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  [Aroid-l] Little black bugs eating Alocasias
From: agavestar at covad.net (Michael Mahan) on 2007.10.12 at 11:05:01(16465)
Try Orange oil in slight concentrations with a small amount of soap added.
I use Zep Citrus cleaner & degreaser concentrate @ Home Depot . gallon jug
$8.00 lasts for a years ( no need for soap with this product) as it has a
surfacent in it .. use 50/25 to one in a spray bottle , I have even
sprayed Orchid blooms with the stuff to kill mealies with no damage at all
to the blooms .I've used it in a garden sprayer to spray every plant in my
greenhouse to kill off all the white fly at once . kills on contact .
dissolves the exoskeleton of insects instantly even in slight concentrations
. Here in California they are now using it for termite control . Best part
it's Non-toxic in the deluded form . best ant killer I've ever found ..
flood a pot infected with a nest of ants, no harm at all to the plant,
ants/queens are history in short order THE BEST PART ! Smells great .
the greenhouse smells like oranges after I'm done .
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