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What month do you start using Hedgeapples?:
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Name: Shirley
State: IN
Years used: 6
How many used: 50
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: @ vents around house; near garage doors; in well pitt; under kitchen sink; in attic in barn
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 50% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: You didn't have a space for mice, but that is my particular use---fighting those creatures with Hedgeapples! With respect to the next question, anywhere in the house I place them on foil.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Penny
State: TX
Years used: 3
How many used: 15
Obtained: Other
Places where used: every room and every 8 feet in back yard
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Used in 1994 for a massive flea infestation. Took ten years before we had fleas again. This is with multiple dogs that lived inside..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Sandy
State: SD
Years used: 8
How many used: 36
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: In the house
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I would like to get some more now, i can't wait until July..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Norma
State: MI
Years used: 2
How many used: 6
Obtained: Other
Places where used: bathroom kitchen utility room etc. any place where spiders congregate
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: would like to be able to get some more. they really work. even at our aircraft hanger.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Sandy
State: PA
Years used: 1
How many used: 8
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: All were in basement.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 25% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Shirley
State: CA
Years used: 1
How many used: 3
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Kitchen
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 50% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: So far I have had a decrease in the use of my asthma medications and it (the hedgeapples) doesn't seem to be affecting my allergies. I think this is the answer I have been looking for..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Bruce
State: PA
Years used: 1
How many used: 3
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: I have a large finished basement and in a half bath in basement.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: Some questions were not observed beyound local areas. Last fall I had a spider next to my computer desk for months. It never seemed to move. Put "monkey ball" uncut about 6 feet away and within hours the spider was gone. Have a few return this spring as before. I think I got the fruit in the fall sometime and picked it up off of the ground. It was undamaged and recently fallen.|.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Nanette
State: CA
Years used: 3
How many used: 6
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Underneath beds, in closets and underneath couch.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I have been search for what I call Osage Oranges for about 6 months. My boss used to bring them to me from Louisville but he retired and I had no clue where to get them from and a lot of people have never heard of them..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Bernard
State: NJ
Years used: 1
How many used: 12
Obtained: Other
Places where used: One of my daugthers supplied them after complainong to her about spiders in the house. Inside-living room dining room and 2 bedrooms.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I'm not absolutely certain when the hedgeapples took affect. However, I have not had spders in the house for at least 8 months. They are now just starting to reappear.I tried getting the hedgeapples locally but couldn't find them. I also did not know the name of the fruit. My daughter had no idea as to what she had bought.I finally just recently found out what I was actully looking for. Until that time, I could only describe them.I then finally tried the internet and found your firm. Thank you..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: L.
State: OH
Years used: 1
How many used: 4
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: New Home Construction in basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Placed them in the rafters of the basement. No accidents, stains, etc..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Joy
State: VA
Years used: 3
How many used: 3
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: bathrooms & kitchen
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I am glad that my sister heard about them and gave me your web site.. Thanks..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Richard
State: CA
Years used: 3
How many used: 12
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: All Rooms
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 50% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: NEED MORE HEDGE APPLES.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Louann
State: MN
Years used: 1
How many used: 3
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: It took until the hedgeapple dried out and turned black approximately 1-2 months then we noticed a significantly decrease in all the insects in the basement, especially in the spiders first then other insects..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: sherri
State: KY
Years used: 1
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: laundry room , basement family room, bathroom, general living area
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Larry
State: KS
Years used: 20
How many used: 4
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Inside of exteior door under ourside leading in to bussiness office. Bugs would gather at night under light, then enter building. Put hedgeapple out they quit entering building. Cleaning lady removed them, bug started to enter offices again. Put new hedgeapple door inside, and they quit.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 75% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Worked real good at keeping bugs form entering building|.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Patti
State: IL
Years used: 1
How many used: 2
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Bathroom and Bedroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: The only effect they seemed to have was to activate the spiders. They kept crawling aroung which was even more unnerving than when they sat in the corner and didn't move. I would not have minded all the movement as long as it was to move OUT! But they didn't. And I can't even be sure the increased activity was from the hedge apples since it is also the time of year (fall) when there is dramatic changes in the temperature which could also be the cause..
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: Dan
State: OK
Years used: 4
How many used: 75
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outside house and garage around foundation; under crawl space; inside garage and tool shed; in every room and closets, basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Laura
State: IA
Years used: 1
How many used: 30+
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: EVERYWHERE I could get them in closets, under beds, under cabinets, under and outside of house - garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jerry
State: OH
Years used: 3
How many used: 5
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: When my husband and I were first married and bought our house he swore by using hedgeapples to control spiders. Now I remind him to go out every year and get new hedgeapples..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Bernadette
State: OH
Years used: 1
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: In every room, placed on tin foil cups.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Picked osage apples at Aunt Barb's in Bellvue, OH 10/22/00. Placed them in each room on tin foil cups. Ever since, no more spiders, before I'd see 3 spiders a day, now I see 0!!!!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: James
State: NY
Years used: 2
How many used: 6
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Cupboards in kitchen and bathroom, under sink
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 75% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: DEBBIE
State: KY
Years used: 5
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: UNDER STEPS,BEDROOMS,GARAGE,CLOSETS
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: THEY REALLY WORK ON SPIDERS,YOU REALLY CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Vickie
State: IL
Years used: 1
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement and outside the house
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: No Reduction
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: they did not work at all.
Did They Work: No


Name: Tonya
State: TX
Years used: 3
How many used: 15
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Underneath Home
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 25% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: 75% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Annie
State: NY
Years used: 1
How many used: 3
Obtained: Other
Places where used: I came across the hedgeapples at the local farmer's market. They were in a basket with a sign saying "Repels roaches." I placed them by the kitchen sink and by my cats' food and water
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 75% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Week
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I have only used the hedgeapples for a few days so can't comment on the duration. I would describe the effect as more than "very localized" but less than"widespread." And I would describe it as immediate and astonishing. We live in an old Greenwich Village building with a lot of cracks, in which construction is going on. We have several cats and their dry food is out all the time. Since the roaches mutated to be immune to Combat, we have despaired of finding a solution. We are fascinated and grateful and hope the effects last. We will definitely be ordering some..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Beverly
State: KY
Years used: 1
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: closets, kitchen cabinets and bathroom - all indoors
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: We started using the Hedgeapples at the end of November. It is now Jan 30, and are still experiencing results..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Bill
State: IL
Years used: 5
How many used: 50
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Used mostly in basement, also in large closets. If placed around basement inside foundation seems to be most effective.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: We live on a farm and have hedge rows very close to the house so we so not have far to get them. I replace them several times in the late fall..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Amy
State: NJ
Years used: 1
How many used: 2
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I never saw anything as effective. After years of trouble with pavement ants, we had none this spring. And I never saw a spider..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jenny
State: MO
Years used: 1
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Bedroom, Living room, basement, garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: No Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I would like to know what I'm doing wrong. I put the hedge apples around the house and we are still seeing spiders daily. I would love for this to work..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Michael and Kathleen
State: TN
Years used: more
How many used: 12
Obtained: Other
Places where used: ALL EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE AND GARAGE
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: WE MERELY KEPT AN APPLE IN EACH ROOM JUST AS WE PICKED IT OFF THE TREE. WE DIDN'T PARE IT,QUARTER IT OR DO ANYTHING BUT LEAVE IT IN EACH ROOM. NO DAMAGE TO HARDWOOD FLOORS OR CARPETS..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jim
State: SD
Years used: two
How many used: 6
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Inside under beds and desks and in closets
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: worked in areas I placed them -- with an approx working diameter of 12 ft from apple.
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: Melissa
State: SD
Years used: two
How many used: 1
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Basement, doorway facing lakeside of house
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: 75% Reduction
Fleas: 75% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Work great! I set (3) by my doorway and the next morning I did not see any crickets on the floor, didn't hear any through the night either. I will be purchasing more for the laundry room!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Heather
State: IA
Years used: one
How many used: 4
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: One is each room of cabin
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I put them there 3 weeks ago...2 apples rotted, and I only found about 3 spiders this weekend. I have the hedgeapples at our weekend home on the Mississippi River.... I wish I could get my hands on hedgeapples earlier in the year......We get wood roaches VERY bad there One rotted on my end table and left a mark.... I didn't have any info on them before I bought them...I remember growing up, my mom and dad would buy them every year at a farmer's market and put them in a big bowl on the floor..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Joyce
State: OH
Years used: More
How many used: 25
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: I put 3 to 4 in each room of my house and several in the garage to shoo away pest before cold weather sets in.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: My Cherokee Indian Grandmother first told me of hedgeapples as an insect repellent about 50 yrs ago. People have laughed at me, then tried them, and now ask me where to find them. Seeing is believing! They dry hard so I've never had a problem yet. I pitch them when totally brown and dry, usually in January find them. Seeing is believing!! .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Joyce
State: IN
Years used: more
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outside Garage Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: No Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: No Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: Vicki
State: OH
Years used: more
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: 1 in each room in the home, and some thrown under home in crawl space
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: we have used hedge apples for years to control spiders in our home with much success.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Donna
State: OH
Years used: three
How many used: 20
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: outside. inside. each room in house. campers. sheds everywhere!
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Apples were scarce here this year. Many trees but not many apples. Our spiders make their webs right on the apple. But after the first year of many mice, never had one since..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jeri
State: IL
Years used: More
How many used: 4
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: I put 1 hedgeapple in each corner of my basement in the rafters.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I am convinced these hedgeapples work on spiders. I was overrun and placed them in basement and noticed in just a couple days time they were gone. I have heard they also repel rodents I would like to know if anyone knows of this..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: C
State: KS
Years used: one
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: All closets and the kitchen
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 50% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 25% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: This is the first time we are using the hedgeapples. We are still learning how to best do this. (There are LOTS of hedgeapples around here; it just makes sense to use them!).
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jerry
State: OH
Years used: One
How many used: 35
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: All around outside of house and in closets inside the home as well as out of sight areas like laundry room and bedrooms.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 75% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: They work great!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lisa
State: IL
Years used: One
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: underneath mobile home
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: James
State: NY
Years used: Two
How many used: 6
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Cupboards in kitchen and bathroom, under sink
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 75% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: THEY REALLY WORK ON SPIDERS,YOU REALLY CAN SEE THE DIFFERENCE. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Julia
State: MN
Years used: Two
How many used: 2
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: inside my apartment
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: i placed one apple in a central location and it worked through out the whole apartment, i did not even cut,smash,core the apple, and it still worked very well.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Glen
State: MI
Years used: More
How many used: 20
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement, Barn
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 75% Reduction
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Both Barn & Basement, HedgeApples are left all year, until the next crop...they seem to work all year, in the barn 20+ feet, in the basement, the entire house benefits (closed...).
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Dick
State: IN
Years used: Three
How many used: 15
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: We have used one in every room, in crawspace, & garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: We don`t have a real big problem with pests. We start using Hedgeapples in fall and it seem to eliminate the spiders & other pests, including mice from coming in from cold. Last year we had one mouse, years before we might catch as many as five or six. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lynda
State: MI
Years used: one
How many used: 4
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Garage, basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Got them for a coworker who got them from a friend..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Beverly
State: KY
Years used: One
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Got them for a coworker who got them from a friend.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: We started using the Hedgeapples at the end of November. It is now Jan 30, and are still experiencing results. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Diane
State: ND
Years used: three
How many used: 2
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: in basement, under steps around freezer area
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets: 50% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: really neat that a natural item can be used to prevent spiders, etc..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Joan
State: RI
Years used: Two
How many used: 2
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Louis Use them in a basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: It has been 2 years since I used them and just now I am beginning to see crickets and spiders returning.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lisa
State: MN
Years used: One
How many used: 1
Obtained: Other
Places where used: My mother in law bought them and it took me two years to figure out what they were
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I went from finding 20-50 spiders in the house a day to NONE!!!! fantastic.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Rebecca
State: WV
Years used: two
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: cabinets where spices are used, lazy susan, basement, window sills
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 50% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: 50% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I have never tried these hedge apples outside my home (around the house), but will be trying them this fall..
Did They Work: No


Name: Jen
State: IN
Years used: one
How many used: 4
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: used in a damp basement, we had problems w/ waterbugs,spiders, and ladybugs and we haven't seen any durning the time we used them.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: i have a hedge tree, last time we picked the tree was about 3 years ago, & i haven't seen a hege apple since do you know what might be wrong? is the tree dead?.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Kathy
State: MI
Years used: 5
How many used: 25
Obtained: Other
Places where used: basement, garage, window sills
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 50% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Brenda
State: TX
Years used: 1
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: kitchen, laundry area, bathroon, living room by patio doors
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: found roaches crawling all over the hedgeapples and not deterring them at all.
Did They Work: No


Name: Jody
State: ND
Years used: 5
How many used: 5
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Carol
State: NM
Years used: 3
How many used: 5
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Inside, kitchen, bedrooms, bathrooms, livingroom, garage, laundryroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Dallas
State: OH
Years used: 10
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: under house bedrooms attic
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: on rats mice spiders kept them out most of the winter.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Bill
State: PA
Years used: 1
How many used: 6
Obtained: Other
Places where used: basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: We bought them at a farm and garden store. They said the fruit would not work until after the first frost, is this true?.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: John
State: MO
Years used: 8
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement.Closets in all rooms. Tried placing outside around foundation but found that the squirles like them also
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: It is my belief that hedge apples kill as well as repell insects. Have lived at my present address for 5 yr's. When I moved in I had the house sprayed,it didn't last long. A friend told me about the apples,I said yea right.he was right.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Travis
State: IN
Years used: 10
How many used: 30
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement , pantry, ect...
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Deborah
State: IL
Years used: 2
How many used: 2
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement, Laundryroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 50% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: No effect on silverfish. As a matter of fact I just wittnessed a silverfish crawling over my orange placed between the washer and dryer 1 week after placement of Orange.
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: Marty
State: OH
Years used: 1
How many used: 40
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: around foundation of house. In basement and one in each room.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Placed them when green It took a year to find out it worked. The ladybugs still were in the house this winter. They have not come back into the house this fall. I see ladybugs elsewhere on property, so if they were going to invade as usual they would have by now..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Don
State: OH
Years used: 3
How many used: 50
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: All about my neck arms and groin
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 50% Reduction
Cockroaches: 50% Reduction
Crickets: 50% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: 50% Reduction
Fleas: 50% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I can't believe these things work. I am so excited, I can't wait to tell ma..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lindsy
State: IA
Years used: 1
How many used: 4
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Bedrooms, kitchen and living room...in the corner of the room.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I never thought about the crickets. I have to try a few in the basement now!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lulu
State: IN
Years used: 2
How many used: 5
Obtained: Other
Places where used: first time got at flea market picked our own this time use in all rooms, patio, garage, basement, everywhere
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 25% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 50% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: we first heard about the use of hedgeapples from a Paul Harvey report and decided to try. they worked!!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Ruth
State: MI
Years used: 3
How many used: 4
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Garage, Basement, kitchen Sewing room
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Spiders were almost nil after I started using the apples, Ants did not affect as much.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Richard
State: CT
Years used: 1
How many used: 3
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Placed osage "oranges" in kitchen cabinets and under sink.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: The disappearance of roaches coming from a next door apartment was very dramatic. From fresh roach frass on counter tops and cabinet shelves every night, to a complete disappearance of any evidence of roaches..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: michelle
State: IL
Years used: 1
How many used: 5
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: outdoors under my home, in our storage shed, indoors in the closets and cabinets.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I had never heard of hedgeapples until I started experiencing problems with spiders and a friend mentioned that hedgeapples were perfect to rid me of them and that she placed them in a camper that they store during the winter to keep out the mice, too. I would occassionally have a mouse visit, but when we put out the fruit that all ceased...we're believers of HEDGEAPPLES!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Richard
State: PA
Years used: 1
How many used: 4
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement and closets
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: i'd like to buy a tree t grow in my yard. whrer do i find one?.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Carolyn & Lowell
State: IN
Years used: 3
How many used: 20
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outside around home and garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Wish there were more trees in our area.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Judy
State: MN
Years used: 1
How many used: 1
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: CAMPING TRAILER
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I USED IT FOR TWO YEARS. I DIDN'T HAVE ONE THIS SUMMER AND NOTICED A VERY SIGNIFCANT AMOUNT OF COBWEBS..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: shirley
State: WV
Years used: 8
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement and garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I have now discovered that the apples are good to chase away bthe Australian Beetles or Lady bugs..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Susan
State: IN
Years used: 1
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Every room in the house!
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: We needed something to fight "The Great Lady Bug Invasion", and these worked.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Amber
State: IN
Years used: 1
How many used: 22
Obtained: Other
Places where used: My parents picked them up for us in Terre Haute,IN where they live
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Greg
State: IN
Years used: 2
How many used: 20-30
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: garage,kitchen,bedroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 50% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: tried them last year as an experiment, fairly surprised that they actually did repel pests to varying degrees. Picked up a lot more this fall. Still haven't got them to grow from fruit seeds.Will need all the help from people I can get to get them started! All ideas accepted and appreciated!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Tina
State: IN
Years used: 1
How many used: 7
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: all rooms in registers, under bath and kitchen sinks.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: a friend has a trailer and places them under it. Dosnt have any rodents, insects either.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Pricsilla
State: IN
Years used: 1
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outside around foundation. Under house in crawl space.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I just layed them out the 1st weekend of Nov, 01, so I am not sure of results as of yet. I question whether I HAVE to put them inside the house, or will outdoors around the foundation work just as well?.
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: Jim
State: MI
Years used: 7
How many used: 5
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: IN DIFFERENT AREAS OF THE HOUSE SO HOLE HOUSE IS COVERD
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I HAD MANY APPLICATIONS AN DON'T HAVE ANY INSECT PROBLEM ANYMORE . I LIVE ON A LAKE AND HAD LOT OF SPIDERS ,MOTHS AND SOME ANTS.I AM NOT TO SURE ABOUT THE BUT DON'T SEE ANY MORE..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lana
State: IN
Years used: 6
How many used: dozen
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Freind gave them to me.I used them all over the house, Kitchen, bath frint room bedrooms,basement attic, outside on porch, gargage, You name it I had one there. :)
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 50% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Joe
State: IL
Years used: 1
How many used: 12
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Purchased an old home and Hedgeapple Trees were all around the house, a fence so to speak. A neighbor told me something about them, but this website Opened up my Eyes. Thanks so very much. I love them around my home..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Roger
State: AR
Years used: 1
How many used: 20
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Inside, windowsills, kitchen cabinets
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 50% Reduction
Cockroaches: 75% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: December
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: We bought an old farm and house with hedgeapples and roaches. The house was overrun with roaches. Bombing, roachprufe, spraying and hedgeapples liberally applied has controlled them in one month!! Early when the roaches were running rampant we found that the hedgeapples actually killed them!!! Yes, they will handily smash the little buggers when wielded properly. Though sometimes there would be roaches under the oranges..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Raymond
State: OH
Years used: 1
How many used: 1
Obtained: Other
Places where used: basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: only used in enclosed half bath in basement.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Diane
State: IL
Years used: 2
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement Spiders, centipedes
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I know they are supposed to repel spiders but after I put them in the basement I always seem to see alot of dead beetle bugs..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lane
State: SC
Years used: 1
How many used: 2
Obtained: Other
Places where used: In school science fair project to test if Osage Orange, Wax Myrtle or Catnip were most repellent against crickets
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 50% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: The hedge apples repelled 44% of the crickets.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Nancy
State: MI
Years used: 1
How many used: 15
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: WHOLE HOUSE--PLUS BASEMENT
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 25% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: GAVE SOME TO MY SISTER AND DAUGHTER AND THEY HAVE HAD GOOD LUCK WITH THEM ALSO..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Amy
State: OH
Years used: 6
How many used: 15
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: kitchen, living room, garage and bathrooms
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I use them every year. I also pick them for my family members also! They love them. I also wear latex gloves to pick them up.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Rick
State: KY
Years used: 1
How many used: 3
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Kitchen, Living Room, Bedroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Had roaches and ants crawling on the Hedgeapples. Hard to believe that it was helping..
Did They Work: No


Name: Donnie
State: MI
Years used: 1
How many used: 12
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: I put a hedgeapple in every room in the house. Upstairs, and down. I did not put any in the basement, or attic. The hedgeapples kept spiders, and other bugs, out of my living space. They were very effecive.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I will continue to use hedgeapples to repel spiders, and bugs..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Laura
State: OH
Years used: 20+
How many used: 50
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: From basement to attic. Also garage.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: Have used hedgeapples for over 20 years. Have very few spiders. I take last years hedgeapples and plant to start a new hedge along fence row..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Diannee
State: SC
Years used: 1
How many used: 4
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: inside:kitchen,bathroom,bedrooms...everywhere!
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Love them! wish I could find them locally.I've told all my friends. Goodbye Orkin! ha!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Meg
State: IN
Years used: 8
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Kitchen, Family Room, Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: Love them, a great conversation piece.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Brian
State: KS
Years used: 1
How many used: 10-12
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: In each bedroom, under the bed, in butter tubs. Closets. Basement, near the bottom of stairs. Near floor drains.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I was pretty amazed. Within 2 weeks, we quit seeing spiders. We had just built & moved into our new home in July. Bugs in the Mid West love the weather. New home...house open...many trees in back of the house...we were going to have bugs, no matter what. But, the wolf spiders were just huge last year! And by the time we'd settled in & the spiders had found new places to hide, we started seeing 2 or 3 a day in the house, outside, etc. One night we saw one scitter across the driveway & it looked like a small cat! Then one night, my then 8 months along pregnant wife put on her house slippers & thought she felt a rubber band in the toe of a slipper...she kicked it off & out crawls a wolf spider the size of a Miracle Whip lid! We were nearly parents for the 3rd time, right there in the living room. ...I found hedgeapple.com....noticed that our tree line is an old hedge-row...found some hedgeballs & placed them in the bedrooms, basement & closets. Within 2 weeks, we stopped seeing them completely. Saw a drop in the first week. Our problem is that the hedgeapples are "ripe" in the late Summer & I have no apples for the early Spring, which is almost here. At any rate...use hedgeapples for spiders. They really do work. I don't know about any other bugs because spiders are all we saw. I'd say you could smash a roach WITH a hedgeapple if you had to....
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Anette
State: IN
Years used: 1
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: in my crawl space at one houseand around foundation. gave some to my mom. she used around her foundation at one of her houses and in the crawl spaces an d basement of their summer home. they get alot of spiders there. at my log home they were already under the decks. we added to the basement and foundation. anxious to see if this really works. we have earwigs also trying to get rid of.to bad they can't work on lady beetles!!!! i shared mine with my mom and sister. mom has a bad problem with spiders at their lake home trying out this year.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: when spring hit this year i noticed the hedgeapples were strung all over the porches. then i noticed the squirrels were eating them. will this harm the squirrels?.
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: Kathleen
State: CO
Years used: 6
How many used: 26
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: All throughout the house in every room, on stairs to discourage mice from moving from room to room, under beds, in closets, in mud room next to garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: We cannot applaud hedgeapples enough! We live at 9500' in Colorado and have constant mouse guests that destroy all sorts of natural fabric items and leave lots of seeds and D-con pills in the most unusual places. We spent the winter and spring in Florida, departing 11-1-01 with a full case of the apples in place. We returned for Christmas holidays and found the house completely rodent- and bug-free. What a wonderful surprise! We left the apples in place and came home April 30 to find a pristine home, except for all the dead flies which were easily vaccuumed up. I cannot tell you how pleased we have been with this simple, safe, natural deterent to the creatures that want to share our home! Because of our exceptionally dry air, the apples did not rot or disintegrate -- simply dried. Many of the apples continue to be partially green even now. The fragance is quite pleasant, also. We'll definitely continue to order hedgeapples to protect our home!!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Maria
State: MN
Years used: 1
How many used: 8
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: bedrooms, basement, closets
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I had spiders all over when I used the hedgeapples they just disappeared. It was amazing.I did not break them up used them whole. I will need to purchase more next time because they really work. thank you for the information on line..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Shane
State: OK
Years used: 2
How many used: 3
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Bedroom, Trunk of car, Luggage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 25% Reduction
Slugs: 25% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: Bonita
State: SD
Years used: 9
How many used: 10
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Basement, bedrooms, bathroom, living room.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: This is an excellent product. I wish you could get them year round. They work fast and kill everything..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Sharon
State: KS
Years used: 1
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: kitchen, basement, bathrooms, outside
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Vicki
State: NE
Years used: 7
How many used: 24
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: each room of my house,basements garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: got my mother to try them ..she has past it on to others..never see a spider again with them...
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Marcia
State: CA
Years used: 1
How many used: 12
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: I HAVE PLACED ONE IN EVERY ROOM OF THE HOUSE
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I HAVE ONLY USED THEM ABOUT A MONTH...I THINK THEY ARE WORKIGN WELL...I ORDERED 12 AND THREE OF THEM AHVE SOFT ROTTEN SPOTS IN THEM..THE OTHERS ARE VERY FIRM AND PRETTY...IS IT NORMAL FOR THEM TO HAVE THESE SOFT BROWN YUKKY SPOTS?....
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lynn
State: OH
Years used: 8
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Inside house, along baseboards (behind furniture; put them on saucers to keep off carpet), basement area.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: We are just now seeing spiders in the house (Sept. 18) and will be collecting Hedgeapples soon to begin eliminating spiders for the year..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Tony
State: IN
Years used: 3
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: outside below windows
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: No Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I hate those spiders, especially wolf spiders. they sneak around at nigth and you walk into one of their webs in the dark..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Elanor
State: IL
Years used: 8
How many used: 30
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: all over the basement, laudry room, fruit cellar closets (all in basement) below bottom step of stairway.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I have used hedge apples for years to control the spiders and bugs in the basement..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Dee
State: KS
Years used: 9
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Garages - in hidden areas and corners; in the basement - in hidden areas, corners, and rarely used cabinets; basement utility room - in the corners and in tight spots
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 50% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: 50% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: In outside storage areas where mice may be present, mothballs were also used..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Tammy
State: NM
Years used: 3
How many used: 8
Obtained: Other
Places where used: EVERY ROOM IN THE HOUSE, UNDER SINKS, BEDS, FURNITURE ETC.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: My Dad lives in Michigan, he mails me several Osage Oranges every year around the middle of October. We cannot grow them in New Mexico, I guess its too dry. They have always kept spiders away 100%the day I put them around my house..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Robert
State: OK
Years used: a long time!
How many used: 15
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: I put them in pie pans in every room in the house. I put them under out buildings and around the house outside.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Our home was infested with brown recluse spiders. We had no luck getting rid of them with insecticides. We have not seen a crawling insect of any kind in the house since using hedgeapples..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Dawn
State: NJ
Years used: 1
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outside all around the house
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: No


Name: Michelle
State: VA
Years used: 2
How many used: 10
Obtained: Other
Places where used: basement (we lived in a bi-level home)
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs: 75% Reduction
Fleas:
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Bonnie
State: MO
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: Many
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Closets, throughout basement,garage & woodpile
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: No Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Heard about these after a neighbor was bitten by the brown recluse spider..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Diane
State: NV
Years used: 1
How many used: 36
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Outside,inside
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 75% Reduction
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 75% Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Charlie
State: NY
Years used: 1
How many used: 5
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Around foundation and in basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Looking for trees in upstae NY.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Louis
State: NY
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Inner city classroom - under sink, behind cabinets,corners,etc.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: One of my students even took one home and did an experiment. He said he cut one open and placed it near the roaches in his house and they immediately fled. Have used these for years. Don't know where I first learned of their use. Very important for me not to bring home roaches from school and no pesticides. Strong odor develops in room after first week then subsides..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Delores
State: NY
Years used: 1
How many used: 7
Obtained: Other
Places where used: my sister sent them to me from OH, she picked them.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: i live in a 2 bedroom apt. with 3 kids and a cat. the garbage can and the cat food had roaches. they used to be only in the kitchen in those areas. they started to spread to the bathroom and bedrooms. once i put down those hedge apples. within days I SAW ABSOLUTELY NONE. FROM EVERYWHERE TO NOWHERE..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Kitty
State: WI
Years used: 1
How many used: 13
Obtained: Other
Places where used: whole house
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I HAVE ALWAYS USED BUG BOMBS IN THE PAST BOTH SPRING AND FALL. SPIDERS ALWAYS SEEM TO BIT. I HAVEN'T SEEN ANY IN OVER 6 MONTHS. DIDN'T REALLY BELIEVE HEDGE-APPLES WOULD WORK, BUT NOW I TELL EVERY-ONE THEY WORK GREAT..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Faye
State: CA
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 15
Obtained: Other
Places where used: I grew up in Lamar MO. My parents used Hedge Apples as their only means of pest control for ants and roaches. I have lived in California for 50 years now and this is the ant and roach captial of the w
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Already explained above.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Rose
State: MN
Years used: 2
How many used: 2
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Maureen
State: TN
Years used: 1
How many used: 10
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Kitchen
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I live in an apartment and had roaches. I could not believe how well this worked. I order extra and put them in air tight bags and used them all year. I have not seen one bug since I started using them last July..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Betty
State: PA
Years used: 2
How many used: 4
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Living room, bedrooms, kitchen.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: We used them for fleas. We have 4 cats in our house in the winter..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Barbara
State: IN
Years used: 2
How many used: 4
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Kitchen, garage and outside barn shed
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Living out in the country I got my share of mice. My local grocer used to call me "the mouse trap lady" cause I would buy large quantities of traps. With hedgeapples, I am no longer embarassed at the checkout lane. Thank you Mr. Hedgeapple!!!!!!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Dana
State: CO
Years used: 1
How many used: 6
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: inside kitchen and bathroom - crawl space
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: We do not have issues with the other insects cited - only spiders. When asked by a friend as to the effectiveness, I said it seemed to be about 95% or it was a fluke. But the grocer just got them in again for this year, and I am certainly going to try it again!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Angel
State: VA
Years used: 1
How many used: 4
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: utility room, water heater room near vent, near walls with windows and doors, especially basement where we live.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I got them for crickets, but now after reading about them working on ants and mice and spiders (oh my), I'm going to use them for that as well. Ants have really multiplied in our area. I ordered extra for my friend who has it worse..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: G
State: IL
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: dozens
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outside
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: No Reduction
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: No Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Throwing them at children works only for a short time. After a couple of hours, more children than ever were back on my land, using the hedgeapples against me.
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: ?
State: MN
Years used: 2
How many used: 2
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: bedroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I had two hedgeballs in my small bedroom (I'm an arachnophobe) and it seemed to draw more spider into my room. One spider was only an inch away from the hedgeball..
Did They Work: No


Name: Tawnya
State: OH
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 3
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement,attic, bedroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Have never seen a spider while hedgeapples were in house. Find them very long lasting. Hedgeapples make it to the next year's crop before rotting..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Joan
State: IL
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 24
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Every room in the house plus the garage. Mostly
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I first received them from my sister-in-law, Gloria, while I was visiting. They worked so well, I ordered them from Hedgeapple.com and now I found some and pick them up..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Belinda
State: NJ
Years used: 1
How many used: 4
Obtained: Other
Places where used: 2 bedrooms, kitchen, living room
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: The money I paid for the hedgeapples could have been used more effiently in buying RAID! Very dissatisfied. We saw an increase in roaches. It was like an infestation. The roaches actually climbed on the hedgeapple and sat. I would not recommend it to anyone!.
Did They Work: No


Name: Pete
State: WI
Years used: 1
How many used: 3
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Sun room , family room & bedroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: awesome.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: John
State: IN
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 50% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I was surprised to see my hedgeapples ripped apart and partially eaten. I have never seen mice in my garage, but I set a mousetrap anyway. I soon caught two moles and my hedgeapples survived afterwards..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Vance
State: OH
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 50
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement, garage, barn
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: 50% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: My mother used hedge apples (we called them Monkey Brains) when I was a kid. They work and we still use them. Just wish we knew how/where to get them year round..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Brenda
State: MI
Years used: 1
How many used: 3
Obtained: Other
Places where used: my sister in law gave them to me. I put two in the bedroom and one in the living room . would of put one in the kitchen and bathroom, but didn't have anymore. worked great.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: they lasted six months . they were black and when i picked them up to throw away i couldn't spell them anymore and i put plastic bags underneath. so they wouldn't stain anything.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Eric
State: AZ
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 12
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Every room; kitchen, living room, bedroom, bathroom, etc.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I used hedge apples every year when I lived in Kansas; just drive down a country road and pick them. Can't find them here is Phoenix, Arizona. Crickets here are a nightmare; no amount of insecticide can contain them. Two hedge apples in each room = zero crickets; took one day to work..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: D
State: WI
Years used: 1
How many used: 5
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Just placed in rooms in the wndow or whatever, thats where spiders live right? well all of 'em I guess.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: ow long did the effect of the Hedgeapples last ? = I dunno the sign at the market said 3-6 months its only 3 months into it. I am rather skeptical person however this rather ugly ball works I have no spider webs and no foot bites on my ankles. Buy 3-4 and place around your bed posts or whatever stands you use at your head/foot while sleeping. I thought yeh right..well I was wrong I will be back for more ( next) spider season!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Thomas
State: MO
Years used: 1
How many used: 3
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: root cellar
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 25% Reduction
Ants: 50% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 25% Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Larry
State: IL
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 25
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: utility room, crawl space
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 75% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I have been using hedgeballs for a long time,as they are plentiful here in il. I also give them to relatives in wisconsin.They don't see them in there area.They saw them for sale in bloomer wisc..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: John
State: MO
Years used: 1
How many used: 60
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: garage bedroom basement batheroom kitchen
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: No Reduction
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: No Reduction
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: these suck.
Did They Work: No


Name: Brian
State: IN
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 12
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Inside the house, two in opposite corners of a large room and one in smaller rooms. I place them on wax paper squares.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: We use hedgeapples specifically for spiders. I haven't noticed whether there is an effect on other insects or not. We don't have any, so maybe it works for those too. The duration of the effectiveness of the hedgeapple seems to be about 8 or nine months, then we start slowly seeing spiders again. By then the hedgeapples have dried to a small brown ball but we leave them out until the new crop comes in..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Dave
State: WI
Years used: 2
How many used: 1
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Kitchen, Basement, Garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: This is my second year using them (whole), a friend says to cut them into quarters, and put a piece in every room, I'm going to try that..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Cindy
State: IA
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 12
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: All around the house foundation, basement, closets, and in the crawl space
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Sharon
State: MN
Years used: 2
How many used: 3
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Laundry room where mice come in, crawl space, closet
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 25% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: 25% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I wish I had gotten them earlier and more of them..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Terrie
State: IN
Years used: 2
How many used: 12
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Around the foundation, in the garage, basement, every room in the house.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: A friend gives me the hedgeapples every year..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Teresa
State: NE
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 8-10
Obtained: Other
Places where used: We found an open paper bag of dried up old apples (8 or 10) in basement of 100 yr old store bldg we rented.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: We rented a 100 yr old store building a year ago. For months we marveled that we had found no insects, spiders or mice in boxes and boxes full of old stuff stored there for 15 years. No insects, spiders, mice or evidence were found anywhere in the building. The building had not been cleaned for over 15 years. In an environment like that you would naturally expect mice, spiders and bugs. Because of the discovery at the store, yesterday we went and picked up 4 bags full in a road ditch about 8 miles from home. We'll try them at home and put some fresh ones at the store..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Louis
State: OH
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 50
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: each room in the house, shop, and cars
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: i use them in two old cars to keep the nice out and it works.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jody
State: IN
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 25
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Great aunt Lela has them around property where the cows graze. They are planted in a row. I try to pick them off of the ground, because I always manage to get stabbed by the thorns.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I mostly put them in the window seals, around the outside of the house and tons down in the basement on the floor and up in the floor joists, and in corners that are dark..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Christine
State: OH
Years used: 3
How many used: 5
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: outhouse
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: The citrus aroma of the hedge apples also made visiting the outhouse a peasureable experience..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lori
State: IL
Years used: 2
How many used: 4
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: One door and two windows on our boat.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I use them all the time on my boat..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Dee
State: OH
Years used: 1
How many used: 2
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Given to me by a friend.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: First time use. Started early September. It is now December 1. No mice in the house for the first time in almost 5 years, and no signs of any!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: T
State: IN
Years used: 1
How many used: 6
Obtained: Other
Places where used: A friend picks them for me in Edinburgh, IN. We used them under beds, kit. & Laundry.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Justin
State: KY
Years used: 1
How many used: 20
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Inside home, inside car
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 25% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: They work great but some insects (mostly non-pest types or uncommon pest types) do not seam to respond..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Carla
State: IN
Years used: 1
How many used: 1
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: As a kid we used hedge apples to keep spiders out of the basement on the farm. My husband thought it was just an "old Wives tale" but after moving into a new home here, as fall came we noticed so many spiders in the basement area especially, I said I wished I had some hedge apples. My husband was on a walk and brought one home to me as a joke. I put it in the corner of the basement and I have seen only one spider since, a day or two after we placed it there. My husband is a believer now..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jennie
State: IN
Years used: 1
How many used: 12
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Between door and screendoors. Laundry room. Kitchen. Bedrooms and in all closets
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: Put around outdoor porch steps and in little overhang roof. Always loaded with spiders. All gone now. Had cave spiders also, and haven't seen any since using hedgeapples.Tried Borax, didn't work.90% reduction in ants..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Hope
State: MI
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 15
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: John
State: WI
Years used: 1
How many used: 5
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement in a smaller room.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I have one Hedge Apple sitting approximately 9 inches away from a spider in it's web for the past week. So far, the spider has not moved besides around it's web..
Did They Work: No


Name: Mary
State: MI
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 30
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Crawl Space under house, Storage Barns, Attic, Under Sinks.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Hedgeapples work well in an enclosed area up to about 12' x 12'. Bigger than that place them about every 10' feet square. I freeze them so I can use them in the spring also..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Robin
State: OH
Years used: 3
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: garage,basement,crawlspace
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I would have never believed it if I hadn't tried them myself! When we bought our home it was like spider haven. After placing them in garage and basement very raely saw spiders. Went one year without them and spiders came back full force!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Gwen
State: IL
Years used: 1
How many used: 25
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Indoors: livingroom,closet,behind stove, kitchen cabinets, bedrooms
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Week
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I've only had them five days now but I LOVE IT! The only things moving around here now are me, the children and a brisk autumn breeze. Never Funny you asked; It was my 1st experience with the Yes, something regarding the weight of thoses monsters. I had a crate but should have had a notebag to carry them. I had no ideal they were as heavy as they are until one dropped down on my eye..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Tom
State: OH
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 3+ dozen
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: placed in all rooms, several areas in basement, shed, and garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: As a testament to the effectiveness, I failed to utilize any last year and this summer I noticed an abundance of spiders.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jen
State: OH
Years used: 1
How many used: 4
Obtained: Other
Places where used: From a friend
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Sherry
State: OH
Years used: A Long Time!
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: 4 corrners outside of home,2 basement,2 mainfloor, 2 upstairs
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: No Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I noticed when i only put inside the spiders where on the outside of the foundation of my home. but, when i stuck them around the base of my home outside they where gone..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Twilia
State: OR
Years used: 3
How many used: 18
Obtained: Other
Places where used: all rooms undersinks, closets, and outside near patio door
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I left them in place even tho some dried and some became moldy, still effective I gift them to my children for their households, and they look forward to receiving them each year. I always order more than I use specifically to give extra away..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Laura
State: PA
Years used: 1
How many used: 10
Obtained: Other
Places where used: A Friend picked them for me
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Olga
State: LA
Years used: 1
How many used: 10
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: lockers(closets),utility room, bathroom, kitchen, and sewing room. I did not see a spider form onths but when they aged to about four months, I began seeing spiders again.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 75% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I wish I had gotten more of them, This year I will order more of them and with your help, get an order in before they go out of season..
Did They Work: No


Name: Fred
State: KY
Years used: 2
How many used: 12
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: Due to the sever drought in NKY, I was not abel to obtain any hedgeapples from my groves. Animals quickly devoured them..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Bobby
State: OH
Years used: 20
How many used: 20
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outside of house, inside of house(1 in each room & in crawl space), dogkennels,anywhere I don't want spiders and other insects.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 25% Reduction
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I just put them out this past sunday (10-14-07). I was out fixing some mortar joints on my foundation and those little black jumping spiders were everywhere around the foundation. When I was done, I went out to my woods, picked up about 20 of them and put them around the foundation. Last night (Thurs) you couldn't find a spider!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Diane
State: MD
Years used: 1
How many used: 12
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Basement= laundry room, family room and bathroom, Main Floor= kitchen (as decoration), formal living room in a decorative bowl, and one in each bedroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Incredible! We had huge spiders everywhere and the exterminator charged us an indecent amount to use "pet-friendly" spray. Apparently, it was friendly to spiders, too, because it didn't stop them. But after the first DAY of using hedgeapples- GONE!!! We haven't seen one since. It's been almost two months without one single spotting. I'm desperately seeking more hedgeapples!!! (And they also looked nice in arrangements so they fit in to the rooms, too.).
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Paul
State: MS
Years used: 1
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: under house and gargage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 50% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Just tossed them under the house .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Peter
State: CT
Years used: 1
How many used: 12
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: I had an exorbitant amount (12) for a small apartment. I put them in corners and everywhere.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Out of 12 in a small localized area, one started to mold in two weeks, two had black eye holes in them in which small flys began to fester, and a certain wire frame leg spider (reminiscent of a daddy long leg) was found crawling on them. I've never seen the spider before and never noticed the flys before. I don't see cockroaches too often so reduction is questionable. These things creeped me out anyway. .
Did They Work: No


Name: Paul
State: CA
Years used: 1
How many used: 8
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: all rooms in the house, one in the garage, one in patio
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Saw an immediately reduction in bugs! Including flies and gnats!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Doris
State: MO
Years used: 1
How many used: 15
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: all thru out my basement & garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: The effect lasted for approx 8 mths before I started seeing just a few insects.It did work to some degree outside also. I hate spiders and living in the country I had lots of big ones. Hedgeapples are amazing, they work!!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jeff
State: OH
Years used: 25
How many used: 4
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: These things are magic. We've got large wolf spiders that like to hang out in our basement. I've counted as many as 10 at one time. Watch your step. Those suckers bite. I usually go out in the fall and collect 4 hedge apples (we always called them road apples)and put them in the corners of our basement. Within a week, there are no signs of any spiders. Just like magic..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Cecilia
State: IN
Years used: 10
How many used: 30
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Back Room, Bedroom, Utility room, Kitchen, Basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: We save potatoe sacks, the ones made out of mesh, and put 6 in each bag. We hang them up in the room we wish to "debug" and every thing just leaves. I dont even see them go. Then when it's time for new ones, we start to see spiders again..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Karen
State: MA
Years used: 15
How many used: 12
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: kitchen Cupboards, basement windows, barn
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Sandi
State: OH
Years used: 3
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Out side and in Kitchen basement attic and bedrooms
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Annette
State: TX
Years used: 1
How many used: 1
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 50% Reduction
Cockroaches: 25% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: 25% Reduction
Fleas: 50% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Emilty
State: LA
Years used: 12
How many used: 10
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: garage, basement, laundry room-main floor, kitchen-under sink, and closets
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: John
State: WV
Years used: 18
How many used: 100
Obtained: Other
Places where used: under post and pier cabin, around camp site.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Property has allot of osage trees. Noticed no knats, mosquitoes, flies, spiders ect under our primary shade tree. So scattered them liberally about. works good. When out in the lawn away from the osages there are numerous knats and skeeters. Though woods ticks seem to breed in the osages. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Phyllis
State: MN
Years used: 25
How many used: 9
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: The bugs I found were all dead .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Scott
State: IL
Years used: 40
How many used: 23
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 50% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: My great grandparents used hedgeapples and passed the use down. We use them in our basement and they rid the area all insects. They affect an area about 12"" on either side..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Kate
State: CA
Years used: 3
How many used: 5
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Kitchen
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Works like magic - as soon as my hedge apple turns into the size of a prune - they come back!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Olga
State: LA
Years used: 3
How many used: 10
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: I placed them in lockers, utility room, around entrances, in bathrooms, under my beds and two next to the entrance of the patio which is where the roashes come in off of the river.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 75% Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Five Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I moved into a rent house near a river. Spiders,along with roaches and other crawling critters were plentiful.I found this,got a small order and have been sold on them ever since.Once I started using it, no more spiders,or roaches or ants and even the slugs decreased considerably. It works even after they turn dark, not long after,but for a while.I am sold!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Mike
State: AL
Years used: 1
How many used: 34
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: all over
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 50% Reduction
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: 50% Reduction
Fleas: 75% Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: nope.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Randy Daytona
State: AZ
Years used: just started
How many used: only 3 so far
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: in my crawl space and in the bedrooms.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: June
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: these are a scam and should be reported for false advertisement..
Did They Work: No


Name: Michael
State: OH
Years used: 2
How many used: 8
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: 4 in a large basement. 4 in rooms upstairs
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 50% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Leslie
State: OK
Years used: 3
How many used: 8-10
Obtained: Other
Places where used: I placed them alongside the edge of the house.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: June
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Five Months
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Candi
State: MN
Years used: 6
How many used: 12 to 20
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Basement, Closets, Windows,
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: I am happy to have found a place to order hedgeballs. Last year I had trouble finding them locally. I can hardly wait for them to arrive!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Nancy
State: IL
Years used: 2 mo
How many used: 8
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: living room, kitchen, dining room, laundry room
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: No Reduction
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: June
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Did not work don't waste the money.
Did They Work: No


Name: angela
State: NY
Years used: 3 weeks
How many used: 6
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: i placed on in each room
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: i was disappointed because personally i saw no reduction in all in cockroaches. i even placed them where there was the greatest activity and they still stayed. .
Did They Work: No


Name: Dany
State: KS
Years used: 21
How many used: 75
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: I use them in every corner of my house, I put them in the basement as that is where they usually come in from. I also place outside my home at every lower level window, patio.etc.. I use them in the garage and around dog kennel.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 50% Reduction
Crickets: 50% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: They really do work..can't say enough about them. Iowa biologist say that they do work but only on certain things, but I find that they lessen most bugs and insects by at least 50% or more !.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Susan
State: IA
Years used: ...as long as I can remember, my mom used them when I was growing up!
How many used: 5-10
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Garage, inside and outside front door of house, living room, outside and inside patio door, laundry room
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Old wives tale or not my mom trusted it and it worked... now I use it and it works... Plus they're always a conversation piece when people come over..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Cathy
State: OH
Years used: 5+
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: In each room in a dish.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I have always used them for spiders, and really appreciate the fact that I don't have to deal with cleaning cobwebs. I was thrilled to hear they work on fleas too since we just moved into town and have battled this summer with the pests. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Y
State: MD
Years used: 0
How many used: 4
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Kitchen and computer desk
Reduction Percentage:
Spider:
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I finally got my order yesterday. It took so long to get them from this company that I actually called my credit card co to dispute the charge with my credit car. There has been absolutely no effect on the roaches. They are still running around everywhere they want to go. Right next to the hedgeapples. This was a complete waste of money. .
Did They Work: No


Name: amber
State: MN
Years used: 15
How many used: 8-10
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: I put one in every room of my house!
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: We have been uding them for years to keep house spiders away. I have kids that are asthmatic and young kids, so pesticides were not really an option, these worked!!!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: TERRY
State: NE
Years used: 5
How many used: 15
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: BASMENT, GARAGE
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Charlie
State: IA
Years used: 5
How many used: 20
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: corners of rooms, basment, vents
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: waste of money.
Did They Work: No


Name: Bob
State: MO
Years used: 30
How many used: 15 +
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: In corners of finished basement and in garage. Scattered in un-finished part of basement (crawl space). Health issues caused me to be unable to gather and use the hedgeapples for two years and the spiders came back in force. The apples can be placed anywhere along walls or in corners and should be in a flat dish on carpeting for protection of the carpeting.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: When harvested and used in the fall, the effects will last, depending on one's home, until the next fall when you can replace the hedgeapples with fresh stock..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Navi
State: PA
Years used: less than one
How many used: 7
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: No Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: One of them rotted and grew white fuzz. -.-.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Rick
State: IN
Years used: 3
How many used: 15-20
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Basement, front stoop, back deck. Put them on the deck just to see if they attracted squirrels more. So far they haven't.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 25% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Week
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: We pick and/or collect them to mostly have fun. We play softball with them, bowling, and paint them for Christmas to hang off of the apple tree in the front yard. Our primary use of the tree is small branches with good knobs for walking sticks. They are pretty when finished, and last forever!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Ginny
State: IN
Years used: 20
How many used: 20-25
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: I place at least 1 in every room and in the attic. Also place them in my garage. This year I also placed them around the outside of my house.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Everyone I know who has used these saw a reduction in spiders. There are a few trees in our local park and a lot of people go there to gather them. Had not heard of them for mice but will inform my daughter-in-law to try them. they recently moved to the country and have mice problems..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Laura
State: IA
Years used: 20+
How many used: 3 up and 3 downstairs
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: up - kitchen, underbed, hallway and down I have them equally apart from each other - work fabulously for crickets and spiders here in NW IA
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: June
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: They work fabulously here in NW IA - am trying this year to grow a tree in the city....
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Tamera
State: IN
Years used: 3
How many used: a lot!
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: at the apt, I put them under the windows and by the doors on the outside. here at the mobile home I use them under the home, under the sinks and in the closets.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I am very very afraid of spiders, when I had a bunch (over 15) spiders in the apt, an older woman told me about this fruit. I found them along a country road in my area, and all of the spiders were gone. This year, I had several in my mobile home and under the place, I put out approx 20 Osage Oranges and have not seen a single spider.Even when a friend did work under the place, seen that there were no spiders, even with the cold weather setting in..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Nancy
State: MO
Years used: Less then 1
How many used: about 20
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outside corners of all entry areas.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Month
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: Mice seemed to be attracted to them sine I saw some munching on them..
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: Lee
State: IA
Years used: 35
How many used: 12
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: under stairway, basement, garage, just any where pesty pests can gather.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: born and raised on the farm, it was something we always used. Didn't have to buy the store boughten chemicals. Don't live on the farm now but a cousin has about 13 trees along his long lane and they are so plentyfull this year after the flood. I now live in town and the who neighborhood is supplied with hedge apples..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Jackie
State: MN
Years used: 5
How many used: 1-3
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: In the old house, I placed them in the basement stairwell. Now in a new home with no basement, I place them at the front and back doors and under the kitchen sink
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Brian
State: KS
Years used: 12
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: bye my door and in my back pack and on my shelf
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas: 25% Reduction
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Five Months
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: it works most of the time you should realy try it. i live in a very big house and so i get alot of bugs and spiders and insects so this realy works take it from me try it..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Kate
State: AR
Years used: 1
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: on plates in windows
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: They seem to be degrading but there are no cobwebs any where near the windows they are in.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Polly
State: OH
Years used: 3-4
How many used: 7-8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: I cut them in 1/2 and put them on paper plates in my garage, crawl space, corners of basement, around outside perimeter of house in the Fall - near windows, doors.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Five Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I will cut them in 1/2 and place them on paper plates, not really in a container. I notice the decrease in spiders from a few days to weeks. I've just recently wondered if they are harmful to my dog - I usually don't put the plates anywhere where he can reach, but I would like to be able to just sit some in the corner of my basement where we just put a theater room - anyone have any info on this??.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Bonnie
State: WI
Years used: 1
How many used: 1
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: top of the stairs to our basement, still in the basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Month
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Lori
State: IA
Years used: 1
How many used: 5
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Kitchen, bedroom, bathroom, dining room.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I never even heard of a Hedge Apple before moving to Iowa from Michigan. I found a tree and gathered quite a few, brought them home, and placed each on a paper plate. I have not seen a single spider in my apartment! I will continue to use them every year..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Mike
State: KS
Years used: 10
How many used: 2 OR 3
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: ENTRY WAY AND BASEMENT
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 50% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: hope no one else has a big brother that could throw those things with accuracy. It doesn't feel very good when one connects with your head..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Vanessa
State: MI
Years used: 1
How many used: 2
Obtained: Other
Places where used: In bedroom and livingroom.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: It seemed to help, I noticed a huge reduction of spiders during the wintertime. Whereas normally I find at least one spider per week during winter, I only found less than 10..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: ASHLEY
State: MI
Years used: 2
How many used: 4
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: I INITIALLY HAD SOMEBODY COME IN TO ME JOB TO SHIP SOME. I HAD NEVER HEARD OF THEM BEFOR HE GAVE ME A FEW TO TRY. I WENT HOME CUT THEM UP AND PLACED THEM IN ALL CLOSETS, BASEMENT, ON THE SHELVES AND WINDOW SILLS IN THE KITCHEN AND LIVING ROOM. ALL THE BUGS STOPPED. I SWEPT DOWN ALL THE SPIDER WEBS AND I DIDN'T SEE THEM UNTIL ABOUT 4 MONTHS LATER I STARTED TO SEE SPIDER WEBS AGAIN. BUT AS SOON AS I PUT HEDGE APPLES AROUND THEY DISSAPEAR! ASHLEY
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Arlene
State: ND
Years used: 10
How many used: 4-6
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Under sink, in living room by windows, in dinning room, bath room
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 50% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I wrap in tinfoil. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: RD
State: WI
Years used: 2
How many used: 3
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Various posts inside the home and garage
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I also noticed reduction in mice.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Betsy
State: MO
Years used: 1
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: in the closets in my house.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Five Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Debbie
State: WA
Years used: This is the first year
How many used: 8
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: In windowsills and near doors.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: So many others have had luck with the spiders....I guess Washington State spiders are a superbreed. The spiders in the house have increased....especially those big ones (bodies about 3/4 inch long not counting the length of the legs). If anyone hasn't tried these, go ahead and order. So many have reported success. You might be one of the fortunate ones..
Did They Work: No


Name: Margie
State: WI
Years used: 2
How many used: 1
Obtained: Other
Places where used: In the bathroom at our cottage in northern Wisconsin.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: My sister-in-law bought an ugly green orange at a farmers market. She had no idea what it was. The guy selling it said it would take care of all the spiders in the cottage. It did!!! We kept it in the house until it turned brown which was about the same time it start to freeze. Last week I was at the cottage and if I saw one spider, I saw ten of them. I just order some hedge apples and can't wait to put them around my house and the cottage. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Catherine
State: MN
Years used: just started
How many used: 8
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: On the floor in our basement bathroom, laundry room, family room, and also in our garage by the door going inside, and one by our front door.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: These really do work. They are amazing! The only reason I didn't put 100% for spiders is because we did still have the really small ones, but the big nasty ones are gone! .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Brian
State: CO
Years used: 2
How many used: 40
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Under the house (crawlspace) under cabinets, under beds, in closets, around the house and in the backyard.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: We use hedgeapples all around the house. We see only about 2 spiders per year, and thats after about 8 months. We are lucky enough to have many trees just down the road with hundreds and hundreds of hedge apples. We love them. Havent seen any fleas and we have 4 dogs. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Holly Stutzman
State: OH
Years used: 30 yrs
How many used: As many as I can find and pick
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: I put them in the basement at every window. I put 2 in every room of the house and around the outside of the house and garage. I also use them as part of the fall decor.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider:
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: I use hedgeapples because of fear of spiders and just recently found out that my children are allergic to spiders. My oldest son had been bitten in the middle of the night on his foot. When we got up in the morning his foot started showing signs of infection and was swollen and turned black. In the summer we spray for spiders and in the fall we use as we call them spider balls..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: James
State: TX
Years used: 5
How many used: 36, 12, 12, 12, 12
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: First year, one in a disposable pie pan inside every closet, every cabinet, behind refrigerator, stove, any place cockroaches would hide. Oh, under the bed, under dressers, etc. Following years, just tossed a dozen or so under the house.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider:
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I always had hordes of roaches for many years. No commercial product did any good at all. One month after initial application absolutely no roaches could be found at all. I never saw another roach except occasionally one would wander in, but would leave immediately. Apparently the adult roaches left almost immediately. The juveniles left as soon as they were large enough to do so, but before they laid any more eggs. So the cycle was broken. My house stayed roach free all the time I used the osage orange fruits..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Kari
State: IL
Years used: 5
How many used: 8
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: I place whole hedgeapples at each doorway, by the furnace and over the floor drain in the basement. A perfectly safe, organic insect repellent.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 50% Reduction
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: The very best placement of hedgeapples is in a bowl as a centerpiece. The pretty color and facinating texture makes for a terrific conversation piece!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: lisa
State: AR
Years used: many
How many used: 8-10
Obtained: Other
Places where used: I live in a mobile home. I placed several under the trailer and in my two out buildings.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 50% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 50% Reduction
Ants: 25% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Claire
State: MI
Years used: 25
How many used: 15-20
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: In my living quarters and in the basement.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I don't know if they work toward fleas as I use Frontline Plus on my 3 cats. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: S
State: MI
Years used: 4 or 5
How many used: as many as I can get - at least 6-8 but prefer more
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Doorways and windows.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: I'm not sure how effective they are but I can hope! I do know that only a couple don't seem to do it here in the country. I prefer to get a bucket full so I have ample to place a few in each location. That seems to work better. I hope to plant some of them this time. When they start to deteriorate I'll follow the info from this site and put them outside with some water to freeze and thaw and then make a slurry of them for planting in a fence row..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Glo
State: CO
Years used: 2 years
How many used: 10 +
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Everywhere, garage, basement, bedrooms, living & dining areas, famil room
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 50% Reduction
Date Obtained: June
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Once the hedgeapples turned dark brown they no longer worked. But before that they worked great. The hedgeapples worked great through out the house. It is too bad you cannot bottle their secret. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Charity
State: WV
Years used: 1
How many used: 6-8
Obtained: Other
Places where used: Throughout the house.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: I'm so amazed at how for the past six months I haven't seen a single spider. I'm going to purchase Hedgeapples so I never have to deal with another spider again!!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: melissa
State: RI
Years used: just tried this year
How many used: i purchased 8
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Garage, basement, by front/back door, and under counters
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: i am sad and frustrated to report that the spiders in RI don't seem bothered by Hedgeapples! we actucally saw an increase in spiders in the basement, and they actually made their webs around the apples!!! sneaky creatures. .
Did They Work: No


Name: karl
State: VA
Years used: first time
How many used: 8
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: in corners of each room of my house
Reduction Percentage:
Spider:
Cockroaches: 75% Reduction
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: i have tried everything to get rid of the roach problem in my house, and this method was by far the most effective. While it has not completely eliminated the problem I would say it was a 75-90% reduction in activity which has made my apartment far more liveable. unfortunately my building is just infested with them. Sadly, some of the hedgeapples I placed in closets diminished quickly and the problem is starting to come back, so I had to order more. I don't know what I'm going to do once these are out of season!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: monica
State: MI
Years used: 2
How many used: 2 per room
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: each room of the house, including the basement living area.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 75% Reduction
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Five Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Morgan
State: KS
Years used: 3
How many used: 2
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: in the bathroom
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: 75% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 75% Reduction
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Most of the time
General Comments: these work great! i would recomend hedgeapples to everyone. they got rid of almost all of my insect problems. .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Horace
State: OH
Years used: lotsa
How many used: about a doezen
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: externakl permiter of the building
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Three Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: harriet
State: AR
Years used: 3
How many used: 6
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: under kitchen sink
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: Not Sure
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: We brought home grocery store roachs,Yuk! Cleaned,replaced electronics in kitchen,nothing held long.Then Dad said to use Horse apples. We sliced open and placed in certain spots in kitchen.Soon we noticed they started to disappear.I hate the watered bug sprays.We put approximately 4 under the sink in the kitchen.Keep them there all year and replace in the Fall.I have some friends at work that use them also.Now I would like to plant my yard with the trees.working on that.Til then we will crawl in the ditches beside the roads to replace yearly!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Vicki
State: CA
Years used: 1
How many used: 6
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: in bedroom, livingroom, work shed, When I received them from this website, one was mildewed, one was very small. I called and spoke with a gary or greg, and emailed with no refund at the end of it all. I was VERY disappointed in the lack of response.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider:
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants:
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: November
Initial Activity?: Not Sure
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Two Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I think the apples work, but the service, quite frankly, is extremely disappointing. I'm on a fixed income so the money I spent here, mattered a lot to me..
Did They Work: Maybe


Name: Carla
State: OH
Years used: 6
How many used: 5
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: Outer corners of foundation and by front door.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 75% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: One Year
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: Great, natural way to get rid of spiders. I've used them for years and they work every time. Love it!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Sue
State: MI
Years used: 3 years
How many used: 10
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: in every room and under the mobile home
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: 100% Reduction
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs: 100% Reduction
Fleas: 100% Reduction
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: .
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Sarah
State: OH
Years used: 15
How many used: 1-3
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: In my basement laundry room. Nothing much worse than uncovering a wolf spider while doing laundry!
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: No
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Five Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: We've got hedge apples in Ohio too! Had to go, ahem, obtain some from a farmers fence line in Mt Eaton. Would like to plant a tree on the property so maybe we'll try the bucket method. Thanks!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Valerie
State: NY
Years used: 1
How many used: 8 to 12
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Just about every single room and hallway, and some rooms had two. Especially placed near windows and doors where critters come in.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 75% Reduction
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: August
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I would actually say that the reduction of spiders is more like 80 to 90%, though not 100%. I've only been using them since early August 2010, and it looks like there are still some effects keeping the spiders away (we finally threw our shriveled hedgeapples away last week). I'm not sure if our lack of ants in the house is due to the hedgeapples or if we just haven't had any ants come in. The hedgeapples also seem to be good at getting rid of moths, and may be keeping some centipedes away. The morning after we put some hedgeapples out, we found a big spider running away very fast from the direction of one of our hedgeapples, and over time I have noticed that spiders moved away from them. When I'd "chase" them with a hedgeapple (that is, keep moving it under their position on the ceiling), they'd finally give up and leave, never to be seen again! I am definitely getting more..
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Daniel
State: OH
Years used: 6
How many used: hundreds
Obtained: Picked your own
Places where used: In garage, on the porch, scattered around the house.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: No Reduction
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: No Reduction
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: No Reduction
Date Obtained: September
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: Never
Duration of Effect: Never
Use a Container?: Rarely
General Comments: Every year I pick hundreds of these from my back yard. My daughter and I piled them on the porch this year to see how many we had. Within a few days there were spider webs on the pile! I have given apples out to several relatives and none of them noticed any benefit either..
Did They Work: No


Name: Carol
State: SD
Years used: Third time
How many used: Used 12 this year
Obtained: Other
Places where used: One along outside wall near window/sliding glass doors in each of three bedrooms, one by sliding glass doors in living room and by front entry, two in downstairs office, one in downstairs bathroom, one in downstairs tv room, one in utility room. Initially I put a couple outside on the deck for a few days before moving them inside.
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: 100% Reduction
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: Just moved into a new house on lake in late October. Spiders were EVERYWHERE inside house with vaulted ceilings and all over the wraparound deck. All kinds and sizes and I am fairly arachnophobic. Had used hedge apples several years ago in a very old spider-infested house. I ordered plenty to scatter all over the house and put a couple outside on deck as well. After knocking down all the spiderwebs to signal "Not a Spider Friendly Environment", I put out the hedgeballs. All spiders were gone within about 3 days, with significant reduction on day one. It is now late February. One hedge apple has been thrown out but others still working! NO SPIDERS - YAY!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Betty
State: GA
Years used: 2
How many used: 12
Obtained: Hedgeapple.com
Places where used: Hedgeapple.com
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: No Reduction
Crickets: No Reduction
Ants: No Reduction
Slugs: No Reduction
Fleas: No Reduction
Date Obtained: June
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Six Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: I have difficulty placing additional orders.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Tiffany
State: MI
Years used: 2
How many used: 5
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: All in basement and stairs to the basement
Reduction Percentage:
Spider: 100% Reduction
Cockroaches: Not Sure
Crickets: Not Sure
Ants: Not Sure
Slugs: Not Sure
Fleas: Not Sure
Date Obtained: October
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Day
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Always
General Comments: My basement is overrun with cellar spiders and other types of spiders. Putting just a handful of these around the basement keeps them at bay. It usually keeps them away all winter. I wish you could get these year round!.
Did They Work: Yes


Name: Mike
State: WI
Years used: 1
How many used: 2-3
Obtained: Grocery Store
Places where used: Kitchen counter
Reduction Percentage:
Spider:
Cockroaches:
Crickets:
Ants: 100% Reduction
Slugs:
Fleas:
Date Obtained: July
Initial Activity?: Yes
Started Working?: One Week
Duration of Effect: Four Months
Use a Container?: Never
General Comments: These things are GREAT!!!!!!!.
Did They Work: Yes