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6/13/13 11:44 P

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GEORGIEGURLZ, I wonder if you're thinking of Asian lady bugs. My basement is overrun with them every fall! More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_lady_bee
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Japanese beetles are green and bronze-colored. Very pretty (as bugs go), but very destructive. More info: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_beetl
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6/2/13 11:24 P

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Sounds interesting. Are these the "lady bugs" that infest in the Spring and Fall? Those things are a nausiance.

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I am going to try using the Tub & Tile in my house to get rid of these pests. I live in northern MN and we get TONS of these in our house every spring. For those of you who also use Melaleuca products - the Prespot (laundry stain remover) is FABULOUS for keeping ants out of the house. I sprayed the baseboards in my bathroom/kitchen only twice over the summer last year....first time in TEN YEARS that I have been ant free (and didn't have to use any chemicals or ant traps). YAY !

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I'll be following this thread for further info and updates! We are loaded with them in the fall in Missouri. I can see where insect control in an eco friendly manner is going to be a challenge for me. Better start "Googling"!

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12/30/11 6:42 P

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Japanese beetles are chicken cheesecake!! Mine follow me around when I'm knocking them off the raspberry bushes.


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12/11/11 10:44 A

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It sounds like the product contains tea tree oil as the active ingredient. The scientific name for Australian tea tree is melaleuca alternifolia.

Chickens are also a great weapon against Japanese beetles if you can have them. They will dig through the dirt and gobble up the grubs. Unfortunately we had to get rid of ours.

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I use it myself. It's one of those multi level marketing deals, but if you only want to order what you use it's ok too. They do have a website if you want to find out more about it.

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That's the second time today I have heard of this brand of cleaner. Must investigate it. It's supposed to be ecofriendly.



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8/5/10 11:54 A

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I have a sister who sells an all natural product Melaluca, she found Japanese beetles covering her plants so she sprayed them with the tub and tile cleaner made by this company, and later found them all dead and the bees were buzzing around unhurt. I'm going to have to try it myself.

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