Erwigs HELP!!

Old 05-02-00, 08:31 PM
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In southern WI we get a huge infestation of earwigs every summer. They get into everyone's house, and devour plants in the garden. Any ideas for non-toxic controls?? Sure would appreciate any advice.
Old 05-06-00, 08:02 AM
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Diatemaceous earth sprinkled around the areas that they are frequently seen. Carboard and/or tin foil collars around the most susceptable plants. Take a pie plate with fish oii and bread in it and sink into the ground such that the lip is level with the ground. For severe infestations, mince 3 teaspoons of garlic and soak in two tablespoons mineral oil for 24 hours. Add 1 quart water 1/4 teaspoon of liquid dish soap. Strain into a jar for storage. When the spray is needed, mix 2 tablespoons per quart to make a general purpose insect spray.

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