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tincan
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« on: June 16, 2013, 08:27:43 AM »

do I need to refresh the lemmon grass oil from time to time
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2013, 10:37:53 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 Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2013, 12:25:00 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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« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2013, 09:41:11 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  grin
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« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2013, 11:19:18 AM »

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.
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« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2013, 08:30:37 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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« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2013, 11:15:37 AM »

I don't get around to renewing it more than once a year.
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