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No Fly Zones: DIY Pest Strips

Summer brings the sweet ambience of dragonflies, butterflies, and fireflies—as well as infestations of houseflies, cluster flies, and bottle flies. What is it with the flies? Where do they come fro…

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Look Up! The Billion-Bug Highway You Can’t See (video)

This is a fantastic animated report from NPR about billions of bugs in the sky. Look up at the sky and what do you see? Well, blue, yes. And maybe a plane or a bird, but otherwise ... nothing. Or s…

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Get Rid of Pests Naturally

Recently I was at a friend's house when I noticed a giant carpenter ant crawling across the wall. The master of the house promptly squished it under his thumb, to my squeamish protests, followed by hi…

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Fruit Flies? Ask Annie

Dear Annie, How do I get rid of those pesky fruit flies? --Richard, VA Dear Richard, Very ripe fruit always seems to draw fruit flies and they seem to pop in out of nowhere! One way to eliminate…

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