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Re: Re: Re: Beetle eating rose blooms


You drop the sponge w/ the nematodes in water to let them loose then
spray your lawn and beds w/ them. Haven't had an iris borer in 5 years!
Good stuff. And no fleas to bother my angel. Could get expensive if you
have a large place though.


Pam Evans
Kemp, TX
zone 8A
----- Original Message -----
From: Melody
Sent: 5/14/2004 12:44:44 AM
To: gardenchat@hort.net
Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Beetle eating rose blooms

> Pam:  Could you explain this a little more fully...when you say spray them out, how do you do that?
> 
> 
> Melody, IA (Z 5/4)
> 
> "The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."    
> --Albert Einstein
> 
>  --- On Thu 05/13,  < gardenqueen@academicplanet.com > wrote:
> From:  [mailto: gardenqueen@academicplanet.com]
> To: gardenchat@hort.net
> Date: Thu, 13 May 2004 21:17:54 -0500
> Subject: Re: Re: [CHAT] Beetle eating rose blooms
> 
> Beneficial nematodes man. Spray them out every Spring. Gets the
> grubs,<br>flea larvea, fire ants, iris borers - all of it. Been doing it
> for 5<br>years. Recommend it highly.<br><br><br>Pam Evans<br>Kemp,
> TX<br>zone 8A<br>----- Original Message -----<br>From: Andrea H<br>Sent:
> 5/13/2004 8:29:06 PM<br>To: gardenchat@hort.net<br>Subject: Re: [CHAT]
> Beetle eating rose blooms<br><br>> sorry, I wasn't very clear was I? the
> beetles start out as grubs. Although<br>> you can kill them as adult
> beetles, it is easier (supposedly) to control<br>> them by killing the
> grubs before they become the beetles. So you have to<br>> treat the lawn
> where they are "metomorphisizing" in the soil.<br>> Andrea H<br>>
> Beaufort, SC<br>> <br>> <br>> ----- Original Message ----- <br>> From:
> "Donna " <justme@prairieinet.net><br>> To: <gardenchat@hort.net><br>>
> Sent: Thursday, May 13, 2004 8:48 PM<br>> Subject: RE: [CHAT] Beetle
> eating rose blooms<br>> <br>> <br>> > Why am I confused again?<br>>
> ><br>> > If the food chain is the grubs why are they attacking the
> plants?!?<br>> ><br>> > Donna<br>> ><br>> ><br>> > ><br>> > > Liz, my
> friend sent the picture to the Bug Guys at Clemson and they<br>> >
> said<br>> > > it<br>> > > is a scarab beetle, related to June and
> Japanese. She has to get rid<br>> > of<br>> > > the<br>> > > grubs.<br>>
> > ><br>> > ><br>> > > Andrea H<br>> > > Beaufort, SC<br>> ><br>> >
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