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DoubleN
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Posted - 09/11/2019 :  7:24:40 PM  Show Profile Send DoubleN a Private Message  Reply with Quote
These jokers are eating the crap out of my azaleas.....first time ever seeing them.

Remedy???

Thanks
NN

sman
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Posted - 09/11/2019 :  8:16:26 PM  Show Profile Send sman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I used malathion when they got on mine.
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DFreedom
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Posted - 09/11/2019 :  8:17:32 PM  Show Profile Send DFreedom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmm, never seen or heard of such a thing. Pictures??

"Apathy is the Glove into Which Evil Slips It's Hand", but really, who cares?
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DoubleN
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Posted - 09/11/2019 :  9:21:03 PM  Show Profile Send DoubleN a Private Message  Reply with Quote




They are everywhere. Never before.

NN
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sman
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  05:12:57 AM  Show Profile Send sman a Private Message  Reply with Quote
This was the first time I had a problem with them,about a month ago. I wish I still had some leftover ddt.haha
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DFreedom
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  06:01:11 AM  Show Profile Send DFreedom a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I'll keep my eyes open for those little suckers.

"Apathy is the Glove into Which Evil Slips It's Hand", but really, who cares?
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Fred67
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  06:07:17 AM  Show Profile Send Fred67 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Smush em. I get them some years worse than others.
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tanksgt
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  09:47:08 AM  Show Profile Send tanksgt a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I have seen an increase in insects after the resent tropical storm. So called "love bugs" are very abundant. The best way to control the little buggers is to run into them with a car.

ZX
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wearthefishes
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  10:04:37 AM  Show Profile Send wearthefishes a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Sevin, malathion, #7 hook.
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Spoonmaster
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  12:30:47 PM  Show Profile Send Spoonmaster a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Get some bacillus thuringiensis, BT for short, it kills caterpillars and is not toxic to humans.
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TheMechanic
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  1:35:14 PM  Show Profile Send TheMechanic a Private Message  Reply with Quote
tractor supply sells malathion

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Aloha 24ft pontoon (LooneyToon)
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Fred67
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  3:28:47 PM  Show Profile Send Fred67 a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by tanksgt

I have seen an increase in insects after the resent tropical storm. So called "love bugs" are very abundant. The best way to control the little buggers is to run into them with a car.

ZX




Worst year ever for love bugs at my house. Glad they donít bite!
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wearthefishes
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  4:25:15 PM  Show Profile Send wearthefishes a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Saw this on FB, half fill white bowl with water, pour baby oil on surface of water.


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DoubleN
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Posted - 09/12/2019 :  5:21:16 PM  Show Profile Send DoubleN a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I sprayed with Mathion. They quit chewing quickly!!

I need some of those tearaway windshield layers like NASCAR when I come down that way!!

Thanks Folks

NN
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