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Q.Stinkhorn Treatment and Eradication

Zone Orange Beach, Alabama 36561 | Anonymous added on March 5, 2019 | Answered

We feel like we are suffering a plague with our discovering and removing stinkhorns both in the white golfball egg stage and in the putrid orange stage, over a period of 9 months at our residence in Coastal Alabama.

With no exaggeration, since first discovering in June 2017, we have removed easily over 100 from our back yard plant beds AND our front yard plant beds. These beds were filled with new mulch we purchased and installed after the removal of several trees and stumps being ground and removed from our yard.

After researching on line, as soon as we discover one, we dig it up along with any attached soil and hairlike roots, place in a large zip lock bag and put in our garbage to be picked up and disposed of. For the odor sake, we spray the open hole with household mold wash and leave it open to the air. Our daily routine has become, especially following a rain, is that we walk around and thoroughly inspect the beds in search of more.

Help!! We feel we have been invaded – any insight, treatment options or additional information would be great!
Thank you,
The Smiths

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Answered on March 6, 2019

This pest will have to run its course, naturally. They will eventually die out, but there is nothing that you can do to kill them off. There are only preventative measures that can reduce the number until they resolve themselves. This article will help: https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/ornamental/fungus-lichen/removing-stinkhorn-fungi.htm

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