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Old 04-14-2012, 05:31 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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DH was just talking about that just now.......he's worried that it will kill the kitties.
We have all the stuff to set it up.....
It won't kill the kitties. The charge is very short and only bites. How my oldest daughter almost learned some foul language. She was a slow learner and got bit a lot. If looks could kill I'd be dead. I would forget a few times and I got bit myself. The current is regulated to do no harm. At least the model I used was.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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just wondering, seeing we have never had a problem before I wonder if they could have come in the top soil we bought this year?
From memory only, cutworms are found in sod or pasture land. New gardens where sod was previously will most likely be full of cut worms.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:48 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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just wondering, seeing we have never had a problem before I wonder if they could have come in the top soil we bought this year?
Was it bagged soil?
I do believe that is sterilized, but if you bought loose bulk, they could have very well come in that.
I've found them in my compost heap.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:49 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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It won't kill the kitties. The charge is very short and only bites. How my oldest daughter almost learned some foul language. She was a slow learner and got bit a lot. If looks could kill I'd be dead. I would forget a few times and I got bit myself. The current is regulated to do no harm. At least the model I used was.
Good to know, I have been keeping him updated on everything you have been saying, sure do appreciate it.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:51 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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Good to know, I have been keeping him updated on everything you have been saying, sure do appreciate it.
If such fence chargers would even kill varmints they would most likely already be outlawed.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:53 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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If such fence chargers would even kill varmints they would most likely already be outlawed.
You know that, and I know that, but telling him is a different story.
He's mighty fond of the kitties, although he wouldnt say so.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Covington County, Alabama
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You know that, and I know that, but telling him is a different story.
He's mighty fond of the kitties, although he wouldnt say so.
It would keep the kitties from using the garden as a litter pan.
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Old 04-14-2012, 05:57 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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It would keep the kitties from using the garden as a litter pan.
LMBO!
You wouldnt believe it, but they prefer the sand thats over the septic tank.
Go figure!
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Old 04-15-2012, 02:24 AM
 
Location: The Great State of Arkansas
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just wondering, seeing we have never had a problem before I wonder if they could have come in the top soil we bought this year?
Nita, we have them too - I brought in some garden soil but no topsoil - I think it's just what it is, a buggy and wormy year.

FWIW, my grandfather used to sprinkle the garden very heavily with cornmeal to control cutworms. Not sure how it worked - maybe a parallel to the "ants eat quick grits and blow up" theory? Anyway, that was part of his regular gardening regimen.

I had (yes, "had", past tense!) a pepper plant that was growing quite well - very lovely - in a bed or 12 pepper plants. Got up Friday to it being STRIPPED, but the rest are intact. Or they were last night. I figure I have sacrificed a few pans of cornbread to make things right out there - and now this storm is blowing in, so who knows if it will do any good? I have beer out there too - surely something will get my worms and send them on to their great reward.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:00 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Nita, we have them too - I brought in some garden soil but no topsoil - I think it's just what it is, a buggy and wormy year.

FWIW, my grandfather used to sprinkle the garden very heavily with cornmeal to control cutworms. Not sure how it worked - maybe a parallel to the "ants eat quick grits and blow up" theory? Anyway, that was part of his regular gardening regimen.

I had (yes, "had", past tense!) a pepper plant that was growing quite well - very lovely - in a bed or 12 pepper plants. Got up Friday to it being STRIPPED, but the rest are intact. Or they were last night. I figure I have sacrificed a few pans of cornbread to make things right out there - and now this storm is blowing in, so who knows if it will do any good? I have beer out there too - surely something will get my worms and send them on to their great reward.
Keep us posted on the cornmeal thing, please?
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