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Discussion in 'General Outdoor Growing' started by Joken, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Jul 18, 2017 #1

    Joken

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    Tried a 50/50 mix with 90% rubbing alcohol and water. I soaked the heck out of some leaves and it did no damage. Kills bugs, but won't prevent their return.
    This isn't new information, but it may be helpful to someone.
     
  2. Jul 19, 2017 #2

    RubyRed

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    How are they looking today?
     
  3. Aug 10, 2017 #3

    Joken

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    I was murdering bugs today with alcohol and water and decided to add some neem oil as a sticker. It is soluble in the mix and works very well.
     
  4. Aug 10, 2017 #4

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    What are you killing Joken?
     
  5. Aug 11, 2017 #5

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    :confused2: He/she said " Killing Bugs " :rolleyes:
     
  6. Aug 15, 2017 #6

    Joken

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    Flea Beetles! I found them in my wife's nasturtium's so I sprayed them and pulled them up. The thousands of beetles that escaped went to my plants. I have killed almost all of them by various means. The alcohol mix, I use in a spray bottle between treatments with other organic insecticides. They are a bit larger than a pin head and jump like a flea. They destroyed the nasturtium's
     
  7. Aug 16, 2017 #7

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    Sorry to hear about the nasturtium's. glad you got the girls under control...Right?...how about a picture of what ya dealing with?
     
  8. Aug 16, 2017 #8

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    Sounds nasty!!!
     

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