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Funny thing about black flies they tend to disappear when you start your saw. Noise? Exhaust fumes?
they are annoying when they bite but it is also good because it means that rain is on the way :)
ants of all kinds make pests, in a variety of ways durring the summer
For me, the little flying bugs in the house that look like fruit flies and live in my houseplant soil, are the most annoying.
Place a half a Mosquito dunk in a gallon of water and let it set over night. Stir it up and water your plants with it. This will kill the larvae in you plant soil. Back off on water. They lay their eggs in wet soil and this is where they thrive!
I hate all insects that bite. Even when they are said to not bite...they bite me. In the summer I can depend on having blood running down my legs from 'non-biting' insects. I don't use anything scented on my body and yet I am the one bitten.
You need more garlic in you diet!
Hard to say! But repelling biting insects especially black flies is do-able with a good ol' recipe of Vicks Vapo-Rub, but Ticks? Having to dig some out of skin, risk of Lyme disease among others, and my poor dogs too! YIKES.
Years ago, black fly season here in New Hampshire started in late May/early June and lasted two weeks flat—not a minute more. Now, the little buggers seem to appear in early May and just keep on coming.
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