What kind of pests are enjoying your house right now?
I have been in my house for 6 years and this has been the worst year for wasps for me, likely due to the mild Winter this past year. Wasps are making nests on the insides of windows, in the corner of storm windows. One window even had two nests.
For us, with rainy days on and off we have the little black ants everywhere. There harmless, but annoying.
LOL! Mine are coming next week, need the repellent!
Hah, I knew someone would state that as a comment! I was thinking how many people would list husbands, wives, and other relatives among pests!
My son and his friends!
We keep the house clear of crumbs, food and anything that attracts pests in sealed containers or fridge. The green bin is stored outside and the trash is kept in the sunroom. No food is allowed in the trash by the region, it all goes in the green bin. We keep ants away by spraying around the whole foundation outside ant repellent once a year.
Little black ants.. "crazy ants" is the variety I believe. They're just starting to go away. Letting out dogs means flies occasionally come in as well, which freaks out my 3 year old boy whose terrified of them. I have an easy wasp trap hub that might help your problem btw ^_^ I hope it helps.
I live in the tropics so I have everything but believe it or not, you become accustomed to them. I always have small frogs in the bathrooms and in the kitchen, When we first moved in, we used to have a yellow tree frog that stayed in the medicine cabinet for a couple of weeks. He would just open an eye and look at us when we reached in to get something.I have the occasional tarantula, once a snake in the bathroom, cockroaches, ants (all sizes), various types of wasps that build mud nests anywhere they like. We even have a small bee that builds a nest in key holes or in the holes in the radio.There are mosquitoes, and spiders and some bugs that I have no idea what their purpose is. My favorites are the lightening bugs.
We have geckos and one outside lizard that decided he prefers to stay under the fridge. The way I look at it, they are eating things that bite me.
I don't like wasps but now I understand them more. They get caterpillars off plants to place in the nests for their soon to be hatched babies. Ah life in the tropics.!
We are having the same problem with the wasps, as well as yellow jackets- it's like they are invading our back yard! My boyfriend managed to kill several of them, but there are still many more.
Flies are another issue, as they are constantly getting in our house.
Try setting a trap for the yellow jackets. We got ours all under control with a simple soda bottle trap. I made a hub on it if you want to check it out...
http://mamakim8.hubpages.com/hub/A-Chem … d-of-Wasps
I called an exterminator in June. I just noticed this nest yesterday. Exterminator said to call back and he wouldn't charge me so on Monday I will call back! :-) The nests were bigger than I felt comfortable with...about 3 dozen wasps last time.
In the desert southwest we have all kinds of crazy critters. Occasionally I will see a spider hanging out in the bathroom. Tonight, however, I killed a scorpion that was hiding in one of my kitchen cabinets.
We have carpenter bees that burrowed into our railing on our deck and terrorize us when we go out on the deck. It's very annoying!
Stinkin Stinky Stink Bugs!!! I can't stand them! They stink to high heaven if you crush them, I scoop them up in a tissue and flush down the toilet, but even that I hate doing because I have to touch them...yuck!
black and red small ants. Their bites are rather painful and are always on the table top. Wipe the table, yet they still comes everytime for food.
I live in SW Florida. We have everything!!. Ants and more ants, Wasp and bees, roaches, spiders (big, gigantic things), lizards, frogs (they can keep you up at night when they start feeding), Crickets (also can keep you up at night when they are mating), and I am sure I have forgotten a few. But, if anyone has an ant problem - I have the perfect repellent: Get some arsenic (I think its arsenic) Comes in a big yellow bottle (like a giant mustard bottle) at the hardware store, Take an empty lid and mix a little of the above poweder, with some sugar and water (keep this concoction away from your pets, please). I set my lid right next to the kitchen sink and the ants will die (all of them) and will not come back (for awhile). Repeat as needed.
by Catherine Tally 6 years ago
What is your biggest challenge with summer pests?Whether insects, garden pests, or houseguests who never leave ( lol ,) how do you handle it?
by Pam Pounds 8 years ago
How in the world do you get rid of wasps?? They are building nests all around my home!
by Donna Cosmato 9 years ago
How do I defeat the stink bugs (aka squash beetles) in my garden?What are some organic ways to keep squash beetles (aka stink bugs) from consuming my garden harvest before I can?
by Donna Hilbrandt 8 years ago
Do you know a natural way to deter wasps and yellow jackets?There seem to be a lot of bees (wasps, yellow jackets) around my building this summer. I would love a natural way to deter them, as I hate using chemical bug sprays. Any ideas?
by Jewels2940 10 years ago
Stink Bugs:Tis the season around my parts for stink bugs, Any suggestions on how to get rid of them?I would like another solution without smashing them because of the odor that they give off when they are squashed....suggestions??? Thanks
by Michelle Dee 8 years ago
What is the purpose of wasps and hornets?I know bees have a purpose in creating honey and they pollenate the flowers, but what function do all the other stinging insects have such as yellow jackets, hornets, and wasps?
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