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NCPCA Webinar - Shared screen with speaker view
April Farley
26:18
Cary, NC
Sonia Estroff
26:38
Cary, NC
Rich Sauser
27:06
If you are on the Gaston County area and need help with snakes reach out to Grover Cleveland Barfield he his GREAT
k k
28:33
I very much worry about the essential oil so-called natural organic formulae in use now. The vendors claim they are safe, and maybe they are okay for hard-bodied adult insects but I suspect they may be 100% lethal to soft-bodied caterpillars. Can you comment on these formula with respect to this issue?
Rich Sauser
29:23
I am looking for the same answer on EO's
k k
29:58
The active ingredient is usually cedar oil in combination with other oils like peppermint.
Rich Sauser
30:59
or press F5
Rich Sauser
31:22
(well F5 for Windows not sure if it is a Mac :)
Rich Sauser
39:44
What is the timeline for the cycle of life?
Rich Sauser
48:20
Any tips for how to attract bats to a backyard (I know houses need 6 hours of sun, 20 feet from trees, etc.)
Patricia Stone
49:58
How can I leave muddy water or small dish for bees without encouraging mosquitoes?
Rich Sauser
50:33
Good question - I have the same question for butterflies
Gabriela Garrison
50:47
I'll talk a little about bats, but here's a website with some good tips: https://www.batcon.org/bat-house-tips-tricks/
Debbie Roos
51:26
https://www.batcon.org/about-bats/bat-houses/
carol peoples
51:52
Can we get a review of the info about commercial applicators not being allowed to spray areas with blooming flowers?
Monica YAdeun
52:02
If you change the water for your bees, butterflies every day the mosquito larvae can’t complete the metamorphosis :)
Debbie Roos
52:41
Patricia I keep bird baths in my garden for bees and just empty and refill them every couple of days to prevent problems with mosquitos.
Tara Moore
52:42
Correct Monica- it is about staying ahead of the mosquito lifestyle so they don't have those few days to reproduce completely!
Carla Osborne
53:01
My neighbor has a service that sprays for mosquitos. Sometimes in the summer the service sprays (including blooming shrubs) and shortly afterwards, we may have a summer storm. This seems to defeat the purpose of spraying as well as carrying the pesticides into the storm drains. Is there any requirement regarding inclement weather and application?
Sonia Estroff
53:38
also curious about neighbors commercial company spraying in trees above my blooming plants - how do we understand what they can and cannot do?
Rich Sauser
55:04
Thanks for the info on bats - I have visited the site before but not some of the pages you provided - I am working on putting up my 2nd bat house
Leila Goodwin
56:49
I keep seeing posts about neonicotinoids being used on garden center plants, so they will kill pollinators for a little while after purchased/planted. Comments?
Nona Bennett
57:57
I have one rain barrel that is open. Rather than using dunks or any other chemicals, I got 2 gold fish and they have taken care of all the mosquitos for the last 2 years.
Jennifer Singh
58:48
Do neonicotinoids affect the larvae of dragonflies?
Sonia Estroff
59:09
are these insecticides non-selective? so affects all insects?
Kaira Wagoner
59:26
Do you feed the goldfish?
Margaret Genkins
59:27
Aren't neonicotinoids and pyrethroids nontargeted, broad spectrum insecticides that kill beneficial insects as well as the targeted insect? On flowering and nonflowering plants.
Rich Sauser
59:33
From Sarah Hollis - NCWF - My best recommendation in the meantime is to avoid the box stores until data and regulation of these chemicals improves/exists. With nurseries you are more likely to have access to a professional or, better, the actual person who propagated the seeds and you can ask these questions. Plus they are gardeners themselves. The price is often a bit higher, but you pay for peace of mind and the safety of your resident wildlife.
Rich Sauser
01:00:40
NCWF is currently pushing for the passage of a bill on this subject: HB828. The Pollinator Protection Act. (Rep. Harrison, Setzer, Ager, Fisher; 7 cosponsors). This restricts the use of neonicotinoid pesticides in North Carolina to protect native pollinating populations except for some key uses. It is still in early stages and still under review how this may pertain to the sale of plants treated with neonics. Click the orange link above for some details about the nature of neonics and their impact.
Rich Sauser
01:00:58
https://www.ncleg.gov/BillLookUp/2021/H828
Charlotte Levy
01:01:08
What other insect larvae do mosquito dunks kill?
Debbie Roos
01:01:28
http://npic.orst.edu/
April Farley
01:04:24
Is there a link for the stop light image for the toxicity to bees?
Carol Hambridge
01:04:28
Where is Essential IC3 on the Bee toxicity traffic light?
Jim Warren
01:05:09
Thank you Sydney! Very informative.
Monica YAdeun
01:05:33
yes
Monica YAdeun
01:05:46
I mean yes I can see the presentation :)
Susan Yost
01:05:54
Can mosquito dunks be used in large water troughs or rain barrels that livestock drink from?
Sydney Ross
01:08:02
Toxicity to Bees Traffic Light: http://www.ncagr.gov/pollinators/documents/Bee%20Pesticide%20Risk%20Traffic%20Light%203-2-17.pdf
Rich Sauser
01:09:14
Are pollinator houses effective?
Bob Leker
01:10:38
I am interested in mosquitoe control strategies that don't use toxic chemicals or impact beneficial pollinators. I've used dunkers in my little pond. I just got a dynatrap product that uses a LED light with fan and attractant that lures mosquitoes into an attached basin. Anyone know if these devices work, the best times to run it, and what other insects it might trap? I have lots of bushes and mosquitoes.
Madison Ohmen
01:11:01
Bee hotels are pretty effective (mainly used by leafcutter bees and mason bees) but butterfly houses are not effective or rarely are from what I have read
Sydney Ross
01:11:38
Lots of great questions! I will try to get to a few of them on here.. Mosquito Dunks are advertised as being nontoxic to mammals, since I'm not a toxicologist I can't speak to the specifics.
Rich Sauser
01:11:52
Thanks Madison - wasn't sure about bees, heard the same thing about butterfly houses not being effective
Sydney Ross
01:12:17
Unfortunately, essential oils aren't listed on the traffic light so the Essential IC3 product isn't on there.
Monica YAdeun
01:13:39
I second what Madison said. I would only add that they have to be well constructed because often times they don’t take into account the needs of mason and leaf-cutter bees. The tunnels in the bee hotels have to be 10 to 15cm long and diameter 2mm to 1cm. They also need to be easy to clean to avoid parasites so you need the ones that open up. Else you have to discard them every year.
k k
01:14:04
The bug zappers that use a blue light as an attractant are USELESS. Mosquitoes aren’t attracted to the light but beneficial night-time pollinators are. So, bug zappers kill the good guys but not the bad guys.
Leila Goodwin
01:14:47
Does a fountain help deter the mosquitos?
Debbie Roos
01:15:27
Also make sure any bee houses are sited properly and do not receive afternoon sun or everything will bake. Also think about how you manage your garden to provide natural nesting sites for these cavity nesters...so not cutting everything down in the fall once it's done blooming, but waiting until the spring to allow insects time to emerge.
Mary McEneaney
01:15:29
Yes, they can't breed in moving water. I use water wigglers and solar bubblers.
Margaret Genkins
01:17:24
Inexpensive, solar-powered pumps sit in bird bath and keep water moving and circulating through small filter.
Bob Leker
01:18:37
In a small, enclosed space (screened porch), I have used a spray bottle with rubbing alcohol. The spray will kill individual mosquitoes - have to hunt them!
Megan Cherry
01:19:13
Surely dirt/sand would be a much more ecologically-friendly way to fill a tree hole - fewer chemicals to leach into the ground
carol ann winter
01:19:38
please address the question re the essential oils- this the main reason I’m interested in this webinar
Nona Bennett
01:20:58
But many of our beautiful butterflies need that ground cover....
Jayne Boyer
01:21:29
I used a fan outside on a hot day and it attracted biting flies who were able to fly through the fan breeze and bite me. I think that the fan sent my scent farther away and allowed them to find me.
Tara Moore
01:22:00
Nona, they love the ground cover but would probably prefer native ground cover which doesn't get as thick as some of those non-native/invasive species!
Debbie Roos
01:23:06
https://xerces.org/publications/guidelines/how-to-help-your-community-create-effective-mosquito-management-plan
Rich Sauser
01:23:39
Agree with Carol Ann - I may have missed it - but are the essential oil treatments safe?
Debbie Roos
01:24:01
https://xerces.org/publications/fact-sheets/supporting-ecologically-sound-mosquito-management
Nona Bennett
01:24:02
Tara -- Yes. Native plants are wonderful and preferable. But isn't the point that we want to dry out the ground so the mosquitos can't breed?
Lori Harris
01:24:24
How about the essential oil spray that places like Mosquito Joe’s offers?
Carol Hambridge
01:24:27
We live in a wooded area and are planning a backyard wedding next June. What do you recommend for treatment for this one time event? We already employ fans and source control.
Monica YAdeun
01:25:05
Thank you great talk :)
Jim Warren
01:25:07
Thank you Gabriela!
carol peoples
01:25:22
so- WHICH- of the pesticides is the safest for bees, butterflies and caterpillers?
Rich Sauser
01:25:25
Thanks - great presentation
MH Freeman
01:25:40
Will we be able to access this great information later?
Sonia Estroff
01:25:57
Thank you, great information and resources shared!
Phyllis Stiles
01:26:37
How does garlic based sprays impact pollinators?
Lori Harris
01:27:58
HI Sydney - my husband wants to hire Mosquito Joe’s to spray this, but I have two beehives and I’m concerned about anything that could possibly be toxic to them.
Lori Harris
01:28:03
https://mosquitojoe.com/services/natural-treatments/#:~:text=What%20is%20it%3F,and%20fleas%20from%20your%20property.
Sonia Estroff
01:28:22
I recently discovered and love the Murphy's Naturals products for personal repellents and incense cones
MH Freeman
01:29:11
where do you buy the Murphy’s products, Sonia Estroff?
tina morey
01:30:04
We used a natural garlic oil spray and seemed to work pretty well.
Sonia Estroff
01:31:11
I ordered online but they are local in Raleigh. I bought one of their bundles to find which products I prefer.
Monica YAdeun
01:31:43
Gabriela could you please repeat what nutrients bees get from the nectar and which from the pollen? Thank you
k k
01:31:57
And what about high wind???
Rich Sauser
01:33:26
Is this the Murphy's being referenced? https://www.murphysnaturals.com/
Phyllis Stiles
01:34:15
The bee traffic light list said imidicloprid is a fungicide, but isn’t it an insecticide?
Sonia Estroff
01:34:24
Rich, yes. I ordered directly from them since wanted them to get the profit vs 3rd party.
Gabriela Garrison
01:34:44
Thanks for all the great questions! Please feel free to reach out to us individually as well! Contact info again: Sydney.Ross@ncagr.gov and gabriela.garrison@ncwildlife.org
Debbie Roos
01:35:10
Sydney's email address to follow up with questions: sydney.ross@ncagr.gov
Debbie Roos
01:35:37
And gabriela.garrison@ncwildlife.org
Monica YAdeun
01:36:43
Thank you!
k k
01:37:41
None!!!!!
Nona Bennett
01:39:19
Thank you, Gavriela.
Carla Osborne
01:39:24
Thank you!
April Farley
01:39:29
Thank you all so much!
Jim Warren
01:39:35
Excellent session. Thank you and have a great afternoon with no bites!
CHRISTINE MCCLUSKEY
01:39:47
thanks!
Nona Bennett
01:39:49
Blessings. Thank you.
Karen Dunn
01:39:49
Thank you
Phyllis Stiles
01:39:52
Thanks Sydney, Ganriela, Tara, and Debbie!
Patricia Stone
01:39:52
Thanks so much!
Terri Schaffer
01:39:58
Thank you very much Gabriela, Tara, Debbi and Sydney!!
carol peoples
01:40:02
thank you!