Keep Your Lawn Pest and Weed Free with #AMDRO Powerflex

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I'm a sponsored blog partner with AMDRO and participated in their PowerFlex Pest & Weed System Program.

A few months ago when the warm weather returned to Florida, the weeds in the lawn started growing like, well, weeds. Now, our yard has become overrun by not only weeds, but famous Florida summertime pests too, like palmetto bugs also known as roaches, ants and other undesirable creepy crawlies. To help combat both the weeds and the pests, I have been given the opportunity to try the new AMDRO Powerflex Pest and Weed System!


{What is the AMDRO Powerflex Pest and Weed System?}


The AMDRO PowerFlex Pest & Weed System moves pest and weed control into the 21st century of technology by creating one innovative solution that fits all of consumers’ control needs. The battery-powered sprayer features four specialty formulated cartridges that eliminate a wide range of pests – from ants and cockroaches to dandelion and many other hard-to-control weeds. Available cartridges include: Weed & Grass Killer Concentrate; Lawn Weed Killer Concentrate; Yard & Perimeter Outdoor Insect Killer Concentrate; and Home Pest Indoor Killer Concentrate. To use the system, you just follow these easy instructions:

  1. Fill the reusable one gallon tank with clean water 
  2. Twist in one of four patent-pending cartridges 
  3. Spray to treat target pests; quickly switch between projects by removing the cartridge, flushing the applicator for ten seconds with water from the tank and twisting in a new cartridge
{Our Experience}



The AMDRO Powerflex system arrived with a sprayer and four cartridges, one of each type. It honestly was really simple to setup and use. All I had to do was follow the three easy steps and there were no complicated instructions or worse yet, mixing directions to follow. We decided to try out the Yard & Perimeter Outdoor Insect Killer Concentrate first, since we have noticed way to many ant mounds forming in the yard and bugs congregating near the base of the house. The boys are forever getting bit by ants in the yard during the summer, especially after it rains, so I wanted to put a stop to that. 


Matt volunteered to do the spraying and the system is pretty light and easy to spray with. The only thing I wish is that the nozzle was a little larger and would spray a little faster or more at a time, but there is probably a reason for the controlled spraying and my impatience needs to take a back seat. We sprayed the base of the house, around the porch, spot treated the lawn in areas that were heavily contaminated with ants and also sprayed the trees and bushes near the entrance to the house. 

So far, I have noticed a smaller amount of ants running around after just a day. I am looking forward to seeing more of them disappear, and we will be using the Home Pest Indoor Killer Concentrate next, to make sure none of those outdoor pests make it inside. 

{Win!}

AMDRO wants to help you keep your yard and home pest and weed free this summer with the AMDRO Powerflex system. That is why they are giving one lucky Life With 4 Boy reader the chance to win a $50 American Express gift card. Just enter using the Rafflecopter form below!

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Central Garden & Pet partnered with bloggers such as me to help educate us all about their AMDRO products. As part of this program, I received compensation. They did not tell me what to purchase or what to say about the use of the products. Central Garden & Pet believes that consumers and bloggers are free to form their own opinions and share them in their own words. Central Garden & Pet’s policies align with WOMMA Ethics Code, FTC guidelines and social media engagement recommendations. A winner will be chosen by random and gift card fulfillment will be handled by a third party.

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147 comments

  1. Honestly, the dehumidifier in our finished basement gets rid of lots of bugs in the summertime.

    maggie at literary winner dot com

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  2. My best way to get rid of pests is to hire a pest control service! Here in NC all of our neighbors have one. They come out quarterly for treatments.

    Name on rafflecopter: Mary Happymommy

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  3. We have scorpions so I leave that to the professionals! But I do spray directly in and outside around the house with vinegar

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  4. We don't have too many pest problems, just gross, soggy, standing water from the months of rainfall. My yard is more like a murky pond.

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  5. We usually get cave crickets, spiders and little ants. what we do each spring is spray all around our foundation, this usually keeps the bugs away.
    Thanks so much.
    rickpeggysmith(at)aol(dot)com

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  6. We get a lot of flies in the summer because of out dogs going in and out. I have fly catchers posted at the back door. It doesn't work completely but it helps.

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  7. Angela YeremenkoMay 31, 2013 at 3:38 PM

    We spray with vinegar in between cracks outside, and boric acid and sugar for ants.

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  8. we have rental houses, and we use amdro on a regurly basis when people move in and out. it really works good.

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  9. I just recently tried baby powder where I had ants coming in the house. Normally I use bait traps for them.

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  10. I check for weeds weekly to remove them. Ive usually just bought a weed remover spray.

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  11. I don't have a lot of pests except for the stinkbugs which get worse every year. I wish there was a way to treat them, but even the pest control places tell you there is little you can do.

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  12. I use 20 Mule Team Borax to get rid of roaches.

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  13. I try to dig up the root with weed, but I always fail!

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  14. I actually do call a professional.

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  15. Get the weed out by the root if possible!

    Jennifer Marie

    lilnursejen at yahoo dot com

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  16. I put newspaper on the ground between the plants in our garden to keep the weeds at a minimum.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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  17. I pull out weed weekly and natural weed killers

    rounder9834 @yahoo.com

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  18. I saw on pintrest that pouring lemon juice on the weeds will kill them. I havent tried it yet. And to keep the animals out of my garden I pour bacon grease around it weekly.

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  19. I use grass clippings to reduce weeds - thank you.

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  20. Oh I wish I had a good tip, but for our weeds, I use a weed killer. Its the only way I know how to get rid of them. I have not tried anything like this for the ants though....I would love to get rid of those all together!

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  21. My husband gets rid of the weeds, the exterminator gets rid of the pests
    rosans4@comcast.net

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  22. Keep your pet food off the ground so it doesn't attract ants


    ssgsweeps @hotmail .com

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  23. I've heard that vinegar will kill unwanted weeds, but I haven't tried it yet.

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  24. I use bleach and boiling water to get rid of cicada killer bees.

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  25. I use a fertilizer with weed control in the Spring.

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  26. I just saw a commercial on this today and was thinking that I need it. Hope I win!

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  27. I usually just buy spray at home depot for my lawn.

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  28. We hire someone to spray our yard because it always comes out with yellow spots everywhere.

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  29. make sure there isn't standing water

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  30. I usually pull out weeds and have been starting to use vinegar for some too.

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  31. Old fashioned - I usually just pull weeds.

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  32. We use a ant killer spray :)

    rachelmarietravis at gmail dot com

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  33. Well- mice is what we get plagued with- they just INVADE like a little furry army in the fall.. I have to fight back with traps and baits and stay on top of things to win the fight.

    Different plant sprays, according to any needs. I try to be very very very careful about this because I have no desire to harm good insects like the bees and butterflies, etc.

    Weeds? I culitvate, cultivate, and I DO use a plant killer spray in a few places like the patio and drive..

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  34. We actually just mow them down. kekagel(at)yahoo.com

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  35. We spray around the foundation of our house and also around the outskirts of the yard

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  36. our tip is to try and keep the weeks to a minimum so they do not reseed themselves

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  37. we try to go natural if we can but I am willing to try anything

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  38. We have an exterminator come out every spring.

    ighmeg at yahoo dot com

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  39. i've used soapy water to attract gnats, it works, but doesn't get them all.

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  40. i just usually pull the weeds

    rypm25@aol.com

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  41. We hired a pest control company.

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  42. Vinegar sprayed on weeds works pretty well!

    skkorman AT bellsouth DOT net

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  43. I use newspaper in between the plants to keep the weeds down (weeds seem to attract bugs more) :)

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  44. Heather Hayes PanjonJune 1, 2013 at 3:32 PM

    I Just Pull Weeds To Get Rid Of Them, I Love All The Tips Too!

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  45. My favorite tip for getting rid of weeds is to mulch any bare soil to prevent weeds from growing.

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  46. We put paper down before adding our mulch and flowers.

    mamavresale@yahoo.com

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  47. use soapy water to get rid of Asian lady bugs.

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  48. I usually pull up the weeds I can then spray them with a weed killer

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  49. I so need this for our house.

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  50. I use a plastic bottle trap with sugar water to trap bee's and yellow jackets.

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  51. I was going out of my mind about these ants. I read somewhere to use vinegar so I used some window cleaner with vinegar & bleach & my and problem had subsided at least 80%. I'll take that because they were getting out of hand

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  52. I usually hire someone for the lawn, but I have sprayed chemicals for spiders and bugs around the foundation.

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  53. My husband sprays are yard with weed killer

    Kelly woods
    kwavon4you@hotmail.com

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  54. I pull the weeds and that's about it

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  55. I use preen in the flower garden.

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  56. The best thing that helped stop the pests in my house was to get the small holes around the basement filled in.

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  57. we are prone to getting gross-looking spiders around our property, so we use Ortho-Max. That seems to help.

    Julie B.
    icedmorrison@aol.com

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  58. I use white vinegar to clean counters when the ants are threatening. The smell disappears and it does appear to hold them at bay for a while.

    sksweeps (at) earthlink (dot) net

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  59. I try to pull the weeds out of my beds by the root but its very time consuming. Then I spray to prevent or slow down their return. With the warm weather and humidity best first thing in the morning. Thanks.

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  60. I just pull weeds, little backyard garden & potted plants

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  61. I pull the weeds and pest control company for the pests.

    rhoneygtn at yahoo dot com

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  62. That is a good option for some families.

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  63. Leave a comment on this post listing one of your favorite tips for getting rid of weeds or pests.

    do it as fast as you can before they multiply

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  64. USE ROUNDUP MOSTLY IN flowerbeds and manually pull them up

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  65. Make sure to pull weeds often and use weedkiller so they don't come back.

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  66. We spend an afternoon each spring pulling weeds from our patio area and then try to stay on top of it during the summer!

    Thanks,

    selinda_mccumbers at yahoo.com

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  67. I had some ants at the beginning of spring and used a homemade mix of sugar and Borax and haven't had one ant since.

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  68. Ants will not cross a line made of chalk. Give it a try.

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  69. I have a pest service treat my home. We buy spray at the store for the weeds

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  70. I like to keep my grass low, to prevent snakes and other animals

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  71. pull the weeds out at the root. & I sprinkle hair around my vegatable plants to discourage rabbits

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  72. We have an exterminator who comes quarterly and my husband sprays between the visits

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  73. I like Rita's advice, we have ants everywhere. I use an exterminator. :/

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  74. Dig up the root with weed.
    Name on rafflecopter: Frank S

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  75. I can't say I really have one because we haven't had a yard for 7 years! Our new home has a HUGE yard though, and bugs (especially carpenter ants we were told) will likely be a problem, so I'm open to trying anything that might work to keep them at bay :)

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  76. I put a thick layer of pine straw in our flower beds, and try to have as much healthy grass as possible to choke out the rest of weeds.

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  77. Regular maintenance is my number one tip, keep on top of it and keep your lawn healthy so that there is no room for weeds to grow

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  78. I really like lining the beds of gardens with the weed barrier. It makes it so much easier!

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  79. My favorite tip is to keep plants away from your hoses by a couple of feet so as not to attract pests.

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  80. Call in pest control for pests, get weed killer for the weeds.

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  81. we hired a pest control service

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  82. White vinegar or lemon juice on weeds will kill them

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  83. My tip for weed control is to pull or hoe them before they go to seed

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  84. Use a weed and feed a few times a year to keep things under control. Also, pulls weeds as you see them pop up.

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  85. I believe in spraying regularly to keep the bugs away. In the heat of summer when they want to come in and cool off and find water, I've been know to spray weekly.

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  86. we use natural wed killers
    gabbflabber at live.com

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  87. I like to be proactive and treat my lawn with pre-emergent weedkillers.

    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

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  88. weed killers and pest control sprays!

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  89. the most effective way is to hire a lawn spray service, but that is expensive so a reasonable alternative is to spray your lawn yourself with store-bought weed sprays
    sarah hirsch

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  90. Honestly my best secret has always been to hire someone who knows what they are doing.Thanks for the chance.
    mogrill12@gmail.com

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  91. we use fertilizer with weed control!

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  92. I use weed killers and have the yard sprayed.

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  93. I have heard that spiders are attracted to cardboard for some reason, so I try to reduce the amount of cardboard boxes I keep stored in the basement to reduce spiders, hoping it actually works...not so sure! They are really the only 'pests' I deal with

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  94. We use boric acid mixed with water to make a spray and we haven't dealt with many bugs since. A bottle cost under 3 dollars and last a long time.

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  95. We use a non-toxic powder about once a year, but I think that we need to do something outside as well.

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  96. we just keep the lawn mowed and weeds too.

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  97. normally i leav it to the pros.

    dani marie ferriza2(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  98. We spray all around the house. We still get yucky bugs but the number is drastically reduced. Thank you!
    crystalfaulkner2000 at yahoo dot com

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  99. I water the lawn fairly well, then pull the weeds.

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  100. We use vinegar to kill weeds and place old carpets or curtains between rows in our garden to keep out moles or pests.

    Geoff K
    gkaufmanss at yahoo dot com

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  101. I throw my used dishwater on the aphids in my rose garden

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  102. A little saucer of beer works wonders for slugs. At least they leave this earth happy!

    ky2here at msn dot com

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  103. We use a lawn spray to keep the bugs down.

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  104. pull em! tbuell@calstrs.com

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  105. I spray at the beginning of the season & then periodically throughout.

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  106. Spraying with a product like Amdro is the only consistent way to control the weeds.

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  107. I put a bowl of vinegar out side keeps the wisps and bees away

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  108. We have a huge ant and weed problem! Very sandy soil!

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  109. We have used dish soap and water sprayed around the house to get rid of Box Elder bugs!

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  110. I am not very good at getting rid of pests so far I haven't had much luck with that for weeds I pull them and I also use weed killers

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  111. We use weed control in the flower beds

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  112. actually we're having trouble finding something that will get rid of only the weeds and not kill everything else - regnod(at)yahoo(d0t)com

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  113. Terri C. McMillanJune 6, 2013 at 9:32 PM

    pour club soda on an ant hill to kill

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  114. Use tuna cans baited with tuna fish and soy sauce to trap and kill earwigs in your garden. s2inamug at aim dot com

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  115. The dandelion digger is the best invention ever!

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  116. using gum to get rid of ants
    vmkids3 at msn dot com

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  117. I make sure nothing in the yard is overgrown, and we keep gravel around the house which cuts down on some of the weeds too.

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  118. i use diatamaceous earth joseph gersch jtwark at mail .com

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  119. I pull weeds every couple of days to keep on top of them in my flower beds

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  120. I put moth balls in my crawl space to keep out snakes

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  121. hubby and kids help me and I try and dig them up

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  122. I use a week killer for the weeds and a bug spray for the bugs. We usually just have to spray for ants.

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  123. The AMDRO Fire Ant Killer is awesome. I have a huge Fire Ant problem every year and that stuff knocks out the mounds within 12 hours.

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  124. i grow lavender and basil to ward off insects

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  125. my husband handles that..

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  126. Dishwasher detergent in your sprayer will clean your house and get rid of box elder bugs... I hate them...

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  127. My husband does a pretty good job of getting rid of the weeds.

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  128. My tip for getting rid of weeds in to never spray before it rains or you loose most of the benefit of the spray.

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  129. I use the garden weasel to get rid of weeds in the garden

    rtrexel@gmail.com

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  130. Pull weeds regularly and use a weed killer

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  131. My tip is to spray the weeds when they're actively growing and spray them when it's nice and sunny. They'll die a quick death.

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  132. My only tip is to keep on top of it and not let it get crazy!
    ericacarnes(at)gmail(dot)com

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  133. i buy outdoors insect spray and do the edging of the house once a month

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  134. I have a lot of stink bugs and so far, the only thing that I have done is put each one in the toilet and flushed.

    Entered under Jill

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  135. We use peppermint oil mixed with water in a spray bottle to help get rid of fleas
    vikki.billings@yahoo.com

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  136. Baking soda to keep ants away

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  137. I use Boiling water to kill weeds and get rid of ants.

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