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 Flies in the Garage

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It can happen at almost any time of the year. You open your garage door, step inside, and hear a familiar buzzing or little bits of dirt flying around. On the bright side, these aren’t bees or wasps. On the bad side, your garage is infested with flies. So how do you get rid of … Read more

How to Get Rid of Horse Flies

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While some people overreact towards flies, it’s tough to fault anyone for panicking when they encounter a female horse fly. These pests live up to the phrase “vicious bloodsuckers” despite being related to regular houseflies. Surprisingly, they do have some environmental benefit and often breed in protected areas, making it impossible to completely get rid … 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. Just … 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 (family Syrphidae), 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 … 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, these tiny pests aren’t as mysterious as they first seem, and can be fairly easy to get rid of fruit flies once you know how. Be warned, their … 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. It looks like something straight out of The Amityville Horror, with flies all over the window frames and blotting out the sunlight. But every time you … Read more