Paul T. Magee
ptm at BIOSCI.CBS.UMN.EDU
Fri Aug 11 09:20:36 EST 1995
I would advise strongly against using garlic to get rid of pests while
trying to preserve the fungi. Garlic (most likely the active ingredient,
alliine) is a very effective fungicidal agent against Candida albicans.
In fact, a new antibiotic with commercial potential is called alliamine
and is no doubt related to alliine.
> will garlic water (either crushed garlic or crushed garlic boiled and then
> cooled) convince the bugs to vacate with out harming the fungi? please email
> me with any help at stw104 at psuvm.psu.edu
> i am not interested in using sprays, but plan to use fly paper.
> thanks in adv.
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