When Summer arrives so do the ‘creepy crawlies’,
These are attracted by sweet foods but are generally harmless.
Nests are notoriously hard
These live in crevices, loose wallpaper, beds etc. and feed, at night, on human blood!
The best way to deal with these little monsters is to
These are not harmful unless provoked, trapped or you are unfortunately in their line of
Best not to attempt to remove yourself, contact the
If you have bees in a chimney, light a fire in the
Some bumble bees are endangered species.
I have been
If booklice are found in cupboards these can be
These little devils feed on microscopic moulds found on the glue of bookbinding as
Ventilate and dry any infested areas, obviously
Mottled ladybird like pests. The Larvae, known as woolly bears, eat wool and damage
Vacuum all fluff from cupboards, carpets etc.,
Like to live in moist, warm, dark places. They eat any sort of food but contaminate
If you can find the source and they are not too
Home remedy – WARNING
Mix together 2 tablespoons
Another way of
To make it
These are commonly caught from cats and birds, with August/September being the worst
Wash cats’ bedding and dust with flea powder.
Tips sent in
My oldest grandson lives
At night I place a
Carry and spread gastoenteric illness and food poisoning as well as being extremely
Keep food covered and bins scrupulously clean.
Feed on flour, cereals, stored food, chocolate, dried fruit and nuts.
Clean out infested food. Clean and dry the area
Use fruit and nut chocolate for bait
Bait can be placed in a milk bottle or
Ensure any holes large enough to insert
When trying to catch mice, site traps
If you don’t know where the rodent is
Cat litter makes excellent rodent
1) Identify those areas outside your
2) Get some cat litter that has been
3) Place sufficient quantity in the gaps
4) The rodents (e.g. mice, rats etc) will
Females feed on blood, biting mostly at dusk. Eggs are laid in stagnant water.
Door and windows can be screened and
Clean out guttering, bird baths, water butts etc. as
I’ve only used the water
I got this trick from my
I would think that the
These are harmless but their presence may indicate dampness. They feed on glue
Eliminate damp by checking for leaky plumbing,
Slugs and Snails
Jill Young says she has
Julie Fegan says
Lydia Dorsey has sent us
Mr. Jim Walmsley
My suggestion is to place
To protect prized
At their worst during August and September but die naturally by the end of Autumn.
Attracted by sweet food and drinks.
Stay still and they will soon go away. If you try
Trap with jars partly filled with water, jam and a drop
Woodlice like moisture and, therefore,
This is the larvae of the common furniture beetle. They cause holes 2mm in
Small infestations can be treated with two generous