Re: PESTS (earwigs)
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- Subject: Re: PESTS (earwigs)
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- Date: Tue, 9 Sep 1997 10:57:16 -0600 (MDT)
In a message dated 97-09-09 11:17:03 EDT, Ellen writes:
We do have one pain in the neck pest that I haven't seen mentioned
on the list...earwigs.. >>
Earwigs also eat dahlias, they chew the petals and disfigure the plants.
On a HGTV garden show on dahlias the growers advised a smear of vaseline on
the stem of each prize dahlia. This would not be of much use on iris but I
wonder if spraying with the product called "summer oil" (various different
brands) might not do the trick.
I have some dwarf daisy flowered dahlias in containers and I sprayed the
plants with a thinned out concoction of deer repellent ( the smelly one) and
I have no earwigs in the containers presently. I can check the names of
these things in my barn if desired, I cannot remember all of the containers
of gunk on the shelves out there.
East Nassau, NY