Questions Of The Week ~ BUG QUESTIONS ~ January 23

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A member of the Awards Committee will post questions, at a random day/time.

Members may make one post per question thread to answer the questions, and the member’s winning entry must have all parts of the questions answered completely in that one post. Do not answer question #2.

First correct answers (as judged by the Awards Committee or Poster of the Questions) wins.
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Good luck! :cowboy_hat_face:

  1. Give a ___ an inch and & they’ll take a yard

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2) HI! I can eat tens of thousands ___ daily.

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3) What can scream and squeal when in pain and can even whine, just like humans do?
Most are are hermaphrodites

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4) Before planting crops (or ornamental plants), ___ ___ can be a sheet of plastic is used to cover the soil surface for six to eight weeks to prevent ___

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5) Eliminating adult and nymph-stage bed bugs is not enough because surviving eggs make it only a matter of time until the population rebounds.
So… either discard the infested furniture or treat it with:

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Super Extra Credit!
WHO sang this on WHAT song?
the trouble with a woman and a man

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Great questions, Marc!

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They are great questions!

Not being a bug guy, even I know this:

Right?..huh?, huh?, huh?, Marc? :nerd_face:

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Excellent questions Marc !!

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G a s o l i n e

That concept would work.
Think flamethrower

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Good questions!

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These are tough! I’m a lawn and garden man too.

  1. Chinch bug
  2. Lady bug larvae eats thousands of aphids
  3. Cicada (not hermies though)
  4. Soil solarization to prevent nematodes
  5. Treat with pyrethrins
    Extra credit. Chirly Mclain or Alan Jackson
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I agree with Leif, these are some tough ones

  1. Chinch bugs
  2. (unanswered)
  3. Snails
  4. Poly Mulch, prevents Nematodes
  5. Heat

EC: Charley McClain, “Who’s Cheatin’ Who”

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That the responses - so far?
Help me ~ I’m dying over here!

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MEDIC!!! :mask:

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  1. Chinch bugs
  2. Lady beetles (bugs)
  3. Snails
  4. Soil solarization, nematodes
  5. Treat with heat 120 F or above
    Alan Jackson, Who’s Cheatin’ Who
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  1. Chinch
  2. Bess Beetle
  3. Clear Sheet of Plastic; to prevent pests.
  4. Start with washing, vacuum, steam the bugs to death, use bed bug spray for remaining bed bugs, use bed bug traps, encase with a bed bug cover, if all else has failed call a pest control company.

Charly McClain – Who’s Cheatin’ Who

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1 - Grubs
2 -
3 - Cicadas
4 - Plastic Mulch
5 - Cimexa Insecticide
Charley McClain - Who’s Cheatin’ Who

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Silicon dioxide, a desiccant that dries the boogers up.
Good stuff but will not permeate egg casing.

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Congrats to Michael Egbert.
There were some nice answers. The “secret” directions stated do not answer #2. :wink: I’ll give the answer to that one also.
For #3 it’s slugs, but snails will do.
For #5 I was thinking of a tent fumigation, but heat will do.

  1. Give a ___ an inch and & they’ll take a yard
    chinch bugs
    Southern Chinch Bug

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2) HI! I can eat tens of thousands ___ daily.
ants (or termites)
The Giant Anteater

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3) What can scream and squeal when in pain and can even whine, just like humans do?
Most are are hermaphrodites
slugs
http://entnemdept.ufl.edu/creatures/misc/gastro/slugs_of_florida.htm

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4) Before planting crops (or ornamental plants), ___ ___ can be a sheet of plastic is used to cover the soil surface for six to eight weeks to prevent ___
Soil Solarization
Nematodes
https://gardeningsolutions.ifas.ufl.edu/care/pests-and-diseases/pests/management/soil-solarization.html

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5) Eliminating adult and nymph-stage bed bugs is not enough because surviving eggs make it only a matter of time until the population rebounds.
So… either discard the infested furniture or treat it with:
Sulfuryl Flouride (Vikane Tent fumigation)

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Super Extra Credit!
WHO sang this on WHAT song?
the trouble with a woman and a man
Charly McClain ~ Who’s cheatin Who (original)

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Congrats Michael !!!

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Congrats, Michael!

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Thanks Marc! This week did have some real “thinkers”. As in, I think I need to read up more on bugs and critters. I haven’t thought about them much since I left the hardware and garden business. Thanks again for putting the questions together.

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Tricky, tricky. :wink:

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Congratulations, Michael!

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