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05-31-2017, 11:03 PM #16
Ninelives Member
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fire ants, insects, spiders, birds, and a parasitic wasp are all natural predators here in West Texas, Boll weevil population is to great. And between my Mom and her brothers, The Kittens, We have a little over 125.000 acres of cotton land, Lubbock county, Dawson county, Lynn County.

It can be a battle when we do not get a hard freeze.

I had a thread on here at one time showing the 2015 harvest. That was an awesome year, had pictures of my mom and the Case international cotton pickers, huge tractors.

Maybe JR can find the thread, I do not remember the thread name, I like to make my own thread, because I like to post off the wall stuff, and do not want to trash others peoples threads out. So I make my own thread.

Edit: I have pictures on disk, I reloaded my OS twice since then and put everything on disk, I will dig them out some time, and re-post pictures.... Next time KJ and I go out I will get some new pictures, everything planted and just waiting on cotton to sprout, Praying we don't get hailed out, the last day for planting is June 6th.

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05-31-2017, 11:20 PM #17
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I miss running my HVAC/R company, Wilson Heat & Air.

But with my lungs KJ finally got me to shut her down. I still do some work, only for a few people here in Lake Ridge...It's where we live and it is all close to home.

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06-01-2017, 04:36 PM #18
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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(05-31-2017, 11:20 PM)Ninelives Wrote:  I miss running my HVAC/R company, Wilson Heat & Air.

But with my lungs KJ finally got me to shut her down. I still do some work, only for a few people here in Lake Ridge...It's where we live and it is all close to home.

Yeah, it sucks when ill health takes away our ability to do what we want in life.
06-01-2017, 04:37 PM #19
UniqueStranger Art in my heart
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So I am spending the weekend at my sis' rural home (with new hot tub banana.gif ) and I'll mix up a batch of mosquito spray and test it out there because she has lots of the blood suckers.
06-01-2017, 07:51 PM #20
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(06-01-2017, 04:37 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  So I am spending the weekend at my sis' rural home (with new hot tub  banana.gif ) and I'll mix up a batch of mosquito spray and test it out there because she has lots of the blood suckers.

It's not so bad here but I'm going up to my sisters in Michigan in a couple weeks, they leave huge welts on me. It sounds like it's worth a try, anything that works is better than off.
06-01-2017, 08:38 PM #21
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(06-01-2017, 07:51 PM)Adde Wrote:  
(06-01-2017, 04:37 PM)UniqueStranger Wrote:  So I am spending the weekend at my sis' rural home (with new hot tub  banana.gif ) and I'll mix up a batch of mosquito spray and test it out there because she has lots of the blood suckers.

It's not so bad here but I'm going up to my sisters in Michigan in a couple weeks, they leave huge welts on me. It sounds like it's worth a try, anything that works is better than off.

Same here...huge welts that take over my entire life (oh the suffering).
06-02-2017, 03:29 AM #22
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The big determining factor of mosquito population is how much rain you have in the spring. The more rain you have the more skeeters. They will lay their eggs in the soil and the rain will cause them to hatch.

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06-02-2017, 06:12 AM #23
Octo Mother Superior
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It's been really dry here on top of the cold so I guess the mosquitoes will be few. That means millions, not hundreds of millions  13.gif
06-02-2017, 01:12 PM #24
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I've yet to see a single one so far.

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06-02-2017, 02:29 PM #25
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i know coconut oil repels fleas, rub into fur while still wet.
it wont hurt the animals to lick if off, in fact it kills parasites too.

i also found it repels FLIES.
im not sure if it repels mosquitos though..havent tried it.

now that the rains came here in florida im sure they will be here soon.

our native mosquitos are fat, slow and loud.you can hear them coming and smack them very easily before getting bit.
its the non natives that are super fast and are gone before you feel their bite!

i will try it out and let you know!
im a huge fan of coconut oil for almost everything.
06-02-2017, 02:34 PM #26
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ive heard of rubbing herb leaves on your skin to repel skeeters, like rosemary and others.

if you can grow eucalyptus trees, they will keep them out of your yard, so i hear.
but the trees are seriously heavy drinkers and must be kept watered.

here are a bunch of plants known as repellants:
https://bestplants.com/plants-that-repel-mosquitoes/
06-02-2017, 02:39 PM #27
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Quote:Catnip – Nepeta cataria – is an effective mosquito repellent. One of its main active ingredients, nepetalactone, was found to be 10X stronger than even DEET in a recent study. It is a good non-toxic alternative to traditional chemical sprays.

Oh wow. So you get rid of the mosquitoes, but attract all the cats in the neighborhood scream.gif


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06-02-2017, 04:58 PM #28
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(06-02-2017, 02:39 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:Catnip – Nepeta cataria – is an effective mosquito repellent. One of its main active ingredients, nepetalactone, was found to be 10X stronger than even DEET in a recent study. It is a good non-toxic alternative to traditional chemical sprays.

Oh wow. So you get rid of the mosquitoes, but attract all the cats in the neighborhood scream.gif


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13.gif That is a good thing, Octo!

Okay so I sprayed my yard this morning and heading off to my sister's place in the country with two spray bottles of the mosquito repellent. If we hot tub tonight, we'll spray first then she'll be able to tell me if the numbers are reduced or not.

Actually, any oil on the skin will cause any biting insect's mouth parts to become glued up (so to speak) which will hinder them from biting.
06-02-2017, 06:36 PM #29
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(06-02-2017, 02:39 PM)Octo Wrote:  
Quote:Catnip – Nepeta cataria – is an effective mosquito repellent. One of its main active ingredients, nepetalactone, was found to be 10X stronger than even DEET in a recent study. It is a good non-toxic alternative to traditional chemical sprays.

Oh wow. So you get rid of the mosquitoes, but attract all the cats in the neighborhood scream.gif


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imagine that~
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06-02-2017, 06:42 PM #30
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actually the trick with catnip is that if you want to grow it outside, grow it from SEED instead of transplants because
for whatever reason, something about the oils, the cats dont seem to smell it as well as the inside grown potted plants.
UNTIL its broken, and then if your cat really likes it, you put a cage around it so they cant roll on top of the plant.

it worked at my house.
and not all of the cats ive had even LIKE catnip.
this newest cat still hates it.he has absolutely no need for it and hes not a baby either...kittens dont seem to like it.
one cat loved when i bleached the floors.
he would literally roll around on the wet floor until he was soaked in it.
like dripping soaked...
crazy cat.
hes the only one out of many who enjoyed bleach.
he didnt like catnip either.
it was so odd.
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