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Earwig Control

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Kathy starts with ...
Does anyone know a way to control Earwigs?My dad loves his vege garden but is about to give up because of the Earwigs.There is a product called Cyonara 9.7 but it only seems to be available in US.Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Kathy5
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15th November 2009 11:59am
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Dekka says...
An old way of dealing with earwigs is to trap them. You loosely roll up a newspaper, tie it and leave it out in the garden for a time in the elements. place several of these out. The earwigs move in and then you pick up the paper in the morning and dispose of it with the earwigs in amongst the layers.
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Drasjic says...
earwig trap
small plastic tub with lid, like a margarine container, cut a hole in one side about 20mm up from base - add raw linseed oil - set in garden so it can't tip or blow over.

earwigs are attracted to the oil and drown in it.
clean out after a week or two.
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John I. says...
Hi Kathy,
Aside from the traps you can also greatly reduce their numbers by removing their breading grounds. Look anywhere dark and damp and you will find them.
John I.
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au0rey says...
Hi, I used shallow containers and fill them with water and oil. At first I used olive oil and that seems to catch quite a number of them..then i use cheaper alternative soya bean oil and they dont seem to fancy it too much...but they do work...just make sure your dog (if you have any) wont get to lap all that up (my dog did!)

Yes, they love to hide under mulching and under pots...I find lots of them under these... :)
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Kathy says...
Thanks for all your great suggestions.We will definitely give them a go and see what works.Keep the ideas coming.
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Phil@Tyalgum says...
Yes I find the newspaper inside a terracotta pot laid on its side is a good way of luring them, then just unfurl the paper over a bucket of hot water
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Jannette says...
Organic solution for earwigs: Jars at the base of trees and shrubs, half filled with water, and a dash of tuna oil (found in the fishing aisle of department stores). Earwigs are attracted to the smell, fall in and drown in droves! Only empty jars when getting too full, as the smell of rotting earwigs seems to attract more of them. The roled up cardboard/newspaper method is good if you have chooks; just empty the roll in their run and chooks will eat them up in no time at all.
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