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Old 07-05-2017, 02:34 PM
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Sharp, horticultural diatomaceous earth can be a good barrier, as can copper foil ribbons, wrapped around bench legs.

If you cannot set up barriers, iron phosphate baits can be quite effective.
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Sharp, horticultural diatomaceous earth can be a good barrier, as can copper foil ribbons, wrapped around bench legs.

If you cannot set up barriers, iron phosphate baits can be quite effective.
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If memory serves me,Ray had a "coffee brew" concoction that he mentioned either on his site or here. I used it on sluggy masdevallias few yrs back and it worked. Perhaps he'll comment again about it. PS...this is poured directly thru the medium BTW.

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Beer traps work pretty well too. It takes a while to reduce the population significantly though.
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If memory serves me,Ray had a "coffee brew" concoction that he mentioned either on his site or here. I used it on sluggy masdevallias few yrs back and it worked. Perhaps he'll comment again about it. PS...this is poured directly thru the medium BTW.
Yes, I collected the dregs from the coffee pot each day in a milk jug, to which I added about 10% rubbing alcohol to keep mold at bay.
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Yes, I collected the dregs from the coffee pot each day in a milk jug, to which I added about 10% rubbing alcohol to keep mold at bay.
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Can I use fresh coffee?We only drink instant coffee. But I have some ground coffee that I can try.
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Can I use fresh coffee?We only drink instant coffee. But I have some ground coffee that I can try.
Glad Ray gave you his recipe. I actually used brewed,cold coffee but the strength eludes me. However ,it did the trick.
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I'm with Ray on the use of diatomaceous earth. I use it for both slug and also insect control. It's wonderful stuff.
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