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Re: Desperately Seeking slug relief on dahlias!

  • To: Multiple recipients of list <iris-l@rt66.com>
  • Subject: Re: Desperately Seeking slug relief on dahlias!
  • From: "John I. Jones" <jijones@ix.netcom.com>
  • Date: Fri, 26 Jun 1998 22:28:39 +0000
  • References: <359430eb49a5002@laurel.kp.org>

Lewis,Shirlee E wrote:
> > Katherine Roberts wrote:
> >
> > Second, does anyone have any idea whether the vinegar
> >  and water also works on the roly-poly (they roll into a ball when
> > they
> >  get touched) bugs?  The slug and snail pellets are supposed to kill
> >  them too, or so we've been told.  But it seems like we live right on
> >  top of a *huge* roly-poly mound or something, because there seems to
> >  be no end in sight.  When it gets as dry ass it has gotten in Texas
> >  recently the rotten little bugs even invade our house looking for
> >  water, and they like to eat my iris rhizomes!  Even if the vinegar
> > and
> >  water solution doesn't help, does anyone have any other suggestions?
> >
> >  Those little critters can really be a problem.  Three years ago they
> > ate my brand new rhizome of BABOONS BOTTOM.  I gave up and resorted to
> > the dreaded "chemical" solution.  I found a Lilly Miller product for
> > earwigs, sow bugs (those rolly polly ones) and grasshoppers.  I don't
> > remember about the grasshoppers; but, it really worked well on the
> > other two.
> >
> > Shirlee Lewis  (sunny, warm and I have to go to Mom's to start working
> > off that Mother's day present.)
> > Southern California Iris Society
> > Secretrary
> > shirlee.e.lewis@kp.org
> > FAX  562-461-4217
> > VOICE 562-461-4912
> >
> >

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