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  • Hedgeballs

    I am usually a live and let live sort of person when it comes to bugs.  I’ll admit all bets were off a few weeks ago when I was stung on the foot by a wasp that was hiding in my shoe.  But usually you’ll find me catching a cricket or spider that has found its way into the house and I put them outside.  I don’t know if it is because I’ve heard how beneficial they are to have around or because I’ve just watched too many cartoons with talking bugs.  Most likely the reason is that I don’t like having to clean up the mess they make when you squish them.  With this said, I still don’t like them in my house but this time of year its pretty inevitable that they will start moving into your house with the cold weather.   You can imagine how happy I was when a couple of daddy long legs hatched a billion little babies in my downstairs bathroom.  Luckily it is also the season that you can find Hedgeballs.  Hedgeballs are in the citrus family but you don’t want to eat them.  For some reason spiders and bugs don’t like to be near them.  I got a really good chance to test them out with all those daddy long legs this year.  I put a Hedgeball in that bathroom and the next day there were only 2 spiders left.  I’ve been told that they work even after they dry up to the size of a walnut.  I did learn that if you are going to put them on carpet like under a bed, you want to put them on something to protect the carpet.  I used the lid to a sour cream container.  If you decide you want to give them a try, I found mine for $1 each at Haggars in Black Hawk.

    Published on October 20, 2011 · Filed under: Make Your Own;
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