Get an exterminator/pest control expert, especially if you are living close to other people. It is not just your problem if your natural remedy doesn't work, it is their problem too. The only effective way to stop an infestation is to attack it as strongly as possible as quickly as possible. This is not something you should try to lifehack your way out of.
Heat, cold, and diatomaceous earth all kill bedbugs.
I've successfully rid a home of bedbugs by turning off the water, blowing out the pipes, pouring antifreeze in toilets, tanks, and u-traps, then opening the windows in January to let the house freeze (this in a northern climate). Temperatures in the house hovered between -20F and 40F for two ...
I disagree with the advice given by @Stan. I have a tried-and-tested technique with bees and wasps which I have been using with complete success for many years.
When one of them is buzzing around I DO use my hands to ward them off, but, where I agree with Stan is that you should not do it agressively. The insect must not feel the need to defend itself but ...
Tough thing, you probably want to swing the chemical mace. There are mainly two natural ways of getting rid of bed bugs that actually work, but neither one is really easy or straightforward.
Starve them. This takes time. A lot of it. You can starve lice within a day or two, and flea within 4-5 days. Bed bugs, uh... more like 2-3 months. So unless you have a ...
Safe fungus wipes out bedbugs from little exposure.
The researchers discovered that they only needed to expose a small percentage of a bedbug population to their new fungal-based biopesticide to achieve nearly 100 percent infection.
Bedbugs exposed to Beauveria bassiana, a natural and indigenous fungus that causes disease in insects, is harmless to ...
Bees are defensive by nature and will not attack unless provoked or threatened. They are intelligent and curious. If you have nothing sweet to offer (or pollen), they'll get bored and move on. They have a life.
If they do get too close for comfort, try to remain calm and not to loose your cool.
Try to keep still and close your eyes if they hover close to ...
What did I (with success):
Used a steam generator to process all the beds including the smallest holes.
Surrounded all the beds' legs with the dry boric acid making sure that the only way for the bugs lays through it (when they go towards their food - sleeping people).
Bugs contact with acid and die some time later (not instantly). About a month may be ...
When vinegar and water is used, the recommendation is to coat the entire surface in the vinegar/water solution. As you observed, when you spray vinegar, it does not form a continuous coat but separate blobs that the ants can navigate between.
Adding soap reduces the surface tension and allows the mix to spread out more.
I suspect the recommendation is to ...
Don't over look the simple solution. We leased an apartment here in Tulsa for almost five years and until we moved out. The cat lady upstairs had bedbugs (and fleas). The bedbugs would occasionally get through the electrical conduit holes from upstairs, arriving in our bathroom. Until then, I didn't even know what a bedbug looked like.
What kept us ...
This really really depends what type of ant.
Most you can just keep spraying til they give up, die off or decide somewhere else is more profitable.
Destroying their pheromone paths will prevent hungry returnees. Killing them in your house will prevent them returning to the nest to set a pheromone path to your comestibles.
Things which are smelly &/or ...
You could always keep your bottle on a small brick inside a bowl with water in it. Think of it like a moat for a castle. The would drown in the bowl's water before they get to your bottle.
This isn't meant for this purpose, but is kind of similar to what I envisioned. This is not a product endorsement.
We have had excellent results with using one of those ultra-violet electronic fly-killers (usually seen in cafes, etc). After cleaning out the pantry and ditching bags and paper containers (plus any contaminated tins) we installed one of these, it's now been there for a couple of years and we NEVER have moths (except the occasional night moth or fly). ...
To get rid of a pantry moth infestation is:
Remove the moths, their larva, and their eggs.
Prevent them to come back.
The first step you already succeeded by throwing away all possibly infected food, seal their hiding places, and prevent them to mate by setting up pheromone traps to catch all males.
Things to consider
really, really be generous in ...
Insect repellents do not deter wasps or hornets, and insecticides can be dangerous, especially around areas where you live or eat. Try a wasp trap (and here), baited with their favorite foods (e.g. sweet-smelling fruit or sugar water). The trap will not eliminate all wasps, but reduces the chance of getting stung.
Be sure not to hang it too close to your ...
Three words. BORIC ACID POWDER. Period.
works for small roaches and other insects as well. The powder has long life and is not harmful for humans. Even children. Be sure to spread in the right areas i.e. all around, inside, under beds, electric sockets etc.
Also second natural ways by leaving house to extreme cold temperatures. Usually a warm area problem ...
Fluon works on smooth surfaces, like metal and glass, and is used by insect keepers for their tanks.
I once successfully used wide double-sided tape with the backing not removed against ants.
If the insects don't swim, you can also put a pan of water under the box with a large enough water gap between the pan and the box.
It's possible that the flies are hatching from eggs laid in your pipes, rather than from entering your home. Here's a few things to try:
Keep the drains clean and clog free.
Make sure that there is no stagnant water in your bathroom or kitchen.
Occasionally spray IGR (Insect Growth Regulator) in your drains. IGR spray prevents the drain fly eggs from ...
I'm a huge fan of fly strips (a.k.a. fly paper). The strips are cheap and low tech. And one strip can catch a lot of flies.
I would hang them anywhere you see the flies, and anywhere you think the flies might be originating from. Replace the strips whenever there are too many flies on them (and they look gross).
Hopefully, within a few weeks you'll catch ...
you can buy a device which uses warm, moist CO2 as an attractant for mosquitoes. When they sense the plume of warm, moist CO2 they assume it is the exhalation of an animal containing blood, and fly towards it. when they get close to the device, they get trapped and zapped. I do not know if this technique works with insects other than mosquitoes.
You can ...
Title: Spray alcohol, feed. The end!
A spritz of rubbing alcohol will instantly kill any insect. Plus, because alcohol is a disinfectant, there is no need to rinse. The alcohol simply dries up in a minute or two. So after you have killed the trail of ants by spritzing the alcohol from you spray bottle; lay down a mixture of borax and sweet-smelling maple ...
As a funny point of view: the way you ask, it is like: how to convince the cockroaches not to fly :)
Well, you need to find first the source of the insects (cockroaches or otherwise).
If they come through a window, use insect screens for those windows (ideally, for all windows).
If they come through special places (e.g. the "tunnel" hiding all the ...
Find the source where the drain flies spawn and seal it air tight with a water lock.
In my case it was where the washer drain entered the water lock pipe: it was put in too deep so when it flushed the water lock was emptied and the flies could escape that way.
Not sure if this will work for what you are trying to do but there is a substance called Diatomaceous earth. It is used for filtering such as in pools and stuff like that.
Most people don't connect that it acts as a mechanical pesticide as well. My uncle owns a goat farm and he says all he has to do is give a little bit of Diatomaceous earth to his goats ...
After talking to my neighbor, I got this insecticides & it's definitely going to work & it costs less than a 1 $dollar.
Name :- Thiamethoxam a.i 25% w/w
Broad Spectrum Insecticide.
Mass:- 5 or 10 gram
0.5 to 1 L water,
Close the home at least for 3 hour after spray.
After a week you will spot the ...
I know one process to get rid of bedbugs but you need to spend some energy. It will take a week but it is very effective. I would call it a natural way.
Everyday make a strong diluted solution of detergent powder (we use surf excel or Ariel here) not detergent liquid after which you have to wash your entire floor with that solution. If not possible then ...
You should seek professional help as @llama suggested. However, I just wanted to add another answer with some references I found from UMN and Cornell due to the lack of references in the other answers and my rep is too low to comment.
https://www.bedbugs.umn.edu/bed-bug-control-in-residences - Suggests ways to control bedbugs
The bumblebee which strayed into your apartment was a worker bumblebee. The workers need to work. A bumblebee would not stay grounded for 45 minutes in the middle of the day. The only reason a bumble bee would stay inside like that would be it got trapped in something and couldn't leave-meaning it would die.
My experience is that midges (and the dreaded New World black fly, genus Prosimulium) tend to regard most repellents as tasty meat tenderizer.
An effective means to avoid being devoured is to use a head net with long clothes tucked into boots and gloves or mesh pants. You can even order a full mesh suit.
BTW, these insects are also a nuisance when ...