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There is actually an all natural alternative that I have found to be extremely helpful. There are no harmful chemicals used, however a putrid odor will accompany the use for a day or two. The product is called Repels-All. I only do organic (natural) gardening for my family and this stuff has saved my strawberries, blueberries and tomatoes. Again, the ...


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Get a wire fence around your garden. There's 'field fencing' with smaller openings at the bottom that get a bit larger towards the top. Once these little brainiacs have found what they want, you have to get fencing. I have a problem with them as well as bunnies. Well, not any more. My greenhouse and outdoor garden all have this 'bunny fence' installed. ...


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The two solutions I've used in the past are avoidance and hot soapy water. Where I live at least, wasps use abandoned ground squirrel tunnels, but they use them for one year only. If you can avoid entering the area around their nest for the rest of the season, the problem will go away on its own. If that isn't a possibility, pour a large bucket of soapy ...


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One successful method that I have used is to wait until dusk when the bees are not active, pump a generous amount of wasp/hornet spray into the hole, put a rock over the hole, wait of few days. This worked every time I tried it.


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You still haven't said what soil you've used in the pots for these plants, but the insects you're seeing, if they're really white and don't fly, could be root aphids or simply soil mites. If the plants are obviously suffering, go and buy some sterilized potting soil (any proprietary ones will be sterilised) take the plants out of their pots, sit them in ...


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Without a picture of the soil and the insects it is very hard to tell but the most likely identification is: fungus gnats: see here and here overwatering is the most common problem with house plants and wet soil encourages fungus gnats If your plants are outside and getting too much water that would match the wilted look the leaves have. The roots are ...


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No, there isn't. Most of the evidence you mention is anecdotal, or as you suggest, harks back to the 1920's, apart from the first and the final one you list. The penultimate one is again, anecdotal, but the writer suggests he is continuing to monitor the effects of geraniol, or at least the amount present in Ivy Geranium leaves, and its efficacy. In truth, ...


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I'm using traps made of plastic pipes as tunnels for voles. The traps have bait that is attractive to voles, rats, and mice. I got the traps and bait from: volecontrol.com. Their bait is safe for most animals that might eat the voles after they eat the bait; that "poison" is Warfarin, a blood thinner for humans. However, the voles just kept eating the bait, ...



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