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JUNE BUGS
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min    Posted 07-01-2003 at 15:42:36       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Does anybody know an easy effective way to rid your yard of June bugs?


Sid    Posted 07-01-2003 at 19:28:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Set a large pan of water a round tub is even better under the yard light. Our bug light gets rid of a lot of bugs. Then get some ducks or guinnies or chickens will eat them too.


buck    Posted 07-01-2003 at 18:59:54       [Reply]  [No Email]

Back about 1950 this big white goose took by residence on our farm and man was that one mean critter. Nothing was spared from its pecking and floggin. Don't know what ever happened to it-well we probably ate it but the grown ups wouldnt say. Any way that thing sure could gobble up some june bugs and while it was at it it left us kids alone. I liked the june bugs better because we could tie a string to them and have fun.


Ron,Ar    Posted 07-01-2003 at 18:31:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Get out in the yard just after dark by a light, use a badmitton racket, it'll knock them into next month, August I think.


Lazy Al    Posted 07-01-2003 at 17:25:27       [Reply]  [No Email]
Just this year I put Milky spoor on the yard
It's supposed to start working next year . It kills the grubs and then the grubs give off more spoors and it supposed to keep working for
ten years Do a search on milky spoor and see what
you think . I will tell you next year if it works here cause the moles should leave .
Al


E. Ray    Posted 07-02-2003 at 06:49:10       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Did a search for Milky spoor and am unclear. Please, explain to me......thanks.....E. Ray


Matt    Posted 07-02-2003 at 08:44:06       [Reply]  [No Email]
Milky spore aka Bacillus Popilliae is a disease only to japanese beetle grubs and has no effects on adult beeltes. The way it works is that the bacteria reproduces and fills the grubs body causing it to starve itself to death. The reason it is called milky spore is because the grubs blood turns a milky color. It takes about 2 weeks to start seeing results, assuming that you have japanese beetle grubs.


Lazy Al    Posted 07-02-2003 at 07:34:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
Like I said this is the first year I tried it.
some people swear by it and others don't.
I bought it in a can of 10 oz or so and went on each side of my front yard and marked off four foot spots with that marking paint then ran a string accross and marked every four foot on it
then I just moved the string along the side spots and put a teaspoon on the marks on the string .
It is supposed to get into the grubs and make them taste bad plus kill them and when they die
they give off more spoors and spreads out to infect the whole area . then it's suppose to last
for a long time . Then the moles leave .
Some times those grubs get so thick that they kill the grass . Take a shovel and skim off some sod and see if you have grubs . or if you have moles and /or skunks screwing up your yard you have grubs
They say Milky spoor does not kill or effect
worms though .
I will know more next year from experince rather from reading and word of mouth .
hope this helps
Al


Jimbob    Posted 07-01-2003 at 20:44:34       [Reply]  [No Email]
Free ranging chickens eat them like M&Ms.


Ivey    Posted 07-01-2003 at 17:28:54       [Reply]  [No Email]
Milky spore will kill grasshoppers too. And japanese beetles.


Vic    Posted 07-01-2003 at 16:38:45       [Reply]  [No Email]
Ducks and toad frogs work really well and do not mess up the nature thing.


Robert    Posted 07-01-2003 at 16:01:10       [Reply]  [No Email]
Put Diazion (sp?) crystals on your lawn. It will kill the big grubs that live in the ground that turn into june bugs.

I think Ortho had a product called "bug be gone" for this very purpose. I bet it is just diazion crystalls that's in it.

BTW, your too late, it's july now! :>)

Robert


Matt    Posted 07-02-2003 at 08:51:20       [Reply]  [No Email]
If i'm not mistaken Diazinon is no longer for sale to the general publis as of the first of this year due to the fact that it has an LD50 of 3.0 for birds meaning that is is very deadly to them.


Les...fortunate    Posted 07-01-2003 at 15:51:07       [Reply]  [No Email]
July?
Sorry, I couldn't he'p myself. I was hoping your posting was going to be about the Bugs Bunny marathon on the Cartoon network which I didn't catch even a minute of this year.
Talk to your farm supply people. I'm sure there is a pizen that would work but I'm not sure it would be worth it.


Cindi    Posted 07-02-2003 at 03:10:37       [Reply]  [No Email]
Lol Les. You crack me up. I hate those dang kamikaze things. They never fail to slam into my forehead when I go out after dark. Then they get all tangled up in my hair, and even though I know they're harmless it's just the ickiest feeling to have something bzz bzzz bzzzzing around in your hair, with those sticky little feet.

The only thing worse is the little green tree frogs that paste themselves to the front of the house, and bail off on you when you walk out the door. When mosquito season is in full swing, there will be thousands of them out there.


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