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Offline tincan

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swarm traps
« on: April 16, 2013, 10:50:20 AM »
what do you use for swarm traps five frame boxes or ten frame and what do you bait them with any special location to put them height water crops want to put some out but need all basics never did one before thanks

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Re: swarm traps
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2013, 11:10:34 AM »
Do a quick search for placing and using swarm traps.  Personally I use 5 frame deep boxes 6"-7" foot high, in full shade and bait them with old comb and a couple drops of lemongrass oil.  Others will have other things they swear by.
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Re: swarm traps
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2013, 12:08:31 PM »
where can i get lemon grass oil

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Re: swarm traps
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2013, 12:16:21 PM »
I get mine from Whole Foods if you have one in your area. About $7 for a little bottle that goes a long way.
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Re: swarm traps
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2013, 12:24:10 PM »
that must be like a health food store

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Re: swarm traps
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2013, 12:35:05 PM »
Exactly.  I bought mine about 5 years ago.  About $5 in a tiny 1+oz bottle.  I've still got over 1/2 left and I use it every year.  A couple drops goes a loooong way.
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