What is the Purpose of Flies? (Benefits of 13 Fly Species)

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One of the worst pests you can be stuck with is a fly. These annoying critters will circle around your head, land on your food or in your drink, and drive you insane with their buzzing. In fact, flies are practically neck and neck with cockroaches for the world’s most hated insect pest. But flies … Read more

How to Get Rid of Crane Flies (Mosquito Eaters)

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Summer can be a great time for vacations or enjoying the great outdoors, but it also comes with some serious problems. Ants, bees, wasps, mosquitoes, and many other critters are far more active during this time of year. But there’s one that seems to generate a lot more fear in some people: crane flies. But … Read more

5 Best Fly Sprays for Horses

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If you have horses, then you are no stranger to the problem of flies that irritate and bug them. Winter brings some relief, but the moment seasons change, the flies return. Flies are not only a nuisance for them, but they also spread diseases such as equine infectious anemia and West Nile Virus. Now, a … Read more

How to Get Rid of Hoverflies

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We usually talk about critters that cause damage to your home or garden, but sometimes even beneficial critters can be considered a pest. Enter the hoverfly, an important species that’s often misunderstood and sometimes even feared. Let’s take a closer look at these critters, what they do, and how to get rid of them when … Read more

How to Get Rid of Fruit Flies

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They seem to pop up out of nowhere: tiny bugs the size of gnats that love landing on your food and flying wildly around your head. However, fruit flies aren’t as mysterious as they first seem, and can be fairly easy to get rid of once you know how. Be warned, their presence isn’t simply … Read more

How to Get Rid of Cluster Flies

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You wouldn’t expect flies to be a problem in the winter, but here they are, a large number of flies hanging around in the house all of a sudden. These large pests are just as genetically unable to fly out an open window as their cousins, the house fly, and love to amass on your … Read more

How to Get Rid of Horse Flies

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While some people might say I overreact towards flies, I doubt anyone could fault me when it comes to the horse fly. These pests live up to the phrase “vicious bloodsuckers” despite being related to regular houseflies. Unfortunately, these pests have some environmental benefit and often breed in protected areas, making it impossibly to completely … Read more