[NAFEX] borers:peach

Doreen Howard doreenh at ticon.net
Fri Jul 26 10:55:30 EDT 2002

One thing to remember about paradichlorobenzene is that a significant
portion of the population is either allergic to it or sensitive to it.  I
can walk down a store aisle where the stuff is wrapped in plastic and/or
cellophane and get an immediate reaction--my eyes swell shut.  So if you
have allergic people in your family, I wouldn't use the stuff as it migrates
easily, and if it doesn't cause an outright reaction, it will add to the
overload of allergens affecting the person.
Doreen Howard

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Subject: [NAFEX] borers:peach

> If you do use mothballs, remember that there are two kinds,
> napthlene(sp?) and paradichlorobenzene.  It's the
> paradichlorobenzene ones you want.  They also should be
> flakes, and not "balls". I've also read elsewhere that the soil
> you mound over the flakes has to be "disposed" of after you
> remove it.
> I found these web sites by searching on Google by search on
> paradichlorobenzene (For first site) and then
> paradichlorobenzene and fruit for the rest:
> EPA:
> http://www.epa.gov/safewater/dwh/t-voc/p-dichlo.html
> Nebraska Extension:
> http://www.ianr.unl.edu/pubs/insects/g292.htm
> University of Arkansas:
> http://www.uaex.edu/Other_Areas/publications/HTML/FSA-7503.asp
> Colorado Extension:
> http://www.ext.colostate.edu/pubs/insect/05566.html


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