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All You Need Are 3 Ingredients To Get Rid Of Your Fruit Fly Problem

Now that the summer is almost here, there’s one thing that’s sure to start annoying you again…flies.

While they don’t all bite, they are all annoying.

And that includes fruit flies! They might be a problem for you year-round, but they become especially prevalent in the summertime when you’re more likely to store tasty, fresh fruits and veggies in the open air.

While the first step to getting rid of fruit flies is to NOT DO THAT, the second weapon in your bug-be-gone arsenal is this super-easy trap.

And if mosquitoes are more of an issue for you, this DIY trap should do the trick:

Now you can really enjoy the summer and all it has to offer.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/fruit-fly-trap/

Here Are 14 Clever Ways To Keep Bugs Out Of Your Yard This Summer

Raise your hand if you hate mosquitoes, ants, ticks, and spiders!

Okay, so everyone probably hurt their shoulder throwing their hands up…and we’re right there with you!

Since it’s finally the summer, these pesky pests are about to come out in full force. In an effort to make your time outdoors a little more enjoyable (and bug-free) this season, here are a few awesome tricks to try that will keep the creepy-crawlies at bay.

1. Get rid of pesky ants with this mixture of borax and corn syrup.

2. Spray a wasps’ nest with peppermint oil, dish soap, and water to kill them.

3. Slice open a few lemons and push cloves into them. Set them by your food when you’re outdoors and the bugs will stay away.

4. Make your own bug spray with this simple mix.

5. Use LED bulbs as your porch lights — bugs are less attracted to them and won’t hang around as much at night.

6. Make a mosquito trap out of yeast, brown sugar, and water.

7. Put epsom salts around your garden plants to get rid of snails and slugs.

8. Johnson’s Baby Creamy Oil doubles as an insect repellant!

9. Put a bunch of sage leaves in your grill to keep mosquitoes away.

10. Make your own citronella candles in orange peels!

11. You can also plant citronella plants in your yard. Let them flourish to deter pesky bugs.

12. If you run out of bug spray, Cool Mint Listerine will do the trick…you’ll just have to reapply a bit more frequently.

13. Avoid wearing dark colors like black, blue, and red. Mosquitoes are attracted to them and they also make you hotter — bugs are drawn to warmer bodies.

14. Tie lavender, sage, and mint bundles together and carry them with you for when you need to keep mosquitoes away.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there and enjoy the summer…WITHOUT the fear of getting bitten every five seconds.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/keep-bugs-away/

These Bugs Might Look Weird, But That’s Just Because They’re Living Jewelry

I’ve always thought bug jewelry was cute.

As a kid, wearing things like ladybug stud earrings was always fun, but there’s no way I’d wear bug jewelry if the insects in question were actually real. Up until now, I assumed that most people tended to agree, but that’s definitely not the case…at least not in Mexico, anyway.

There’s a huge craze there for really unusual broaches that are made out of beetles.

Makech beetles come from Central and South America, where they are found under logs and caught by men known as los maquecheros.

Once captured, they’re sent to vendors and fitted with rhinestones and chains. After that, they’re sold to tourists.

The people who buy them pin the chains to their clothing, allowing the beetles to crawl around and attract attention.

Would you wear one of these?

(via Smithsonian)

I think I’ll stick to regular jewelry. All of this is just really unnecessary.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/makech-beetle-jewelry/

Watching This Guy Feed His Pet Cockroaches Is Just Too Gross To Handle

As much as we’d like to think that cockroaches are the scourge of the Earth and that they serve no purpose, that’s sadly not the case.

In fact, they’re quite useful to reptile owners. As you can imagine, cockroach farming is not necessarily a popular hobby, so the few brave souls who do so willingly are hard to come by.

One of the most popular cockroach farms in the United Kingdom is the Roach Hut. To give you a sense of what life is like at this charming establishment, they have a whole YouTube channel dedicated to demonstrating how they go about their business.

In the video below, they show what feeding time looks like for roaches. Consider yourself warned, because this footage is nasty. Can you get through the whole video?

Yeah…my skin is crawling after enduring that nonsense.

(source TheRoachHut)

I’m just glad my apartment is free of these buggers. I’m aiming to keep it that way.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/roach-feeding/

Turns Out There’s A Much Smarter Way Of Keeping Bugs Out Of Your House. Does This Really Work?

If you want to learn everything there is to know about bugs, become an entomologist. If you want to learn maybe one cool thing about them, have some fun before you run for cover or a shoe. It probably won’t work, but it did for this guy. Worst case scenario, you waste a couple of hours having fun with a bug. What a relief it would be to cross that off the ol’ bucket list. Watch thesam101 learn a little bit about this bug and try not to get a pen and paper out the next time you see something crawling around your workspace.

Does that count as art? Because if not, I’d much rather play Tic-tac-toe. Share this post using the button below.

Watching Nature At Work Is Fascinating. But Also Disgusting.

Even though it doesn’t seem possible, there are all kinds of transparent creatures in the world. Did you know there is even a type of praying mantis that’s transparent? Have you ever wondered what it would be like to see them walk? Or sleep? Or eat? 

If you were ever curious about the whole “eating” thing, I have something for you:

As it turns out, it’s just as creepy as you’d think.

This video is equal parts fascinating and disgusting. The mantis scarfs down a blue bottle fly for dinner and not much is left to the imagination. You can see everything go down his throat in all its biological glory.

Why, oh why can’t I just look away…

(H/T: Gizmodo)

Jeepers creepers, if you made it all the way through then you’re braver than me! Nature sure is creepy (and majestic, whatever). Make sure to share this video with your squeamish friends using the buttons below. If they’re anything like me, they’ll hate you for it!