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    Default Wooden fences harbour bugs Solution needed.

    The wooden fence that borders our vegie garden is the hiding place for millions of bugs and they are the kiss of doom for young seedlings and they ruin good fruit.

    Before I start to plant; and that might not be until next Spring; is there a better solution to this problem than the house spray.
    https://www.bigw.com.au/product/mort...y-2l/p/196774/

    I'm going to hose out that gap between rail and paving before I spray but it doesn't really last all that long outside on the fence. Perhaps a month or two at best.
    "A big boy did it and ran away"

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    For ants I use that stuff just once a year when I first see them. I guess its effectiveness depends on the bugs in question

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    What bugs specifically?

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    Bloody B-Dubbles. Sheild bugs
    Sap sucking bloody things
    "A big boy did it and ran away"

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    https://plantdoctor.co.nz/problem-fi...zara-viridula/
    https://blog.fantasticservices.com/s...d-your-garden/

    What are your young seedlings doing when they are affected?
    If they are snapped off at ground level...could be birds or slugs.

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    Definitely shield bugs, literally thousands of them and neither chillie spray or garlic spray deters them, they love my galric seedlings and the chillie fruit and ruin them. I'm trying hard to keep the grass cut short and weed the garden but it does get away from me when also doing building work and looking after the housework
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    Did you try Diatomaceous earth?

    https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/39340616...RoCNeYQAvD_BwE

    Not recommend this seller, there may be cheaper out there.
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    it advances one funeral at the time.
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    That's something I hadn't thought of Marc. Worth a try as I'll need to get it for the choox later on
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    It works for the Choox
    And.....your point is.....what exactly?

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