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How can I get rid of ants?


How can I get rid of Bumblebees?

Bumble bees usually nest in the ground in a deserted mouse nest or bird nest. Occasionally they nest in cavities within a wall or even in the clothes drier vent.


How can I get rid of flies?


How can I get rid of ground hornets?


How can I repel or eliminate mosquitoes?


What can be done about Whiteflies?


How can I repel or eliminate yellow jackets?

Yellow jackets (Vespula spp. - colonial wasps), can pose a severe problem for people when these wasps aggressively seek food. (Remember, though, yellow jackets do pollinate plants, such as squash, and dispose of waste matter and thus are not all bad). Early in the season meat is preferred; later they focus more on sweets. Normally, they are an annual species, with colonies started in the spring of each year by a single mated and over-wintered queen. As the season progresses, nest sizes grow and can contain thousands of individuals by late summer or fall. In mild climates colonies can even over-winter.

Effective control measures vary according to the circumstances:


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This page was last updated on January 23, 2006