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Mosquito problem

How do you keep mosquitoes out of the bedroom? Am allergic to insecticide spray. I have tried getting net on the windows. But the problem is when I open my door, they easily get in.
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How to repurpose old fridge with broken compressor as ant-proof dry food storage?

I have an old refrigerator (the compressor died) and I would like to keep it as ambient room temperature pantry storage for food items which don't really need refrigeration, like coffee, dried food, ...
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Killing Flying Insects in Bulk

In the spring and summer, I get far too many flying insects infesting my garden, particularly in the early evening. It appears to be a local mating area for many species and it is very annoying. ...
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Killing ants: Why cut vinegar / rubbing alcohol with water / dish soap?

I've browsed far and wide for home remedies for an indoor ant problem. Whenever vinegar or rubbing alcohol are mentioned, the instructions always say to cut them with water and sometimes dish soap. ...
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How do I get rid of a flying insect, specifically cockroaches?

The cockroaches entering my house seem to be flying more often than not. How do I get rid of them?
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Get rid of drain flies (sink flies, filter flies, sewage flies)

Since I moved into my house I started noticing drain flies coming into my bathroom and kitchen. Sometimes there are a lot of them, I once counted more than fifty. In my bathroom there is a septic put ...
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What are some surface materials and coatings that prevent insects to walk or crawl?

Say I have a square box with the top open, I want to stop walking/crawling insects to get to the inside of the box from the top edges. I know insects are so good at walking against gravity vertically. ...
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How to get rid of Bedbugs?

Is there any natural or other way of getting rid of bedbugs? Is there any kind of chemical with another purpose that also works to kick out the bedbugs that is available in the market? I know that ...
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How to make a bee go away from me?

If a bee is circling around me, how can I make it go away, without killing her (including letting her sting me)? Today it happened (it wasn't the first time), and the bee was around for 10 minutes ...
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How can I tell if a bumblebee left my apartment or if it's still hiding somewhere?

A bumblebee got into my apartment through an open door. We lost track of it after a few minutes, and it may have flown outside. How can we be sure? We closed the door it came in to keep other ...
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How to fight off midges or the effects of their bites?

Certain regions of the Scottish highlands and islands are plagued in summertime with the dreaded highland midge, Culicoides impunctatus. There are chemical preparations which some recommend either to ...
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How to keep away Wasp, hornet, tanboori away

I have gone through different sites but no one knows how to keep safe from tanboori (in Urdu language) , Wasp and other similar insects like Hornet. For reference see this picture: https://encrypted-...
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How to get rid of ants

Recently my house has had an ant problem. I'm plugged up the holes I think they're coming in from but I still see them wandering around the house and getting into my food. How do I get rid of them ...
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How to get rid of pantry moths?

For the past few months I've had pantry moths in my flat. At first very few but they grew in number. I tried some traps and they catch quite a few but it is not enough. I threw away all my infected ...
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How to repel ants invading my bottled water?

The last couple of months have seen an invasion of ants in my office building. They are mostly a minor nuisance except that they keep getting into my opened bottled water where they collect on the ...
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