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Old October 17, 2017   #1
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Default Mixed up right here in the sink ....

So I thought I saw the first signs of white fly! I do not want to go through that again. So I checked the local HD and Lowe's, no yellow sticky traps. I'm an impatient sort and couldn't wait for the Amazon Man to deliver. I didn't want Those Who Shall Be Nameless gain a foothold. So made my own.

I had yellow construction paper from project of my wife's and cooked corn syrup and water down to a sticky sludge. I added a smidge of petroleum jelly to increase its viscosity. Punched some holes and painted it on the paper. Voila! Yellow sticky traps!
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Lets us know how it works for you.

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Yes, it would be great if I don't have to buy them.
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Ooh, I hope that works. I make my own, too, but I use yellow plastic cups from the party store and a rubber-cement-like coating that has to be mail-ordered: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tanglefoo...588A/301531540
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Ooh, I hope that works. I make my own, too, but I use yellow plastic cups from the party store and a rubber-cement-like coating that has to be mail-ordered: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tanglefoo...588A/301531540
Did you see this review for the tanglefoot? I laughed out loud and my cat stared at me, lol

"After 3 days, the cutter ants had figured out to cut the leaves and lay the pieces over the glue. Bought 3 cans, only have one left. These boogers are smart! It's good stuff, but the y are smarter than it's creator. I will continue to buy it because so far it's the best that I have found on the market."

Cutter ants must be really smart, lol. I got a kick out of this.
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You can also just use the Vaseline alone, it works great!
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Ooh, I hope that works. I make my own, too, but I use yellow plastic cups from the party store and a rubber-cement-like coating that has to be mail-ordered: http://www.homedepot.com/p/Tanglefoo...588A/301531540
I too use Tanglefoot. I put it on old Christmas ornaments and hang them in the greenhouse. It works far better than anything else I have tried.
I also put Tanglefoot on the rim of clear cups that have a little fruit juice in them. Works great to eliminate fruit flies in the kitchen or any place I am storing fruit.
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Sadly, I went out this morning, and it no longer is sticky. Oh well back to the drawing board
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Hi Bert,
The title you used to start this thread "Mixed up right here in the sink ....", brought the following song to mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WHYEyiPLfM
I wonder what them white flies are doing now.
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Needs mineral oil.
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Hi Bert,
The title you used to start this thread "Mixed up right here in the sink ....", brought the following song to mind.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2WHYEyiPLfM
I wonder what them white flies are doing now.
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That's exactly what I was thinking
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Needs mineral oil.
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Care to elaborate?
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Care to elaborate?
It is a joke, I use mineral oil and kerosene for everything and post about it all too often here.
I even use it to kill aphids on ornamental plants.

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It is a joke, I use mineral oil and kerosene for everything and post about it all too often here.
I even use it to kill aphids on ornamental plants.

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