution of 16 ounces to five gallons of water.Dip small plants and spray the underside of leaves on large plants.Repeat once a week for three weeks to be sure of getting all eggs as they hatch.Note that this is soap and not detergent.
Name: Rhapsody Hooks
Long Beach Ca USA (Zone 10a)
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Rhapsody616
Feb 25, 2013 1:55 PM CST
gone2seed said:

Soap solution works for me.I use Murphy's oil soap and make a solution of 16 ounces to five gallons of water.Dip small plants and spray the underside of leaves on large plants.Repeat once a week for three weeks to be sure of getting all eggs as they hatch.Note that this is soap and not detergent.


Will Dr Bronner's work as well? I have a large bottle of this soap. Organic Castile Liquid Soap. I'm all ears! Rhapsody

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Name: Mickey
EUGENE/SPRINGFIELD OREGON (Zone 8b)
MICKEYmantle
Mar 10, 2013 11:12 PM CST
put some white sand like 1" deep on top of your soil,It will stop the flies from laying eggs

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