Aphids

Discussion in 'Canadian Patients' started by Rusher, Oct 12, 2017.

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    Rusher

    Rusher Well-Known Member

    I just popped open 1 of the 4 bags of Gaia Green I bought locally about 2 months ago and it seems the owner of the store had kept them outside during the worst aphid year we have had in a long time. I have them everywhere in my flower room, and veg cabinet now. Great. The business operator will not accept a return.

    My question is this; I have heard tell that once the temps get well below 0 deg C on the permanent outside (should be this week or next for me) I can just leave them outside for a week to kill the bugs in the bags? Or is this just another internet rumor, and I should toss the whole shebang?

    I wouldn't usually care, but for 35$ a bag, I would like to save it if I can.

    Thoughts?
     
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    redi jedi

    redi jedi Well-Known Member

    Toss it in the frezzer maybe?...the logic is sound IMO.
     
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    Rusher

    Rusher Well-Known Member

    Hmmm - Mrs. Rusher has been on me about buying another deep freeze for the basement. Maybe I get a little larger one than she wanted, and use it for bug-killing as well.

    So you think it will work? Damn I hope you're right.
     
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    redi jedi

    redi jedi Well-Known Member

    Unless aphids are like house flys...it should?
     
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    GrowRock

    GrowRock Well-Known Member

    You can also try putting orange lemon lime peel in the bag most insects hate citrus
     
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    The Hippy

    The Hippy Well-Known Member

    I've used that trick in the goats underwear.
     
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    GrowRock

    GrowRock Well-Known Member

    For smell or the gift that keeps giving crabs lol and I don't mean the tasty kind from the ocean
     
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    The Hippy

    The Hippy Well-Known Member

    Neither....he just wants his balls to smell like lemons he said. In case romance rears it's head.
     
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    zoic

    zoic Well-Known Member

    Try mixing in some diatomaceous soil, it will kill the aphids and maybe any other bugs you encounter.
     
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    gb123

    gb123 Well-Known Member

    same stuff we used n our pool filter system
    roaches hate it as well,,,,when they clean each other the glass particles actually cut their shells.. :)
     
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