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Offline tincan

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swarm trap lemmon grass oil
« on: June 16, 2013, 09:27:43 AM »
do I need to refresh the lemmon grass oil from time to time

Offline wadehump

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Re: swarm trap lemmon grass oil
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 11:37:53 AM »
You can I use a pill bottle with small holes drilled in the cap and a cotton ball with lemon grass and dead queen juice on the cotton ball last all season long. I rubber band the pill bottle to a empty frame ;)

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Re: swarm trap lemmon grass oil
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 01:25:00 AM »
I use a plastic straw, one of the big'ns like they use at sonic.
I cut them into 2 inch or so pieces.
roll some cotton into it.
Add a few drops of Lemon Grass Essence Oil and staple the straw in the back of the swarm trap.
It's good for around a couple of months or so.
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Re: swarm trap lemmon grass oil
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 10:41:11 AM »
I use a plastic straw, one of the big'ns like they use at sonic.
I cut them into 2 inch or so pieces.
roll some cotton into it.
Add a few drops of Lemon Grass Essence Oil and staple the straw in the back of the swarm trap.
It's good for around a couple of months or so.

Like this better than pill bottle  :-D
John 3:16

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Re: swarm trap lemmon grass oil
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 12:19:18 PM »
I use small plastic zip seal baggies. I take a Q tip, dipped into the lemon grass oil and put it in the baggie and seal it. When I am ready to use it, I cut off a 1/4" of a corner of the baggie and toss it in the swarm trap near the entrance. It last several months.
Works great.
Jim
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Re: swarm trap lemmon grass oil
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 09:30:37 PM »
When you are down at the Dairy Queen, pick up a handfull of soda straws.
Cut each in half and bend one end over and seal it by melting it with a
lighter. Take a Q-tip and dip it in LG oil and push it down into the open
end of the straw. Drop in trap. Lasts 3 months that way.

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Re: swarm trap lemmon grass oil
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 12:15:37 PM »
I don't get around to renewing it more than once a year.
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