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anybody know anything about bamboo bugs?
pappythesailor
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Joined: Jul 07, 2005
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From: Mass.
Posted: 2005-11-15 05:57 am   Permalink

I've reached the point in my home bar project where I need to start thinking about bamboo. I know there're little bugs that live in bamboo that one should get exterminated. But I was wondering: can those little bugs stand a New England Winter? If I leave them outside for a few weeks, will that fix the little &%@$*s and save me some money?

 
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freddiefreelance
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Joined: Feb 15, 2003
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From: San Diego, Ca.
Posted: 2005-11-15 07:26 am   Permalink

Most bamboo can stand a winter in the North East (there were several stands on Staten Island when I was growing up, and there were a number of stands in parks in Chicago when I lived there), so I'd think that the 'BooBugs could, too.

You could call the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University, I know that they grow bamboo there and they'll probably know something about it's pests & whether they can stand your winters. The Plant Information Hotline is 617.524.1718 x 127, but it's only open on Mondays from 1 to 3 PM. You could perform a Google Local search by typing in the word Arboretum along with your town name & Massachusetts, i.e. "arboretum, boston, ma", to turn up an Arboretum that's closer to you.
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pappythesailor
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Posted: 2005-11-15 08:19 am   Permalink

Thanks.

I guess if bamboo can grow in Chicago, those buggies might just live anywhere too. I'll call and see what I learn.


 
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curb creature
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Joined: Jul 13, 2005
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From: SO CAL SO FINE
Posted: 2005-11-15 3:02 pm   Permalink

you could always wrap the bamboo in plastic, and let off one of those cheapy "bug bombs".maybe poke a hole or two,in the plastc so it doesnt explode..

 
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Basement Kahuna
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From: Jawja Province, Isle of North America
Posted: 2005-11-15 3:06 pm   Permalink

Boric Acid. Or ask Bambooben.

 
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