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Unwanted Neighbors - - Walking Sticks!

Posted by tiogaqueen Louisiana (My Page) on
Sat, Sep 8, 07 at 19:02

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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RE: Unwanted Neighbors - - Walking Sticks!

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

RE: Unwanted Neighbors - - Walking Sticks!

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

RE: Unwanted Neighbors - - Walking Sticks!

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


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

RE: Unwanted Neighbors - - Walking Sticks!

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.

RE: Unwanted Neighbors - - Walking Sticks!

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

RE: Unwanted Neighbors - - Walking Sticks!

  • Posted by josh z8a (My Page) on
    Mon, Sep 24, 07 at 12:38

Alaynacole, thanks for that site..marvelous. josh

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