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Old June 7th, 2013, 07:37 PM   #1
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Crane Flies

I have them in an area in my lawn by the water, 1/3 of yard. anyone have them, dealt with them and what did you do to get rid of them????
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Old June 7th, 2013, 07:53 PM   #2
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Make sure all windows and doors have screens that remain securely shut. Check for gaps between the screen and the frame.


Purchase a bug zapper. Place it near the door or window giving you the most trouble. The crane flies will be attracted to the light.


Rake up any dead leaves or plant detritus that may be scattered about your lawn. Crane flies primarily eat and nest in dead or rotting foliage, so removing it will help thin the population.


Spray your lawn with organic pesticides three to four times a year to get rid of the larva. Pyrethrin is a common ingredient in pesticides, but you can also make your own from various household ingredients such as dish soap, garlic and oil.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 08:00 PM   #3
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Old June 7th, 2013, 08:29 PM   #4
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Make sure all windows and doors have screens that remain securely shut. Check for gaps between the screen and the frame.


Purchase a bug zapper. Place it near the door or window giving you the most trouble. The crane flies will be attracted to the light.


Rake up any dead leaves or plant detritus that may be scattered about your lawn. Crane flies primarily eat and nest in dead or rotting foliage, so removing it will help thin the population.


Spray your lawn with organic pesticides three to four times a year to get rid of the larva. Pyrethrin is a common ingredient in pesticides, but you can also make your own from various household ingredients such as dish soap, garlic and oil.
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no where near my house, I have 1.5 acres and on water. the bad area is the 1/3 by the water. I was told this by Natural way lawn care and they want $$$$$$$$$ to take care of this. I thatched all the dead grass and now have a lot of bare spots, area. I normally have a thick green yard. Not sure how to attach this of spending the money with natural way or attempt on my own.
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Old June 7th, 2013, 08:32 PM   #5
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Make sure all windows and doors have screens that remain securely shut. Check for gaps between the screen and the frame.


Purchase a bug zapper. Place it near the door or window giving you the most trouble. The crane flies will be attracted to the light.


Rake up any dead leaves or plant detritus that may be scattered about your lawn. Crane flies primarily eat and nest in dead or rotting foliage, so removing it will help thin the population.


Spray your lawn with organic pesticides three to four times a year to get rid of the larva. Pyrethrin is a common ingredient in pesticides, but you can also make your own from various household ingredients such as dish soap, garlic and oil.
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had to deal with them bugs at camp 1 year, garlic and dish soap worked for us, and yes, I have made a few pizzas in my time

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had to deal with them bugs at camp 1 year, garlic and dish soap worked for us, and yes, I have made a few pizzas in my time

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Skeeterhawks.... What is the issue with them, besides eating the grass roots...?
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