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Old 06-02-2008, 09:30 PM   #11
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How do you know they are mites? From the data provided by the poster and some online research, they do not appear to be spider mites.

Most bugs are NOT BAD. They are part of the eco-system. We need all the parts for the system to work right. To simply run out and find something to kill a bug before you know what it is and if it is bad is not good practice.

Kind of like invading a country because they MIGHT have WMD.
What can I say? Pinhead sized bright red bugs? Sounds like something I've had before. They turned out to be mites.

Going from mites to WMDs?

Good thing I didn't recommend a chemical pesticide.


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Old 06-02-2008, 10:12 PM   #12
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I'm in Iraq now, and even though it sucks here. Trust me we're doing good for these people and seeing the people here thank me and salute me (they don't know any better) makes me feel like at least we're doing something right.
I don' wanna let this thread wander too far, but want to say THANK YOU for your service to our nation and freedom.


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Old 06-07-2008, 08:35 PM   #13
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I don' wanna let this thread wander too far, but want to say THANK YOU for your service to our nation and freedom.
Thanks from me too for being there in Iraq and take care so you can come home and brew really good beer.
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Ask a nursery (Lavelette (sp) Nursery) on the 5th street hill about using Lady Bugs...

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I don' wanna let this thread wander too far, but want to say THANK YOU for your service to our nation and freedom.
U.S. and A. U.S. and A.!!!!

patriotism - *yawn*
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I don' wanna let this thread wander too far, but want to say THANK YOU for your service to our nation and freedom.
based on his post i'm guessing Okiebrewer is a contractor not a soldier...
correct me if i'm wrong...
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How do you know they are mites? From the data provided by the poster and some online research, they do not appear to be spider mites.

Most bugs are NOT BAD. They are part of the eco-system. We need all the parts for the system to work right. To simply run out and find something to kill a bug before you know what it is and if it is bad is not good practice.

Kind of like invading a country because they MIGHT have WMD.
Wow...didn't realize introducing a native species of bug was going to turn the eco-system upside down. Must be the global warming.
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They could be red spider mites (BAD) or red predatory mites (GOOD)

The quick way to tell them apart is the spider mites will be clumped together near the growth end or tips and under the leaves, and don't move much or do it slowly when disturbed.

The predatory mites are fast and always on the move looking for other bugs to eat. If you have swarms of fast moving red dots, they are doing you a favor and will eat the spider mites if they find them.

If its spider mites, find a vegi garden safe bug spray or safers soap.

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the people here thank me and salute me
So do the people here, Okie. God bless you all.
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Hey thanks for all the support guys. Also count thanks for the pm although I'm not army but air force I still agree. Those soldiers and marines work hard every day to keep me safe and they deserve all the thanks in the world. So I wanted to share a funny story. I called home to check on my friends. One of my friends had said he wanted to help grow some hops so I got him 10 fuggle rhizomes and they sat in my fridge for a while before he finally found time to help me plant them. Since they sat in the fride so long we planted 2 rhizomes per mound to assure growth. Well long story short I called last week and he said the hops were taking over the back yard. He said you could tell where weeds had grown next to the hops and they had coiled up with them and ripped from the ground since the hops grew upwards so fast. lol I laughed at that. Then he said they were infested with ladybugs. I quickly informed him ladybugs were good and to leave them. He said oh trust me I know I watched them eat other bugs for a good 5 minutes the other day. Well I thought that might ammuse some of you. Hope everything goes well.


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