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Posted: Mar/28/2007 6:36 PM PST
I've been out of touch for quite a while. I'll post what's been going on in a more appropriate forum.
My question of the moment, is: Does anyone have any suggestions as to what to do about deer ticks in containers? I've got a bunch of containers. My purpose is to grow pretty things. The squirrels use them as their playground/cafeteria. I use red pepper to discourage them, but rock-headed souls that they are, it doesn't faze them for long.
I am blaming the tree-rats for leaving deer ticks in my containers. I was working with a couple (containers, not ticks) on Sunday. I was very itchy on Sunday night, and last night found a deer tick latched on in my armpit. (yes, I had showered in the meantime, but hadn't noticed the little bugger.) It was Hell getting the little beast off. I've got a big old reddened area. I will be keeping an eye out for Lyme disease symptoms.
Anyway, does anyone have any suggestions as to how to kill the buggers in my containers? I really don't want to throw out the dirt, I usually refresh it every year with compost, etc. Ideas, anyone?
Love to all, glad to be back!:banana-wa
Posted: Mar/28/2007 6:57 PM PST
I found this, I would do a google search on any of the listed products...I had to find something organic Don't want to hurt the furry rats, hehe...
Spray the infested site with one of the organic mound drench products such as Garden-Ville Auntie Fuego, Nature's Guide Mound Drench or any citrus oil, compost tea, and molasses mix. For tick problems spray up on shrubs, trunks of trees, sides of buildings, as well.
Location: Zone 5 .....between Rosebud and Owensville, Missou
Posted: Mar/28/2007 7:01 PM PST
try pouring ammonia thru it?....When I pull them off my clothes or wherever, I have a baby food jar of ammonia to kill them...(they survive flushing) ...maybe clorox or Lysol would work..( see what kills a wandering tick in a jar of anything you can close,. for safety).............interesting problem...if they are stuck to you, coat them with oil or a bit of vaseline..they can't breathe and then you can remove them later without ill effects