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Old July 20th, 2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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I am looking for something to kill them. Regular bug spray doesnt seem to do anything. The last time I found a poison that worked it was from out of state and illegal in MI. got any idea what to use?
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Old July 20th, 2006, 10:30 AM   #2
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I killed them and the nest with hot bacon grease... but that has it's drawbacks as well... my dog kept trying to lick the damn RR tie at the neighbors house....
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Old July 20th, 2006, 11:46 AM   #3
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2/3 of a cup Tide laundry detergent to a gallon of water. Spray the adults. the little red eggs I spent the day squashing them. that controls them a ton. The only way to get rid of them is to move away from Box Elder. Maple, or fruit trees they feed on these.
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2/3 of a cup Tide laundry detergent to a gallon of water. Spray the adults. the little red eggs I spent the day squashing them. that controls them a ton. The only way to get rid of them is to move away from Box Elder. Maple, or fruit trees they feed on these.
yup, I heard most any laundry soap or dish soap, spray the area that they are going to and they don't likethe detergent and go away...
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There's alot information here http://ohioline.osu.edu/hyg-fact/2000/2106.html
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Jerry Baker has a formula in one of his books - dish soap, chewing tobacco, and I can't remember the third ingredient. Soap makes them suffocate, tobacco gives them the runs, and the third thing did something else.
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