[nafex] Tanglefoot

Jack Wigal kr8z at citynet.net
Mon Dec 18 20:42:33 EST 2000


Thanks Derry, and thanks to all who answered my rabbit distress call. I
received many good suggestions and especially liked the one concerning 4 in.
flexible drain line. I have been offered a pretty big piece just for hauling
it away. After reading your description of tanglefoot, I think I would
probably end up trapping myself if I were to use it. I also like the rabbit
stew idea, but can never find them in the garden when I go out with my
flashlight and trusty squirrel (rabbit) rifle. A fellow on radio(I'm a ham)
said they are very easy to catch with a hav-a-hart trap using apples for
bait. 13F here this morning so hope you all are keeping warm.        Tnx
again,    Jack




----- Original Message -----
From: dwalsh/wchase <wchase at interchange.ubc.ca>
To: <nafex at egroups.com>
Sent: Sunday, December 17, 2000 12:21 PM
Subject: [nafex] Tanglefoot


> Doc may be busy so I'll tell you ..
>
> Tanglefoot is a very very very sticky substance that can  be used to trap
pests.
> It is commonly used in this area to trap Winter moth and Rhododendron root
> weevils.  It is best used to trap insects which climb up or down the tree
truck as
> part of their life cycle.  It would deter voles and rabbits.  Kittens and
young
> children can also get stuck to it.   I know of a case where the kitten got
> Tanglefoot on its paws, the owner used paint thinner to remove the
Tanglefoot and
> the kitten died.  It absorbed the paint thinner through its paws and was
poisoned.
>
> BUT
>
> Tanglefoot should never be put directly on the tree trunk or in a few
years you'll
> have an area completely covered with dead insects and the pests are now
able to
> walk over the dead bodies safely and infest your tree.
>
> One should put Saran warp or some plastic around the tree first and then
paint it
> with Tanglefoot (warm Tanglefoot in microwave to make it easier to
spread).  The
> Saran wrap can be removed in the spring and reapplied each Fall.
>
> When working with Tanglefoot, you will get it all over you!!!   And it is
very
> sticky!!
>
> I think the latex paint with Thiram would be much easier to apply and Jim
Cummings
> says it works.
>
> Derry
>
> Derry Walsh & Bill Chase  email:wchase at interchange.ubc.ca
> Aldergrove,  B. C.,  Canada
> phone/fax (604) 856-9316
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> : However, I don't know what Tanglefoot is.  Would you mind describing it
?
> : Jack Wigal
> : kr8z at citynet.net
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