Orange Glo wood furniture spray.. apply to clean surface rub in, shines all types of counters, walls, and around edge of walls. Smells wonderful too.. keeps those critters out of the house and out or off your kitchen
Not much prevents them except vigilant spraying when you see them. They accumulate under boxelder maple, goldenrain tree and Japanese maple. They are seed eaters...harmless to humans.
What can I plant in an area that I used to burn prunings last fall? Are there some plants that would do good and some that would not work? What vegetables would work there? How can I make that area useable for gardening vegetables? Harrison C
not many plants will tolerate the high pH of the soil now. Best to dig it out and scatter it on your lawn as a liming agent....then mix soil conditioned with native soil in the original spot to get it ready for planting.
DON'T THINK THIS IS THE WEED THIS LINKED FROM! WHAT IS THE NAME OF THE WEED THAT SCATTERS SEEDS WHEN TOUCHED?
I was also going to comment on the "weed"......I have TONS of this "weed" in my yard this year! Last year, I saw some. But, as you said in your post, it went to seed and flung them everywhere when anything brushed up against it. It is very pretty when in bloom, but it will take over. I am trying to pull most of them out before they come to seed.
I am not sure of the name of it either. Couldn't find it in any of my books, but I don't have very comprehensive plant books.
Here is the weed post @Amy and Linda: I apologize for the error! http://www.hometalk.com/148773/this-weed-cant-be-goodwhen-i-reach-down-to-pull-it-or-even-brush-against-it-it
Speaking from 20 years experience with Box Elder Bugs, there is only 1 way I know to get rid of/control them.
find the tree with which the colony was built upon, & cut it (the tree) down, & dispose of the wood asap. we tried sprays, powders....but nothing works except for cutting down the tree & getting rid of the wood asap. as for the stump, it need to sit for AT LEAST 2 years, before burning it out....if you hire someone with a stump grinder, the stump can be removed as soon as the tree is down & the area cleared to get the machine in.
Cutting down the tree/trees, is the only sure fire method of getting rid of these bugs. they are a nuisance bug....they produce no damage to anyone or anything....