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Re: critters on my seedlings


Narda,
   Are you talking about yellow sticky cards?   Greenhouse people use them
on a regular basis to monitor pest population in their grh's.  I put them
up by my hosta seedlings to monitor fungus gnat population.
Monty
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> From: NardaA@aol.com
> To: hosta-open@mallorn.com
> Subject: Re: critters on my seedlings
> Date: Monday, January 17, 2000 7:21 AM
> 
> In a message dated 1/16/00 3:27:17 PM Eastern Standard Time,
BBROWNJ@aol.com 
> writes:
> 
> << Get a home and garden ready mixed spray can, preferably one with
Orthene 
> or 
>  pyrethrum in it>Put the flat in a plastic bag. Give a few squirts into
the 
>  plastic bag. Then tie securely,and leave out of sun for several hours.
May 
>  have to repeat in a week.The fumes should make quick work of the aphids.
>  
>  Barbara Jones >>
> 
> Barbara and All, I have a question about the insect controls that are
sold at 
> hardware stores which look like a slotted cardboad holder which has a
strip 
> of yellow waxy material inside.  The little holder is about nine inches
long 
> and maybe one inch thick.
> 
> A couple of years ago we had a box of gerbil food in the pantry that was
moth 
> infested.  Talk about your nightmares, the larvae were crawling up the
walls 
> and had infested everythin before I had a clue as to what was going on. 
I 
> called the bird store and the nice lady who owns the place recommend
these as 
> a deterrent, safe for near food.  She hangs them inside all the food bins
to 
> eliminate this problem.  How would this work if you hung a couple of
these 
> little pest controls near the seedlings on the plant rack of shelf?  I
have 
> also seen these controls placed inside a clear plastic bag and a mini 
> greenhouse set up with the plants inside to clear up insects on infested 
> plants.
> 
> If anyone is interested I can go to the local hardware store to see what
the 
> brand is, I don't have a box in the house at this time.  Now I keep one
in 
> the laundry room or anywhere else that infested pet foods might be
located.
> 
> Has anyone else tried this product?  I would think that it would work in
the 
> greenhouse situations too.
> 
> Narda.
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