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SILVERWITCH59
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7/19/08 9:52 P

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If we get bees this year I am sure going to give it a tryemoticon

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7/19/08 9:20 P

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Here is some info I posted to this Same Question that was asked on one of the other threads here.Its from the Hummingbird website concerning keeping the bees away ,hope its of some help to you!
We have two possible solutions.
Try spraying the ports of your feeder with a spray vegetable oil (like Pam). Don't use the butter flavored -- it makes a mess.
Try using bee-resistant feeders with ports so small that bees can't get into them. Bees almost always give up on these feeders unless nectar is accidentally splashed on the surface of the feeder. So always wipe them clean.
--Larry & Terrie
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Edited by: GINGERSTARDUST at: 7/19/2008 (21:19)
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7/18/08 10:30 A

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ooops I do not know what ekse like mice Snakes are yukky Wait When we had our JRT none of that was a problem since he passed we have been plauged he was a great dog

Edited by: SILVERWITCH59 at: 7/18/2008 (10:29)
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7/18/08 10:13 A

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i feed the birds outside, ferral cats have killed too many birds in my yard. i trap the suckers and bring them to animal control....



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7/18/08 9:41 A

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I would get a cat LOL

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7/17/08 9:55 P

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so how do i keep the mice away from my veggies?



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7/17/08 9:48 P

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I would not put it past them.When I had my little trial garden here the pack rats ate everything.Rabbits will do it too. :(

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7/17/08 9:44 P

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hey can someone give me some advice????

this year i planted a couple eggplants, squash, and cucumber plants. i had 1 baby squash about an inch long and something has been chewing on it. i saw a field mouse run away from the plant, i didn't think the mouse did it because i have bird feeders and they usually go after the seeds.
does anyone think that the mouse ate my baby squash?



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7/17/08 9:22 P

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Ahh you are sweet..emoticonI asked hubby too.He said he read vicks vapor rub.will keep them away you rub it on there.Sounds messy to me.but it might be worth the shotemoticon

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Silverwitch59, I was hoping you would answer my question! You seem to know alot about birds and things. I looked up tarantula hawk and Yes, Im glad I only have the wasps! I would probably be afraid to even go outside if we had those around here! I guess there is a bright side to everything, right? I think I will try the sevin dust. Thanks for answering!

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It helps to remove any of the yellow color on the feeders it attracts the bees if they are wasps/yellow jackets get a bee trap.We also sprinkle 7 dust on the feeders it kills the bees but will not hurt the birds Good luck and be happy the are not tarantula hawks that is what we get YIKES if you want night mares google it
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Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the little voice at the end of the day that says I'll try again tomorrow.
Mary Anne Radmacher



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7/17/08 7:12 A

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I saw something at the hardware store. It was a paper lantern type thing that looked like a wasp nest. It boasted that wasps were territorial and would see this as other wasps territory and not hang out in your yard. Didn't buy it though.


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7/16/08 11:43 P

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haha that sure fixed them.


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7/16/08 7:53 P

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my friends gandpa got so upset with the wasps by his feeder, he went out with a shop vac and sucked them all up!!!!



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Does anyone have any ideas on how to keep wasps and bees from getting on my feeders? I think they are scaring off my hummers! Thanks!

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