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Friday, June 01, 2001

BUG of the MONTH: Earwigs

Earwigs are having Thanksgiving Feast in my gardens these days, munching on the lamb’s ears, echinacea, hollyhocks and roses. A good cure for these little critters is Bug-B-Gone dust or an insecticide with diazinon sprayed in the evening. Chemical-free remedies include rolled up, damp newspapers set on the ground as traps or a low-sided can filled with ½” vegetable oil may be used as well. Both may be discarded once full. Happy hunting!