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


  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,559

    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

  • YviestevieYviestevie Kingswinford, West MidlandsPosts: 6,825

    I totally agree Verdun.

    Hi from Kingswinford in the West Midlands
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