To get rid of gypsy moths, create a trap on a tree trunk to capture them. For some gypsy moth populations, it may be necessary to use a chemical insecticide. The amount of time required varies according to the infestation.Know More
Beginning at the start of May and continuing until the middle of the month, apply a commercial insecticide as directed on the manufacturer's label. This should be done after the eggs have hatched, and the larvae have started feeding.
Wrap infested tree trunks with a piece of fabric, such as burlap that is between 14 and 18 inches wide. Place string around the middle of the fabric at chest height and tie it. Fold the top of the fabric over to the bottom, creating a shelter. This overhang can be used to herd caterpillars together as they climb down the tree after feeding.
During the first week of July, check the trap on a daily basis. Destroy the gypsy moths as they are found. If the infestation persists when the males are able to fly, this method may not be as effective.
Pond owners can remove leeches from ponds through regular cleanings to remove the sludge that attracts the leeches or by using a trap to remove leeches already present in the pond. When considering how to deal with leeches, knowledge of the different types of leeches and the difficulties posed by parasitic versus non-parasitic breeds is essential. The parasitic leeches are more likely to threaten the pond ecosystem.Full Answer >
A 2012 review of mole trap brands on the market by Pest Control Products concludes that the WireTek 1001 trap is the most effective at eliminating pest moles. It is a jaw-like steel mechanical trap that has two pairs of "scissors" that are pushed into the mole tunnel.Full Answer >
An inexpensive homemade way to trap stinkbugs is to use a pan, soapy water and a desk lamp. Put the lamp over a pan of soapy water, and leave it on overnight. The stink bugs are attracted to the light and drown in the water, according to the Washington Post.Full Answer >
Use vinegar to kill bugs by mixing a solution and spraying bugs in the home and garden, and using it to create a fruit fly trap. Vinegar, when applied to surface areas, make the areas unappealing to bugs. While this doesn't kill them, it makes them go away.Full Answer >