[nafex] pawpaw bark as insecticide

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Sat Dec 16 13:40:33 EST 2000


In a message dated 12/15/00 3:05:09 AM, the.fluffy.bunny at juno.com writes:

<< My reply:

Soak about a gallon of bark in a five gallon pail, stirring frequently
for about a week...then evaporate the liquid to a concentrate of about
3/4 of a gallon.   Add about 30 drops of ivory dishsoap or some other
soap to make it sticky and spray away.  

Wishing you the best,

            TFB >>

OK, is this a broad-spectrum insecticide like garlic, elderberry extra ct, 
arsenic, etc?  This is important to those of us who which to keep spraying 
ANYTHING to a minimum by encouraging natural "controls."

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