On Sat, 16 Jun 2007 01:44:41 -0000, " firstname.lastname@example.org"
I used to spend an hour every day inspecting my plants and squishing
CPB. The trick is to find the eggs, orange clusters on the bottom of
the leaves, and scrape them off. If you get the eggs there will be no
larvae which do most of the damage. It is a time consuming but
If you choose a chemical solution, Imidan will do the trick. READ THE
My Pop used to plant marigolds around his potato plants. Swore that they
repelled the potato bugs. Funny thing is - he never had a problem with the
bugs. I did the same thing and it didn't work very well, helped a little,
but not much.................yeah, I know - not much help from me there. I
have done what John said about the eggs - that works well if you find all
Never heard of Imidan but will check it out today. I've been picking
the big buggers and what eggs I can find for weeks but yesterday they
seemed to be everywhere all of a sudden. what a pest!
Yeah, I looked today and couldn't find Imidan anywhere. Found Sevin
and it says it will control CPB but I wonder. Didn't buy that but I
will tomorrow because I am desperate. They are into the egg plants
Here in Australia, I understand Sevin was placed on the banned list many
years ago. A google search reveals the likely reason/s:
Carbaryl (Sevin (R)) Suspected animal carcinogen. When given to
several species of pregnant animals has also caused defects in their
offspring. May cause kidney damage. Causes acute nervous system effects.
Carbaryl is acutely toxic to honeybees and can destroy colonies of
bees that are foraging in an area where the chemical has been applied.
Honey on your breakfast toast, anyone?
John Savage (my news address is not valid for email)
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