Natural Flying Insect Killer kills grass
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|Wed, 08-22-2012 - 8:25pm|
I live in a dog-intense area. Small lots, I have 2 smallish dogs in my yard. My neighbor next door has 5, 3 of them are large. The house behind me has 2 or 3 small dogs.
I pick up the poo every day, not sure if anyone else does; but there is a fly problem. So I bought a can of Hot Shot all natural flying insect killer. It works great. The flies just DROP and that's that...
When I was scooping yesterday, I realized that I was getting up the poo, but the flies were still living. So I grabbed the Hot Shot and sprayed the flies on the poo before scooping. I got an admirable kill rate on the flies.
But today I have dead grass where I sprayed. I read the label on the can, and it is a solution of lemongrass oil. If you have bermuda grass that you don't want, I'd recommend this as a weed killer! It is even killing my crabgrass!
In the South, our lawns are bermuda. Considered a dreaded a weed in the North, and even illegal in one state (Washington or Oregon). But killing a little patch of it does not worry me, it grows back fine in no time.
I don't water my grass so it is rooted over a foot deep. Digging a hole in my yard is no easy task. I let it CHOOSE LIFE and send those roots halfway to Hell in search of water. It works. Even in the Delta.
But I found it interesting about the lemongrass oil fly spray. HMMM.