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post #21 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 11:31 AM
 
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I don't know if it's true or not but I heard if you hang a BlueBird house near your blind and attract blue birds the wasps will stay away or the BlueBirds will control them, I don't know how true it is but might be worth trying.

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post #22 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 11:54 AM
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The lady bugs are terrible in Virginia as well, I heard that farmers up there are turning them loose to help control other parasites in there crops. We hunt from a similar box blind at my buddies place up there and he took a thin felt weather stripping and stapled it around his window frames to make a seal to keep out wasps and other bugs. Before he did this his floor was covered with bugs that died after it turned cold.
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rackcollector--- yeah that's what I heard about them bugs too, farmers are using them. They sure are a nuisance though. My dad actually found some sort of mix you can add w/water and spray it on your house and those lady bugs will stay away for around 2-3 months. They won't get into your house either. The mix is totally safe for all siding on houses. If I remember right, it's kinda pricey though. I think around $40 for a bottle of it,,, but there's alot in it.

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post #24 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-27-2011, 01:19 PM
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I don't know if it's true or not but I heard if you hang a BlueBird house near your blind and attract blue birds the wasps will stay away or the BlueBirds will control them, I don't know how true it is but might be worth trying.

I bet that's right brucebruce... blue birds are mean (dominate) acting towards other birds, so I bet wasps don't challenge them either.

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just about ready for the woods. just need to paint the inside
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post #26 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 02:56 PM
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just a thought... you should make about 4 of those and sell them! i'm betting you'd have people buying them all the time!

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post #27 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-28-2011, 07:31 PM
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really came out nice, congrats on the project!
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post #28 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 05:55 AM
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Looks great. Nice invention on your string controlled windows. As long as the string doesnt dry rot to quick.

Good luck with the wasps.

Tator we have the lady bug problem over here as well. Just like you said it wasnt as bad this year. In previous years I have had to go around the house with a vacuum and suck the stupid things off my ceiling. Did this about every other day for about 2 weeks till they die.
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post #29 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-29-2011, 06:26 PM
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those lady bugs last longer here! I'm talking months of them. It was horrible.

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post #30 of 41 (permalink) Old 01-31-2011, 03:08 AM
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That looks great!!!
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