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Old 05-25-2019, 11:45 AM
 
Location: Myrtle Creek, Oregon
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A great control for ticks is Guinea fowl. Unfortunately, they also make great predator bait.
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Old 05-25-2019, 02:48 PM
 
Location: D.C.
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Best stuff I’ve ever used and seen for that matter is TalStr-P. Hands down has saved us now for a few years from bugs getting inside the home and from destroying our landscaping. 1 ounce per gallon, and no more ticks, chiggars, mosquitoes (best as can be for them), lace bugs, spiders and spider mites on trees, etc. great stuff! When we moved into this house in 2015, we had a real ant problem via the rotten patio door. Once a year I’ll spray the exterior foundation of the home (12 inches or so)....never had a bug inside since. Garage houses our trash cans, ants galore, but once a year spray along the concrete apron of the garage floor, and 0% ants.

Also seems to keep the copper head snakes out of our yard (we live near two rivers). Neighbors have the occasional copper head in their yard...not us. I guess it’s the talstr p doing it.

We have a non-verbal child. Ticks (lime disease) and snake bites just can’t happen for us..
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Old 05-25-2019, 03:30 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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I have far too much animal traffic here to deal with them this year.
Every animal listed above, and then a few.
Maybe next year.

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Also seems to keep the copper head snakes out of our yard (we live near two rivers). Neighbors have the occasional copper head in their yard...not us. I guess it’s the talstr p doing it.
Copperheads are attracted to certain bugs (especially cicada) and things that are near bug size.
Remove the bugs (in a fairly wide area), and the copperheads will look for a better eatery.
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Old 05-25-2019, 08:04 PM
 
Location: Eugene, Oregon
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The many birds that are attracted to my natural yard, that is filled with trees, shrubs and flowers, take care of the bugs. Last night, a squadron of tiny wrens did a sweep of my back patio and got all the spiders.
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Old 05-29-2019, 08:58 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I've been happy with Sevin Dust in my garden. First sign of hornworms and cabbage worms I dusted it.
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Old 05-29-2019, 04:06 PM
 
Location: SE corner of the Ozark Redoubt
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I've been happy with Sevin Dust in my garden. First sign of hornworms and cabbage worms I dusted it.
good, except that for 12000 sq feet, I would need about 84 cu feet of it, which is just about the volume of a pick up truck bed.

I appreciate the help, but have already decided on pyrethrin in the grassy areas. Then Bifenthrin 7.9% under the decks and around the periphery.
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