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Old July 6, 2017   #16
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Old July 6, 2017   #17
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Sadness about the bees. I still dont see birds or lizards though, but I do see whiteflies and leafminer flies. And there are thrips a plenty on your blue cards, and some on the yellow also.
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Sadness about the bees. I still dont see birds or lizards though, but I do see whiteflies and leafminer flies. And there are thrips a plenty on your blue cards, and some on the yellow also.
The company says in literature that these are monitors not a full proof eradication method.I look at mine at intervals,take image,collate on a file and see the progression per square.If you just put them there for catching and killing and not "reading the cards"then the critters will be there forever.Ginger did mention the other critters on the card,analyze,then corrective pest management. At least you can see effect over timeWhen a bee hits my windshield,I do feel bad,does not stop me from driving though.Good Luck
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I have some yellow ones I got at the dollar store for using indoors and in the greenhouse. Sad to say last year I put one in the greenhouse and the first thing I caught was a parasitoid wasp. I was only expecting a few fungus gnats or other tiny pests at the time. It was not a very small wasp either, but it sure stuck fast.

The truth is, a lot of bees are tiny and so are many beneficial wasps, ladybeetles etc. The stickies are a broad spectrum trap for anything small enough, even though bigger bees and other critters may escape the best quality products.

So weigh your options, it may still be your best choice, and if so, place them where you will get most pest and least beneficials.
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Those two traps were for the lemon tree, and they represent over 2 mos of activity, wave after wave of guests saying where's the party.

I consider my traps sentinels, nothing more.

They help me tailor welcome parties for my insect visitors, although many that end up wearing concrete shoes are beneficial insects.
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So I've had these on my cages for a couple of weeks now. Last night, it rained for the first time since I installed them. Now, all of them on are the ground. It appears that the twist-ties just broke right through the cards when a little wind hit them (aided by the rain).

Has anyone else had this problem? How do I keep these from falling off?
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Yes. Clothespins help a great deal.
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I can't use the ties at all; too much wind where I live.

Clothespins work great. 100 for $2 at Walmart. Don't get the craft ones; get the ones by the ironing boards and laundry stuff.

I have a lot of bees in my yard and have never seen one stuck. I use 1 per plant and sometimes 2 per over the course of the season. Probably 60 per year.

The other brands are horrible. I can't imagine what was sold at the dollar store.

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Great idea, thank you!

I don't think I have any clothespins but I have a ton of binder clips lying around, so I think I'll give those a shot first before running out to the store to buy more "stuff".
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Ditto that,now we are at 80 plus and when that monsoon shows up,all the sleeping little critters are a comin.Misquitos are on their way,lot of eggs,larvae waiting for that moisture.
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I put out some new sticky traps yesterday. I came inside, and then returned outside about 30 minutes later. All of the traps had already collected 10-12 flies. Yikes!
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Elight, that's been my experience too.
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