Control / Prevention Topics
- Mice and Rats
- Bed Bugs
- Bees and Wasps
- Carpenter Ants
Flying Insects - bees, wasps, hornets, flies
Crawling insects - silverfish, ants, cockroaches,
earwigs, fleas, beetles, termites
Rodents - mice, rats, squirrels, chipmunks, gophers,
Birds - owls, pigeons, cranes, storks etc.
TIPS AND TRICKS
The most effective way to control an earwig problem is to use trapping
- Place folded or rolled up newspapers in between flowers and vegetables
at night. Earwigs will hide between the sheets come daylight.
- Place cardboard boxes baited with oatmeal or bran in your garden.
Punch pencil-sized entry sites in the sides near the bottom. Again,
frequently destroy the contents of the trap.
- Another trap consists of placing a tuna can into a shallow pot or
saucer. Fill the pot or saucer with potting soil up to the rim of the
can. Inside the can, put a heaping tablespoon of bread crumbs and add
about a half inch of cooking oil. Place the pot or saucer among the
plants in your flower garden. The earwigs will be lured into the can.
Once inside the can, they become coated in the oil, rendering them incapable