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Anonymous

A few years ago our house had a BAD infestation of fleas. I bombed our house every other day for 2 weeks. It was so bad that we couldn't even stay in it. I asked an old farmer that lived down the road if he knew of any old remedies & he said let me think about it. A few days later he brought me a sack full of horse apples/bodarc apples. He said he wasn't for sure if they'd work with fleas but would be worth a try since they work on lots of other pests. You cut them in half and throw them around the perimeter of where you want to treat. Our house is pier and beam so I threw them under the house as well as in the attic. The very next day, we were able to move back home. Have not seen 1 flea, field mouse, grass snake, or anything since this treatment. Hope this helps someone

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Anonymous

I am wondering if that would work on these horrible stink bugs.

Ann

Where do you get these apples?

Kelly

I have fleas, and horses... Of course not together. I'll have to try this. By the way, horse apples are horse turds.

Anonymous



Maclura pomifera, commonly called Osage-orange, hedge-apple,[1] Horse-apple, Bois D'Arc, Bodark, or Bodock[2] is a small deciduous tree or large shrub, typically growing to 8–15 metres (26–49 ft) tall. It is dioecious, with male and female flowers on different plants. The fruit, a multiple fruit, is roughly spherical, but bumpy, and 7–15 cm in diameter. It is filled with a sticky white latex sap. In fall, its color turns a bright yellow-green. It is not closely related to the citrus fruit called an orange: Maclura belongs to the mulberry family, Moraceae, while oranges belong to the family Rutaceae.[3]
Maclura is closely related to the genus Cudrania, and hybrids between the two genera have been produced. In fact, some botanists recognize a more broadly defined Maclura that includes species previously included in Cudrania and other genera of Moraceae.
Osajin and Pomiferin are flavonoid pigments present in the wood and fruit, comprising about 10% of the fruit's dry weight. The plant also contains the flavonol morin.
It was once thought that placing an Osage orange under the bed would repel spiders and insects. This practice has declined with the rise of synthetic insecticides. However, scientific studies have found that extracts of Osage orange do repel several insect species, in some studies just as well as the widely-used synthetic insecticide DEET.[4]

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