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Old July 11th, 2013, 12:43 PM   #21
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We have them all over as well. It has been really really wet where I live.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 01:29 PM   #22
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I saw a pretty big turtle a few mornings ago while running through a neighborhood in Beverly Hills where the Rouge River flows through. The shell was probably 15" across from front to back. Easily the largest turtle I've ever seen not in the wild here in Suburbia.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 01:33 PM   #23
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Diatomaceous earth powder works pretty damn well on those bastards. Only reason I know is we have them at our lake house and grandpa had me spreading it around last week. Plus the kind he had was OMRI stamped, not sure if they all are? I put it around the base of the house and sprinkled some in our flower gardens and edges of walkways. Only saw a few here and there now.

*edit- I guess you can eat the stuff?

http://www.richsoil.com/diatomaceous-earth.jsp
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Old July 11th, 2013, 02:32 PM   #24
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Diatomaceous earth powder

can be found at a swimming pool supply store among other places. it is a media for pool filtering systems.

also try Boric Acid powder.....found at the CVS et al.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 02:38 PM   #25
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they are bad, i usually see a few a year.
this year them and ticks are EVERYWHERE.

We keep our yard sprayed and even with that a week ago, i came inside and had ticks clung to the bottom of two toes.

built a shed yesterday. rock landscaping, concrete foundation blocks, all sealed, opened it today to take a kids toy out and 20 damn earwigs all over it.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 02:47 PM   #26
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They are terrible this year, I had to crank the dehumidifier up earlier than usual this year in our basement and there are still tons of them. I've lived in the same house for almost ten years and I've never seen them this bad.


I also second the ticks, went up north last weekend and saw alot of them! That and the fawking biting flies are terrible, my ankles and feet look like I have chicken pox
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Old July 11th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #27
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Keep them bastards on your side of town! Those things creep me out.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 06:08 PM   #28
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Old July 11th, 2013, 06:15 PM   #29
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Just a big guy that's creeped out by spiders and earwigs. I do like bourbon so we will get along just fine.......
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Just a big guy that's creeped out by spiders and earwigs. I do like bourbon so we will get along just fine.......
Will Tom br with you and wear a dress? So disappointed when he showed up at my house dressed like a guy
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Old July 11th, 2013, 06:32 PM   #31
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Never had them at my house before, bit this year they are bad
Same for me. Yesterday I was picking day lilies and one fell out on me. We sat the kayaks out for a day and they were covered
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Old July 11th, 2013, 06:34 PM   #32
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Will Tom br with you and wear a dress? So disappointed when he showed up at my house dressed like a guy


Imagine Tom 5 inches taller and 40lbs heavier and that's me. So I don't think either of us would look good in a dress
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Old July 11th, 2013, 07:18 PM   #33
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Do a good foundation treatment and treat all the mulch beds problem solved.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 07:25 PM   #34
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No ick wigs but I had some landscape stone delivered last year and a week ago tens of thousands of box elder bugs of all sizes came pouring out. It was like a scene from the mummy. They crunched under my feet.

They were no match for the sprayer loaded with dish soap. Then the birds ate up all the freshly washed carcases.
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The "experts" say this is supposed to be a bad year for ticks. I can't stand ticks. Freak me out. I was in the barn working on my motorcycle the other day. I was laying down messing with the points. I came in and was sitting on the couch and felt something on me. Looked down and there is a tick crawling on my sock line. I moved my leg over to my wife and said "can you get that for me?" She didn't know what it was at first then she freaked. Squished and went down the drain.
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Old July 11th, 2013, 09:41 PM   #36
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Git sum chikens those birds love too eat them critters plus yuo get eggs
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Old July 11th, 2013, 10:17 PM   #37
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Put a bowl of beer by the bad area and those bastards drown.
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Old July 12th, 2013, 08:00 PM   #38
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if your mulch is more than 2inches thick, you have too much and itll get all moldy and stinky. but i think the earwigs are unrelated to mulch, lots of rain equals lots of bugs. insecticide ftw
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