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    Something To Think About

    Recently, I noticed a number of holes in the nylon screens on my windows. Puzzled, I turned to Google: grasshoppers. Then yesterday, I stopped by the lumberyard for coffee and gossip...in the course of conversation, I brought this up, and no one was surprised. They did, however add a couple of suspects to the list, crickets and June bugs. Here's where hammocks come in: if these insects will eat nylon screening, nylon fabric isn't much of a leap.

    In the past, I've left hammocks strung up under the arbor for days at a time, but I'm rethinking that. The more you know...
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    Good to know - Thanks for passing it along. May rethink my everyday hang since i tend to leave it out a chunk of time.
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    Whoa! That's not good news at all. What if you treated it with that stuff Rat and Possum use on their hammocks? Permethrin maybe?
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    Permethrin

    And wash your window screens with it, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by oldgringo View Post
    Recently, I noticed a number of holes in the nylon screens on my windows. Puzzled, I turned to Google: grasshoppers. Then yesterday, I stopped by the lumberyard for coffee and gossip...in the course of conversation, I brought this up, and no one was surprised. They did, however add a couple of suspects to the list, crickets and June bugs. Here's where hammocks come in: if these insects will eat nylon screening, nylon fabric isn't much of a leap.

    In the past, I've left hammocks strung up under the arbor for days at a time, but I'm rethinking that. The more you know...
    Very interesting, and thanks for posting this!

    I will keep an eye on this thread to see what the masses devise as a deterrent, don't want to find my stuff looking like swiss cheese!!!
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