Getting rid of Mosquitos – an interesting attempt

Getting rid of mosquitosI went to a restaurant the other day, and we sat outside. Very nice for a summer’s evening in South Africa. The only problem is that we tend to have mosquitoes. But at this restaurant we noticed that they had put bowls of Vinegar all over the place. Apparently it helps keep the mozzie population back outside and away from the vinegar.

I’ve tried it, and it doesn’t seem to work TOO well, but if anybody has any other ideas for keeping mozzies at bay, PLEASE let me know…

Getting rid of frogs

Frogs are PESTS!

I’m sorry, but as cute as they can be from far, from close up frogs are definitely just an annoyance.

I have frogs that live in my garden and in the complex where I stay, but thankfully, I don’t have a swimming pool, so I don’t have frogs in my pool. 😀

But, you’re probably not here for any cute frog pictures or photos, I’m sure you’re here wondering how to get rid of frogs, right? Besides, to be honest, these are ugly frogs, and are probably actually toads, as some people in the comments have pointed out.

How to get rid of frogs at home
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Get rid of flies and other flying insects – Cedar Wood

Cedar Wood (available on for around $4 here: Amazon Cedar Wood) is a natural, fresh smelling bug repellant. Sounds strange, doesn’t it. Like an Old Wives’ Tale? How about an Old Mother’s tale… My mother brought home little cedar blocks of wood and said that having them around the house would help get rid of flies. My whole family thought it was time to start looking for a home for her.
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Get rid of flies – The Obvious ways first

When it’s summer time, there are a few things that REALLY BUG me:


I want to try and help other people get rid of them using ways that I’ve read and learnt. We’ll start off with getting rid of flies today.

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How to KILL Maggots

Note: When you finish reading this article and as many comments as you can handle, maybe just take a look at this summarised version that a reader submitted. It’s very helpful, and a lot easier on the eyes. 😉

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A definitive guide to getting rid of Maggots

Could you tell me of a Pesticide that will work? I have had the unfortunate experience of having a garbage bin containing quite a few maggots. This is due to the fact that there were left-overs in the bin, and we missed garbage collection day just once. BOY can these things breed. Unlike the rest of this site, for this post I am not able to give you a definitive guide/tip. I’m going to tell you what I have TRIED to do to kill maggots, and I can tell you what might have been the most successful thing I did to get rid of the maggots.

But first, as always, a little background.

What are Maggots?

  • – “Maggots” is a very general term for larvae
  • – Maggots tend to be the young of flies, but can also be the young of moths, beetles and other insects
  • – Maggots tend to be white, though they can be other colors
  • – Maggots tend to feed from a few days to a few weeks, and will then migrate to a different (dry, possibly indoor) environment to hatch into their adult versions. Flies, for example… This can be when an “invasion” starts
  • – Once the maggots have turned into flies, they will mate, and then look for a place to lay their eggs. And then, the whole cycle starts again… LOVELY

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