Most household insecticides will kill love bugs. Love bugs do not respond to common bug repellents, including sprays and citronella candles, because the carbon dioxide does not attract them like it does other insects.
Apply pesticide to windows and doorways in order to eliminate love bugs. It is also important to regularly mow the grass because love bugs hatch in thatch. The larvae hatch and feed in the dead and living matter that rests between the lawn and the soil. Mowing the grass helps to keep the level of thatch down, lessening the amount of love bugs that can grow on lawns. A vacuum cleaner can also be used to reduce swarms.Learn More
Depending on the type of extermination, accessibility and size of a structure, costs for termite treatment range from $1,200 to over $3,000 as of 2014. Chemicals, bait, fumigation and heat are all methods used to stop the damage caused by termites.Full Answer >
Raid and other household insecticides use pyrethrins, which are possibly dangerous if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through the skin. Topical exposure causes itching, burning or numbness, while ingestion causes dizziness, headache and nausea. Large doses are extremely dangerous, as they may cause convulsions and loss of consciousness.Full Answer >
It is best to contact a beekeeper to remove a swarm. Beekeepers use a box to scoop up the bees and take them to another location. Bee swarms, called clusters, generally leave when they locate a new nesting site, making removal unnecessary.Full Answer >
To get rid of a beehive inside a wall, drill holes around the hive, apply insecticide, open the wall, remove the hive, and wash the wall. The supplies you need include a drinking glass, a drill, a dry insecticide sprayer, insecticide, a saw, gloves, a scraper, water and detergent.Full Answer >