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I was told that they hate coffee grounds might be worth a try.


  • nutcutletnutcutlet Posts: 27,411

    When you see all the crane flies bouncy around the lawn, that's the time to deal with it. go and squash them before they lay the eggs.

    I don't do this, it's all part of life and something will eat the larvae. The more indiscriminate poisoning that goes on the more the balance is upset and one pest gains superiority

    In the sticks near Peterborough
  • YviestevieYviestevie Posts: 7,063

    I totally agree Verdun.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
  • If you find a lettuce keeling over for no reason and you investigate underneath, you will find the horrible thing. Plenty of digging and turning over the soil is supposed to help there.
  • We get the horrible things dancing round the bedroom every night..... what fun ! Any we don't catch dive bomb me after lights out ! This year has been the worst ever for them .....they are very good at finding cobwebs that I have missed though  !

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