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Old 05-20-2009, 07:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Well,
now Im pretty shure about dark side of banana growing in Croatia!!!
SNAILS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-20-2009, 08:04 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Give them a beer party! They love beer and it kills them.
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They are not fond of epsom salts either!!!!

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In our shops there are these parasites that feed on snails. Do you have something like that in your shops?
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Third rainy day.
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Are they big enough to eat?
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I dont know. Didnt catch any!!!
I was too slow again. But I ll get them one day.
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Copper is supposed to deter snails/slugs. If it's in a pot put a copper strip around the rim, unless they are breeding in the pot in which case nematodes as jack daw says.
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I have BUGS now!!!
Litlle white ones. Thousands!!! My ensetes are turned in uglly gray-brown plants in a two days.
Need solution on this ASP.
Insecticide? Cut to corm?
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Some years here we get white fly on tomatoes etc. Try spraying the plant off with hose and insecticidal soap.
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Thanks Bob,
just what is "hose"?
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Hollow rubber tube you spray water from the house with.
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In the past I have used these Dcollate predatory snails in my veggie gardens with great results. Just make sure they are legal for your area. The beer method works great too. Take some cheap beer and cut the cans in half, burry them so the snails can climb in for a swim and collect the dead ones in the morning. The more beer traps you place the more slugs you kill!

Here is one source for the predator snails but there are many places you can buy them.

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In the past I have used these Decollate predatory snails in my veggie gardens with great results. Just make sure they are legal for your area. The beer method works great too. Take some cheap beer and cut the cans in half, burry them so the snails can climb in for a swim and collect the dead ones in the morning. The more beer traps you place the more slugs you kill!

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If you can find a product containing metaldehyde, go for it! I don't use pesticides usually, but this stuff is great! The snails will come out in the daylight to eat it. I used to buy the snail bait in the can, but I can't find it anymore and bought Ortho Bug-Geta in it's stead. It comes in little pellets and you could put one tiny pellet on the concrete and have piles of snails around it after a few hours of night. This is, of course, if you have snail infestations like I've had the last two springs.
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One is allready cut .
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:13 AM   #17 (permalink)
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One is allready cut .
If you post the pics, we might better assess what type of bug it is and what would be the best protection...

Edit: Ante, soap always kills anything superficial, but it mustn't get to the roots, otherwise it will force deformed growth!
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Sort of leaf flys. I sprayed them with insecticide and have to repeat that again for every tree days beacouse of larves. But should work after 2-3 times. We will see.
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Sort of leaf flys. I sprayed them with insecticide and have to repeat that again for every tree days beacouse of larves. But should work after 2-3 times. We will see.
DalmatianSOAP, use SOAP if it doesn't work, 'cause it's better than insecticide. The problem with pests and ants is that they adapt quickly. What killed those 2 weeks ago might be useless now etc.

I hope they vanish, but I doubt that if they come sometime in the future, it will work.

The advantage with the soap is, that it doesn't kill with it's chemistry, it simply creates a very thin layer (so it should be out of rain!) and keeps the pest inside. Not only that when they eat it, they will be poisoned, but also this layer prohibits the air to be created for a short time (1 or 2 days) and to exist there for a short time, so the plant is unharmed, yet the bugs are gonna die with horrible, suffocating death.

And this works with any generation, 'cause they can't change their breathing system.

BTW. Hose = hadica
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nice info. Is it good for spidermite 2? How mutch soap for 1l of water. Jack pleas read my tread about cut leaves of new lasiocarpa pups before placement in containers. Need some answers.
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