Pest control

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  1. Ochu

    Ochu Junior Member

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    So I'm going to start posting some projects I'm working on. This way I can keep my mind occupied in between projects and stay focused. Also, any feed back will be greatly appreciated.

    I stumbled upon insect hotels on the internet, got up to get some coffee, looked out my window, and saw that a big branch fell of my tree. I have some scrap wood in a pile so I decided to make a insect hotel.

    I collected the branch, thanked my tree, and cut it up into the appropriate lengths, the same length as the blocks I gathered. I was getting ready to drill the holes in my branches when the battery died for my drill. Waiting for it to charge now, then I will cut the blocks, drill my holes and put it all together.

    Hopefully some nice guests will move in, then dine on all the freeloaders I had last year. Any info on how to make natural paints would be great too. There is some info on the net but I can't seem to find step by step instructions on how to make natural paint.
     
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    crownjohnsons New Member

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    There are plenty of natural pest control methods and paints but I can't provide you complete information. You can make use of Google to get better details.
     
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    crownjohnsons New Member

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    Have you got some pest control techniques or still searching?
     
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    Well, maybe might as well hire and get some help with the "pest control professionals". They can help you with some of your questions.
     
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    Bryant RedHawk Junior Member

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    Natural Paints come in two varieties; Oil base and milk or water base, oil base is the same as what Vincent and other canvas painters use only thinner for painting houses or other items. For this one you get your pigment (color) ground into a fine powder then mix it slowly into linseed or cottonseed oil.
    Milk paint is usually milk, a touch of corn starch and ground pigment. Both types should be mixed until smooth. Milk paints thicken through the use of the corn starch.

    Usually bug hotels are "death traps" deep, holes with lots of DE puffed into them to desiccate the unwanted critters. Unfortunately this is an indiscriminant method of insect control since good bugs will also end up desiccated.
     

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