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Response to Curmudgeoness (Reply #2)

Sun Jul 8, 2012, 01:17 PM

3. Probably IS a bit of overkill BUT the diatomaceous earth is easier to sprinkle from a distance

(I rigged up a measuring cup on a bamboo stake!) and it helped me to find the hole for the honey quickly in the dark the next night, minimizing the time I needed to stand near the opening to slowly pour it all in (I do the pouring in total darkness and the diatomaceous just after sundown.)

Speaking of overkill, last year I also poured in a few cups of Mosquito Barrier (a strong garlic repellant) when nothing happened the first night. I guess the "creature" wasn't put off by it b/c he dig up the nest anyway, but I decided to eliminate it this year and see if honey alone would do it.

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