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Thursday, June 27, 2013
I noticed the other day that there were a lot of stink bugs on the tomato plants. Looking online I found a recipe for a nicotine spray to kill stink bugs.
Use a nicotine solution
. Soak a pack of shredded cigarettes in 1 gallon (4 liters) of warm water. Strain the solution and mix in 2 Tbsp (30 ml) of dish detergent.
Fill a spray bottle with this solution and thoroughly coat the stink bug with it.
The liquid dish detergent allows the solution to stick to the insect more effectively, and the nicotine poisons the stink bug.
Wear disposable gloves as you work with the nicotine solution to avoid accidentally absorbing the poison through your skin.
As soon as I started spraying there was a swarm of stink bugs flying out of the tomato plants. Apparently they didn't like it much. We'll have to see if they are as bad tomorrow, or if it worked.
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