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loribeck
True Blue Farmgirl

588 Posts

Lori
Alvordton 36
USA
588 Posts

Posted - Aug 02 2019 :  5:30:29 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
My goodness Vicki! Where did you learn all this stuff? Thank you so much for sharing with us. I have some of the Dr. Bonners Peppermint soap and 3 dogs in the house. I love learning all the things you all have to share.
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Nov 17 2019 :  09:30:22 AM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Well I'm in Florida for the winter and the ants are bad! I've resorted to using liquid poisoning brand name TERRO. It's great for black ants of all sizes. The red ant that stings isn't a fan and through trial and error the only thing working is double bagging in zipplocks and spraying the corners and crevices with garlicky vinegar! They are ruthless and will cut into a bag of any sent for the products inside! Crazy for wheat and oats but aren't interested in grains and gluten free items? Go figure! Suckers bite! Got into Qtips and linens!

Farmgirl#7588 Fishgirl Farm Chapter member.
Laughter makes the heart strong!
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Jan 18 2020 :  07:21:00 AM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Ants completely gone! Happy for now. Did you know that vinegar actually eliminate any odors around the house? Put small amount on cotton ball and put in areas that need to be done. Won't be able to smell odors and will dry out and not smell the vinegar. Cleaning with it will also kill mildew and mold spores! Have a great morning also!

Farmgirl#7588 Fishgirl Farm Chapter member.
Laughter makes the heart strong!
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2020 :  7:51:16 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Bleach one part to ten parts water is a disinfectant that the WHO says will kill the virus. Make a cookies sheet for by the door and walk through the disinfectant to the shower curtain and chair to take off your shoes before going through the house. Wipe down hard surfaces plastic and stainless steel especially. Lysol sprayed on and left for a few minutes to kill virus is also effective. Gloves are a must for getting gas and groceries! Throw them away outside of car. Wear a pretty Bandana like a cowboy would to help cut down on anything in the air. Be safe laies! Wash your hands and wipe down regularly!

Farmgirl#7588 Fishgirl Farm Chapter member.
Laughter makes the heart strong!
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5189 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5189 Posts

Posted - Mar 26 2020 :  11:07:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Vicki thanks for the good info. Check the bleach bottle label - not all bleach disinfects.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Red Tractor Girl
True Blue Farmgirl

4760 Posts

Winnie
Gainesville Fl
USA
4760 Posts

Posted - Mar 28 2020 :  1:54:17 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank-you Vicki for all these great ideas!! Using alternative pest solutions is a very important thing to our environment.

Winnie #3109
Red Tractor Girl
Farm Sister of the Year 2014-2015
FGOTM- October 2018
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Apr 01 2020 :  7:57:02 PM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote

I want to share this chart as it is a good reference for Natural Pest Control.
Spring is sprung come the the flowers and the bugs.

Farmgirl#7588 Fishgirl Farm Chapter member.
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YellowRose
True Blue Farmgirl

5189 Posts

Sara
Paris TX
USA
5189 Posts

Posted - Apr 02 2020 :  05:18:25 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks Vicki for posting the chart. I grow some of the herbs plus penny-royal which is in the mint family and insect repellent.

Sara~~~ FarmGirl Sister #6034 8/25/14
FarmGirl of the Month Sept 2015. & Feb 2019

Lord put your arm around my shoulders and your hand over my mouth.

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Tchr66
True Blue Farmgirl

195 Posts

Terri
Clarington Ohio
USA
195 Posts

Posted - May 03 2020 :  1:20:37 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thank you Vicki, I am going to try some of these. Do you think planting more mint will help rid me of some of my ants?

As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord
Joshua 24:15
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2020 :  05:03:42 AM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Tchr66 - Terri yes mint will help but is an invasive grower so beside to contain it with a hoarder or in planters. Or love it and let it go all over! Lol! I'm back in the cabin for the summer! Yay! Irish Spring soap seemed to work it's magic in chunks placed around the corners and no settlers for the winter! Amazing!Time to clean the house and get the summer on!

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StitchinWitch
True Blue Farmgirl

1011 Posts

Judith
Galt CA
USA
1011 Posts

Posted - Jun 08 2020 :  12:45:54 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I sunk an old tire in the ground and planted the mint in it to keep it from growing all over the yard.

Judith

7932
Happiness is Homemade
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2020 :  10:15:27 AM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
I love the recycling of old tires! Good job

Edited by - Krissel on Jun 20 2020 10:31:34 AM
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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Jun 20 2020 :  10:16:25 AM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Stitchinwitch that's perfect!

Fishgirl Farm Chapter
Laughter makes the heart strong!
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City Chick
True Blue Farmgirl

1322 Posts

Deb
Chattanooga TN
USA
1322 Posts

Posted - Jun 27 2020 :  09:49:45 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Great chart! Ticks are so bad here.

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Krissel
True Blue Farmgirl

232 Posts

Vicki K
Sturbridge Mass
USA
232 Posts

Posted - Jun 28 2020 :  08:14:11 AM  Show Profile  Send Krissel a Yahoo! Message  Reply with Quote
Thanks and I hope it helps.

Fishgirl Farm
Farmgirl#7855
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