Skip to comments.What kind of insect is this? (Vanity)
Posted on 06/21/2008 8:06:46 AM PDT by GreenAccord
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Diatomaceous earth will get rid of them. PLUS it’s good for all plants,trees etc. Kills fleas, ticks, internal worms.
Just hope you dont find one of these on your lounger.
dont forget the ice pick....
If they're orangish in color (not to confuse them with the reddish lady bug) they're Asian Lady beetles. Over the past few years here in Michigan they have increased astronomically. Except last year there didn't seem to be too many of them. Usually when it starts to get cold in the fall we would see them all over the warm buildings........and they bite too but not bad.
I'm familiar with the Asian Lady Beetles because they appeared all over my son's college dorm in Minnesota. Apparently they prefer to land on light-colored buildings.
will the soap and water work on all flowers, trees, etc.?
Pretty much. Most plants are very tolerant of a mild soap mix.
I know it kills aphids, I’m not sure about spiders or ants or whatever.
DDT works quite well on all kinds of bugs, but I’m not sharing what little I have left. ;)
Soapy water in a pump up sprayer also works on a lot of insects and the infamous killer bees too!
Thanks. I’ll try it today.
I had this same problem. I found a very effective solution. If you shoot a bunch of M-80’s up into the tree with a slingshot, right after lighting each one, the leaves will be blown off of the tree. The little critters will promptly go elsewhere in their search for foilage. I also find that a tumbler of whiskey beforehand really improves my aim & proficiency. Good Luck!
I believe that this might be an Obama conspiracy to eliminate all the white aphids. Don’t fall for for
Yes. Diatomaceous earth is good, but be careful to NOT get it in your eyes. It is sharp little critter skeletons that can cut the eyeball; so wash your hands after handling it and keep it away from children.
I put it in jar lids and hide them under furniture where no one can get to them. Bugs crawl into the lid and get cut up and killed by the shards. (I also add a little bit of powdered sugar to the diatomaceous earth and I think it further attracts bugs.) It also lasts forever unlike those little expensive roach hotels. - I’ve even dusted it along under the carpet along the floor trim in my rooms where bugs crawl along. We have been in this house for almost 23 yrs. and have no bug problem of any sort, and without ever having to call the Orkin man.
Watch out! You try to exterminate these and Obama will yell racism.
Thanks! I'm going home and trying this as soon as I get done here at work! I figure with your solution, and my buddy telling me how to clear scrub brush from around the garage using gasoline and a matchbook, I'm set!!!
So the question now is: What gets rid of them?
Find the hottest pepper you can purchase, boil it, drain through a sifter. Place the liquid contents in a spray bottle and, apply to plants.
Vanilla and peppermint will do the same thing.
Soap and water is the answer. Soap (like Dawn dish soap) is an emulsifier, ie. it cuts grease. Bugs are exoskeletal (bones on the outside) and the emulsifier allows oil to mix with water. So, the oils lubricating their joints goes away and the bug dies. I know people who wash their cats and dogs in Dawn to kill fleas.
Funny... it looks like a legged insect... but at first blush, I thought it looked like one of those swampwater shrimps. ;)
Thanks for the advice. I have an old feeder sprayer that I’ll use on the trees tomorrow. Last week, I actually end up on my 2nd story roof spraying the pesticide which gives me the ability to spray down onto the tops of the trees. I’ll tempt fate and climb up there again with the soapy mixture.
I thought the soapy water was hydrophilic (it loves water and wants more).
And as soon as it hit the bug, it sucks all the water out of them, and they almost immediately die of dehydration.
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