Unwanted Neighbors - - Walking Sticks!

tiogaqueenSeptember 8, 2007

I have a ton of these insects in my garden. How do I get rid of them? I am scared to death of them! I've read where Spinosad will work, but I don't know where to buy it. Any suggestions?

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buford(7 NE GA)

Why are you afraid of them? They are not harmful.

    Bookmark   September 8, 2007 at 8:40PM
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garden_fool(zone 9 TX)

Don't kill them they eat the bad insects. Catch all you can and bring them to my house.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2007 at 9:49AM
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alaynacole

Here's a little something I found you may find interesting. I love Walking Sticks...they are actually very interesting insects.

Peace
D

Walking Sticks

"The walking stick is a common but often overlooked insect in the world of entomology because it is not a problem as a pest either to farmers or to ordinary people. These peaceful insects are strictly vegetarians feeding on berry, cherry and a variety of other leaves. There are over 3000 varieties of walking sticks identified world wide! Walking sticks are found primarily in the temperate and tropical regions. These creatures spend their days motionless hanging from leaves and branches waiting until dark to feed. This particular insect gets its name from its appearance, looking much like a twig or in some cases the leaves upon which it feeds."

Here is a link that might be useful: Walking Stick

    Bookmark   September 9, 2007 at 11:34AM
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laurabs(7b)

Alert small boys in your neighborhood that they may come and collect all they want. Lots of little boys think bugs are way cool, LOL.

    Bookmark   September 9, 2007 at 6:38PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

tiogaqueen, are you sure that you have walking sticks and not praying mantids?

    Bookmark   September 10, 2007 at 2:42PM
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Josh(z8a)

Alaynacole, thanks for that site..marvelous. josh

    Bookmark   September 24, 2007 at 12:38PM
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