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As yellow as they may be, they still bite and sting.

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As yellow as they may be, they still bite and sting.

Hornet/yellowjacket trap Cut off the top 1/3 of an empty plastic bottle such as a 2 liter pop bottle. Flip the top you just cut off upside down and place it inside the bottom half of the plastic bottle. This will make the mouth piece and neck of the bottle face down inside the rest of the plastic bottle. For added stability, staple the top part of the bottle to the bottom part. Poke two holes near the top sides of the bottle. Run a string or fishing line through those holes and tie the ends together to make a...

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Naturally My Dear Spiderman....

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Naturally My Dear Spiderman....

Techniques for getting rid of spiders naturally. Saline solution.  Salt is a natural type of spider poison, so it makes an effective Portland pest control aide. Dissolve an ounce of salt (1/8 cup) in a gallon of warm water, and pour the saline mixture into a spray bottle. Spray the salty solution directly onto a spider to kill it. Salt water is also effective at killing spider nests. Crushed chestnuts. Spiders detest fresh chestnuts. To send a spider running the other way, place freshly crushed chestnuts at spider entry points. Vinegar and coconut oil. If there’s an area of your...

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If they see it, they will come

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If they see it, they will come

Flies Flies can be repelled by tricking them into thinking hundreds of other flie are around.  This can be done by taking advantage of a fly’s compound vision.  To do this, fill a one gallon clear plastic zip top bag less than halfway with water, then hang it near the top of your door, on your railings or from your eaves (you can do this by using duct tape, or, by gathering together and tying the top of the bag with rope, rubber bands or tape and then hooking it gently onto a nail without making a hole in the...

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If you leave it, they will eat it

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If you leave it, they will eat it

Ants Ants can be controlled with homemade bait made from peanut butter (two tablespoons), jelly (two tablespoons) and boric acid (one teaspoon). Put the bait in a small disposable container. To eliminate ant mounds outside, try this trick: Dampen the mounds with water, then pour on baking soda and a bit of white vinegar — the mixture will bubble and kill off the ants.

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Don't let them suck you up

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Don't let them suck you up

Mosquitoes Mosquitoes love standing water.  This is where they breed and hang out, so try to eliminate standing water where mosquitoes breed by emptying in the saucers of flower pots, hauling off old tires, cleaning rain gutters and frequently changing the water in birdbaths. Walk your property with an eye for puddles. Fix the problem.  Also, you can plant basil outside of your home to keep them away.

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