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    Has anyone tryed using a flea/tick bomb in a room/garage with you infected plants....

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    I've been trying pyrethrum - an extract of chysanthemum - with no real results (except it kills the tentacles on Drosera real fast.) I kill the aphids I see, but they show up on some other plant later. They've already taken my Ping/Utric/Drosera tray and a flat of squash seedlings... I'm seriously thinking about moving my grow rack into the storage room outside and giving all my plants a blast of insecticide. Where have you put your plants to be treated with Orthene, Steve?
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    Where they live. In my back yard. Pour the orthene in, and the aphids move out.
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    I spray Othene 75sp (mixed with water) on the plants where they sit in the g/h. ...make sure they all have enough water first though. Cause you ain't going back in there for a while. LOL I dunno about other forms of orthene... but this kind smells pretty darn bad. [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img] But yes. Is perfecty effective. And I've had it harm none of my plants. (This is the same stuff Tamlin mentioned using... I sent him some to try...)
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    Bob: I hope you are right.. its sure easier to spray Orthene than to submerse plants.

    Nevermore: No I havent.

    Joe: I haven't done anything special with the plants I have treated with the Orthene. In fact the ones I did treat are sitting side by side with other plants I did not treat.

    Andrew:.. yes.. Orthene has the most foul smell.. lmao

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    Quote Originally Posted by [b
    Quote[/b] (Nevermore @ Mar. 11 2005,9:11)]Has anyone tryed using a flea/tick bomb in a room/garage with you infected plants....
    Dude, calm down! [img]http://www.**********.com/iB_html/non-cgi/emoticons/new/smile_n_32.gif[/img]

    Pyrethum extract is the same as rape seed oil. Does anyone know another name for orthene (sp?), I can't seem to find any where I live. Malthion, pyrethum, and a dozen of other insecticides, but no orthene.

    Also doew anyone know of an insecticide made exclusively for mites (ie. miticide), or one that is particularly effective against mites?

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    The only reason I ask about the flea/tick bomb.. is that I have 2 decent sized ficus trees and a umbrella plant in the house that had a bad case of scale. So much where the carpet starts to get sticky from all the dew that they drop.

    So i put them in my garage.. set off 2 bug bombs, that you get at any big box store, and after the set amount of time, airing out... all of the scale just dried up and I hosed them off. It worked perfectly... haven't had any come back since I did this.. and to no harm of the plants.

    Not to say that CPs aren't going to have any side effects.... but I thought it would be worth a shot since the gas obviously gets in all the cracks and such.

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    I've used a cat flea collar to great effect, as suggested in The Savage Garden. Suspend it so it doesn't touch the plant or soil, and keep it in an enclosed space.
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