Do dryer sheets repel pests? According to some university studies, the answer is yes and no. That is, some dryer sheets do have characteristics that repel some insects. Dryer sheets have not been scientifically tested as a mosquito repellent, but some dryer sheets contain a chemical that is a marginally effective repellent. According to the research:. From these results, the testers took it a step further to determine just what was in the dryer sheets that could cause the insects to be repelled.
We're looking for high-quality short clips 20 seconds max of bugs in your garden and the organic methods to control them. Video clips need to be: Taken in landscape orientation at the highest quality your camera or phone can be set to. Steady video without the camera or phone moving. Using a tripod is ideal but leaning against a solid object or support will also work. As close as possible to the bugs or plant if filming bug damage without them becoming blurry. No narration - just the background sounds of your garden will be fine! Please see our How to Submit section for competition details and how to send us your video clips.
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All rights reserved. Many people are fond of ladybugs because of their colorful, spotted appearance. But farmers love them for their appetite. Most ladybugs voraciously consume plant-eating insects, such as aphids, and in doing so they help to protect crops. Ladybugs lay hundreds of eggs in the colonies of aphids and other plant-eating pests.