Hi George and eFriends,
In my ongoing fight with swarms of earwigs, I have some
progress to report. And maybe this will help George
with his stink bugs.
Yesterday, I filled my Smith 190285 spray canaster with ~1/2
cup dish soap (7th gen free and clear) and ~4 Tablespoons
of Cayenne pepper. Then I waited for dark and the
daemon span to come out. The idea was for the soap to
suffocate them and the Cayenne to repel them.
On my radish patch, it actually looked like they were
socializing with each other. I killed ~100 to 150
of them. Then I waited another two hours to see if they
would all come back, as they have before. I only found
a few stragglers.
Sprayed my sprouting cups too. Killed about 20 over there.
Got another 20 or so one of my hollyhocks that they have
taken a liking to.
Today, I went out after dark again. I killed ~20: one here,
one there. And none were back on my radish patch or
my one hollyhock (I have about 20 hollyhocks total).
Two had found my sprouting cups and got the soapy hot
I love the way the Smith 190285 spray foams up the dragon's
brew. I think it reduces the amount you need and
makes it more effective.
When my traps get here, it should take care of the
If you guys decide to do this, be careful of the cayenne
pepper, it is like mace.
Interesting, by this afternoon, the ants had cleaned up
all the daemon spawn carcasses. Now how to get ants to
If I can get my zukes to grow after all the munching on
them, the squash bugs are in for a real surprise!
Oh, and I almost forgot: death to earwigs!