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Sow bugs attacking my baby citrus

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I just got a new citrus to grow indoors and the sow bugs have been gnawing on the bark and making sap come out
Anyone got any suggestions of something I could put around the tree or spray it with to slow the buggers down?

Thanks in advance! Any advice would be appreciated
 
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my first thought was to place some diatomaceous earth around the plants.

You could also try some smelly herbs like rosemary, cinnamon, clove, etc.

I have heard folks say that if you take a cantaloupe rind and place it upside down you can lure the bugs away from your plants.

 
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Sow bugs stay very near the surface, you should be able to pick them up and release them outside.
After your trees get a bit larger they will have no impact on them.
 
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ive come across a non poison possible solution for bugs and pests, its called "tanglefoot" its made by the folks at miracle grow and quite a long and storied history and they have a few different products of which one might be helpful for you
 
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bruce Fine wrote:ive come across a non poison possible solution for bugs and pests, its called "tanglefoot" its made by the folks at miracle grow and quite a long and storied history and they have a few different products of which one might be helpful for you



So my current solution, along with removing them all rolled up in the morning, was to wrap the trunk with ducktape facing outward but pretty tightly to impede them from getting to it. Working great except now they are attacking the roots so I will throw a tiny bit of diatomaceous earth to seal the deal.  
 
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