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Old 06-24-2008, 07:52 PM
 
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Default Bugs,Nats, How to get rid of them ?

I have numerous small bugs,nats all around any areas of light at my home. I installed landscape lighting but can not use it because of the bugs that swarm to it. Is there anything I can use to get rid of them or at least get it under control ? I appreciate any help you can give me. Thanks!!!!!
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:03 PM
 
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Bradshaw, I've been giving your question a lot of thought! And, I really don't know how you'd get rid of me

Just a little comic relief courtesy of the jadybug!
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Old 06-25-2008, 07:40 AM
 
Location: Albemarle, NC
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Bat FAQ at BestNest.com

Bats. Nature's pest remover.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:05 PM
 
Location: (WNY)
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How to Get Rid of Stuff

Found this... hope it helps...
  • Nuke Them. This is a good choice if you just have a few that wander in from outdoors. Just about any flying insect spray will kill them and very quickly. If the situation becomes an infestation, a fogger might be a better way to get the job done. If you use a spray and have pets make sure that you check the labels, and follow all directions for safe use. A less caustic approach would be to use insecticidal soap sprays.
  • Track Them and Kill Them. If you’ve got a swarm, you need to eliminate the source. It seems gnats are attracted to vinegar. Fill a jar almost to the top with vinegar, poke several small holes in the lid and then set it out. The gnats will come to the jar, wiggle down into the hole, and will not be able to climb back out. Set several of these traps around your home and monitor them to determine where the highest concentration is and use that information to find the source. Understand that the gnats that pester you in your home require moist or wet organic material in which to breed – it could be anything from a grimy drain to the drip pan under your refrigerator. Check your door and window seals also – they could be breeding right outside and wandering in.
There are other home remedies that have met with success, but most of them use vinegar, and work pretty much like the vinegar trap above. Mixing a half cup of vinegar and a tablespoon of Dawn dish detergent attracts the gnats. They will feed on the mixture and die.
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Old 06-26-2008, 07:42 PM
 
Location: The 12th State
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Nail them for trespassing

I agree on the fogger method

For self made foggers use a coffee can and stick an old rag in it and light it .
It burns slower than newspaper would in case you want to use newspaper.
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Old 07-21-2008, 12:38 AM
 
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Natural methods:

Cedar chips around lights
Lights in a tone that dont attract bugs (special bulbs)
Neem - natural killer/repellant

Do you have a lot of water or mulch around? Replace mulched areas with stones.
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Old 07-21-2008, 05:46 PM
 
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Get a skeeter vac. They work wonderfully.

Yardiac.com - SkeeterVac Mosquito Exterminator
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Old 07-22-2008, 12:50 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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I have ONE word for you ..........BATS
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