Category: Flies

Bug Tip Tuesday | Fruit Fly Trap

Every fall, fruit flies seem to find their way into everyone's home.  We all want to eat healthy and leave some fruit out on the counter for a quick grab and go snack.  Here is a simple fly trap from therealfarmhouse.com for the pesky little critters. You will need a jar, a piece of paper, a... more
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How To Prevent Fruit Flies

To keep fruit flies from coming into your home. Use these preventative measures. 1. Keep counters clean. Fruit flies don’t just like to eat fruit. They’ll feast on spilled food, crumbs, spilled juice — just about anything. Wipe your counters at least once a day with a microfiber cloth and... more
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Facts About Lightning Bugs

Running around the backyard on summer nights in an attempt to catch fireflies is a fun pastime. These insects, also known as lightning bugs, can light up the night with their magical glow. But, what actually makes them flash? Fireflies aren’t flies. They’re actually beetles. Fireflies are... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday | Lavender Fly Spray

To make some lavender fly spray, follow these simple steps. Fill a small spray bottle with regular tap water and add 30 drops of lavender essential oil. (If you use a larger spray bottle, add more drops, you want it to be quite potent for it to be effective.) Shake the bottle each time you want to... more
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Firefly Light Up Bugs

Summer is on its way and it’s a time of backyard BBQs and enjoying the outdoors and the night-time weather. One of the best parts of summer is hanging out in the backyard and watching the fireflies zip around and lite up the sky. Kids can spend hours outside trying to catch fireflies in a... more
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DIY Fruit Fly Trap

How to make a fruit fly trap: You will need a glass jar Make a funnel out of paper Pour about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar into the jar Put small fruit into jar (slice of apple or banana, a strawberry) Insert funnel into the jar with wide end up, tape around funnel to close... more
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Artificial Sweeteners Kill Fruit Flies

Continuing their research into potential ingredients for human-safe pesticides, Drexel University researchers recently found an artificial sweetener that, while harmless for male fruit flies, proved particularly lethal for females. Their findings are published in the Journal of Insect Science. Past... more
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Prevent Cluster Flies

As soon as the fall approaches, the cluster flies begin to enter homes and buildings in large numbers. At this time of the year, the days become shorter and temperature begins to fall, hence they enter homes in search for overwintering sites. During this time the west and south facing buildings are... more
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Flies Still Pestering You

This time of year there still might be a few pesky house flies that you just cant seem to get rid of. It turns out that flies actually hate the smell of basil, so keeping a pot of basil in a sunny area in the kitchen as well as hanging some basil leaves in doorways and windowsills around the house.... more
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Bug Tip Tuesday!!

How to make a fruit fly trap: You will need a empty glass jar. Make a funnel out of paper and tape it to stay closed. Pour about 1/4 – 1/2 cup of apple cider vinegar into the jar. Put small fruit into jar - a slice of apple or banana will work fine. Insert funnel into the jar with wide end... more
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