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Q.Earwigs on artichoke plants

Zone Dixon, ca zone 9 | Michelle Finn added on April 25, 2017 | Answered

How can I eliminate earwigs quickly on my artichoke plants? What can I spray on the plants using natural ingrediants

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Answered on April 25, 2017

My secret recipe for earwigs is to make earwig traps. Take a basic plastic container with a lid, I usually use a container from sour cream or dip. Wash out the container and using a hole punch, punch 4-6 holes just under the container lip. Pour a little vegetable oil & soy sauce in the bottom of the container, this should shallow, about 2-3cm deep. Place the lid back on and stick this trap under or next to the plants being attacked. The soy sauce lures the earwigs in but the oil makes it so they can't get back out.

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