Comments for en-gb 30 Sat 30 Aug 2014 10:43:30 GMT+1 A feed of user comments from the page found at fridaym35 My kitchen cupboards and other places in the house have been infested for the past few months or so with tiny white coloured mites/insects/bugs. They are the size of a piece of dust and move really quickly. I first spotted them in the store cupboard, which is within the kitchen, they were on the flour packets. I noticed few days ago there is mould of the bottom wall of the store cupboard, eventhough we had the house recently damp proofed and the whole house has been recently plastered. (I moved in to the property 6 months ago). I have not used any insect and bug killing sprays. They have become such a nuisance, especiay in the kitchen and store cupboard. What are they and how can I get rid off them? I am planning on clearing the store cupboard. Also, I get a lot of spiders around the house. I know I should expect them due to the large size garden I have got and majority of it is lawn. How can I prevent them from coming into the house? Do they have nests?Thank you Mon 05 Oct 2009 17:46:25 GMT+1 princessrunner26 hi george,i have tiny brown bugs with wings flying around the kitchen cupboards and bathroom.what are they? they seem to be filled with blood when you squash them it looks like blood. how can i getn rid of these pests.please help. Thu 01 Oct 2009 21:11:56 GMT+1 smilingcalculator George, While in the Army in the late sixties, I was on patrol in the Malaysian Jungle sitting behind a fallen log watching the Ants go about there way zig zagging along the tracks they had made when I noticed a Spider about 3 to 4 inches in Diameter. the top half was yellow and the bottom was black and it was carrying 3 flesh coloured babies on its back.I have looked on the Web site but cannot find it, have you ever come across this Spider. cheers Bill Mon 14 Sep 2009 23:07:03 GMT+1 backblogger hi georgeWe are going crazy with an infestation of seemingly invisible or transparent bugs.Extremly small,sliver-like things.Despite having the fumigators in the little devils have got into everything-beds,clothing,sofas you name it.They come out at night and bite and itch then come sunrise mostly disappear.There is a lot on the net about this but no solution.You have to get the light right and the correct angle and colour then you can see 'things'leaping around.Please suggest a solution-we are going nuts!Thank you. Sun 13 Sep 2009 15:54:43 GMT+1 missnat73 I keep finding these caterpillar like creatures down the side of my sofa, in the cracks of the floor boards in my sons room and a couple in the washing basket. They seem to like the dark and if you shine light they will move very fast out of the light. I also found some in my sons toy box and im wandering what they are do you have any idea. They vary is size and are back and brown. Tue 08 Sep 2009 18:44:48 GMT+1 preciousFlutterby Is it true that a man died by a flesh-eating bug in Devon, and if this is true, should we be concerned and how does this bug look? Tue 08 Sep 2009 08:36:01 GMT+1 gardendweller dear george - forget to mention that the pond with the larva is in Derby Tue 25 Aug 2009 14:48:59 GMT+1 gardendweller Tue 25 Aug 2009 14:48:29 GMT+1 gardendweller Dear George, on pulling out the lily leaves in the pond we have noticed larva/eggs on the underside of the leaves.they are about an inch long clear and gelantinous and could have small black dots -eyes not what they were!What creature has laid these? We have also noticed them on the side walls of the pond under the water line.would much appreciate knowing!Janet Tue 25 Aug 2009 14:46:38 GMT+1 Johnbuzz Dear George,My name is John Buzz (retired commercial beekeeper).We have had three sightings in Monmouthshire of a flying insect, 7cm long, 2cm wide. Experts that I have contacted, including the National Museum of Wales, have been unable to suggest what it might be.Bumble bee expert at Sterling University christened them "The Ginger Giants" but has confirmed that it is not a bumble bee. Overall colour is light ginger (no stripes or any other colour). Thorax and abdomen sausage shaped with a rounded rear end with no visible sting. No photograph available but multiple witnesses except for the third sighting by a nun at Ty Mawr Convent who said that the description that I gave to a letter in the local paper was exact.John Buzz(I am writing this for my father who is getting obsessed by these "ginger giants" and frustrated by nobody knowing what they are ....please please help). Diana Tue 25 Aug 2009 09:35:11 GMT+1 crazyweevils How do I rid my kitchen (mainly) of weevils which fly and appear every evening. At least I believe they are weevils. They are black and look like tiny -lines.Many thanksbest wishesGeorgie Tue 25 Aug 2009 07:56:02 GMT+1 Gruntphuttock Was fascinated by the beautiful Elephant Hawk Moth you featured on the show last night and thought you might like to see a video of the equally impressive caterpillar of same that I posted on YouTube recently. enough it has had over three hundred hits since your programme, so presumably viewers were doing searches. Thank you Tue 11 Aug 2009 10:30:54 GMT+1 lilycat39 Hi, We have silverfish in the Kitchen and they seem to have migrated all around thew house now! They are on the stairs, landing and bedrooms. Please Help I am not keen on them. Is there a non chemical way to get rid of them in the house I don't want to use anything toxic for environmental reasons and I have 2 children. But its either them of me!!!Thanks Wed 05 Aug 2009 15:39:59 GMT+1 Johnfrum I have a tarantula crawling up my leg at this moment. Ouch! I have been bitten and am now dead. Wed 29 Jul 2009 11:31:05 GMT+1 lasersailor66 Bugs don't bother me - live and let live, but have I missed out on something, have I been deprived, has the absence of bug problems blighted my life, or is there another reason why I'm a lazy good for nothing 66 (nearly 67) year old? Mon 27 Jul 2009 10:19:15 GMT+1 AL1CANTE Dear George. We have a holiday home in Spain where we had a new kitchen fitted 3 years ago. I became aware that something was living actually in the framework of one of the cupboards as I could hear teeth crunching at the interior more or less from the time the kitchen was first installed. Two days ago I went into the kitchen and saw a hole approx half an inch in diameter which indicated that something had chewed its way out! Another hole has appeared today in a drawer front approx quarter inch diameter. ANY IDEAS? ps We are unsure whether the door frame and drawer front is solid wood or chipboard. Sun 26 Jul 2009 10:49:17 GMT+1 mambettley Dear Geoge i found a caterpillar on my roses and have looked all over to find what it will turn into without any look. i have a picture of it which i could send to you. all i can say is it is red and black hairy with funny looking white hair on its back.Yours Mam Bettley Thu 23 Jul 2009 19:57:00 GMT+1 bevadet I have found two of these creatures in my bedroom in the last month. One climbing up the wall and one under the sheets in my bed.It is long and black (bit like a centipede) but with a hard shell about 1in long. Very hard to crush and kill. What is it, and why is it in my bedroom ! Thu 23 Jul 2009 12:50:52 GMT+1 TnTgirl Hi, we came home to find about 20 flies on our bedroom window. (South facing) There were no other flies in any other rooms which was strange. We have totally redecorated our entire house and have installed fitted wardrobes in our bedroom. I have googled the type of fly and it is a cluster fly. We checked the loft and there were no flies up there, however we did release a Raid grenade in the loft and sprayed fly spray in our bedroom. This morning we woke to find another 5 or so flies. I have sprayed the room again but each time when I go to check the room more have appeared. There are no gaps in the ceiling and just cannot establish where they are coming from. Could you possibly help?A rather anxious and frustrated blogger!!! Mon 13 Jul 2009 10:10:12 GMT+1 Johnfrum I have a spider in my glider and a flea on my bee who is stuck in a tree.I have a fly in my sty and a beetle in my kettle. There is a preying mantis at my auntie's and an ant in my decanter.A silverfish lives in my butter dish and a maggot crawled out of my haddock. A harvestman nests in our vests man and a shield bug is in our distilled rug. A ladybird may be heard amongst our crane flies where the drain lies. Our infestation of crustaceans flies by our supply of butterflies in number and a vespa is caught in a web sir. Grasshoppers are past poppers as crickets now hit the wickets for noise amongst the boys of the insect world. Thu 09 Jul 2009 12:30:39 GMT+1 oldipswich Carpet mites are eating up the carpet in our living room,mainly round the edges,behind furniture. what should we do ? Wed 08 Jul 2009 13:37:59 GMT+1 webbshares I live in Essex- Clacton area- and this week a good number of finger nail sizes black beatles with hard shells ( sorry no picture) have become quite rampant in the house. What is the best way to deal with them especially as we will be away for over a month shortly and do not want to return to a scene from Torchwood.Many thanksChris Wed 08 Jul 2009 07:00:20 GMT+1 magpiexx hi george i have got small bugs in one of my bed rooms they are always near the window they are more oval shape than round poss slightly smaller than a black ant there boddies black with grey pattern markings on the body they also have wings have 6 legs 2 sml intennies ?should i be concernd about these as i have a small baby in the propety ? and what are they ?rachel Thu 02 Jul 2009 09:10:44 GMT+1 budaburnano1 Please Please help I think I may have bed bugs and I wold like to know how to get rid of them as i've also just had a baby and i dont want them getting into her crib. Thu 02 Jul 2009 05:04:37 GMT+1 insectditch Bumble bees..... In mid April I came upon many bumble bees all over the Gunnesbury Triangle(Park)in Chiswick. I think they were just out of hibernation but hundreds of them were dead. This afternoon (June) a bumble bee dropped out of the sky at my feet -very disoriented - and within a couple of hours had died.Do you know if they have a disease? Wed 01 Jul 2009 18:07:35 GMT+1 Scoochymama Please help! I don't know whether this is heatwave related or just conincidental but this week we have found hundreds of tiny white flies mostly in the kitchen. We have no plants in the living areas. We can't work out where they are coming from-they've even managed to get in the fridge which has somewhat flummoxed us! They are on the bathroom floor-the door is normally shut. Yesterday we also had a few visiting blue bottles too. Could it be drains related? Please help me identify them, how to kill them, and how to get rid of them for good! Many thanksClairePeterborough Wed 01 Jul 2009 16:05:18 GMT+1 Johnfrum HELP! I'VE GOT ADAM'S ANTS IN MY PANTS.FROM BIG TROUSERED BILL. Wed 01 Jul 2009 11:55:33 GMT+1 Johnfrum HELP! I HAVE LOST MY ANTS AND HAVE HAD TO CHANGE MY BAND NAME.ADAM AND THE NOTHINGS Wed 01 Jul 2009 11:54:34 GMT+1 younggeordielisa PLEASE HELP ME! I HAVE HAD ANTS IN MY HOME FOR 3 YEARS NOW AND I RECENTLY DISCOVERED FLYING ANTS AND ANTS CLIMBING IN BETWEEN MY DOOR FRAME AND WALL. IT MAKES MY SKIN CRAWL AT THE THOUGHT. DO U THINK THE NEST IS IN MY WALL AS I HAVE SEEN THEM COMING OUT MY SKIRTING BOARD TOO. PLEASE, PLEASE HELP AS I CANT AFFORD TO MOVE. FROM MRS LISA GOODWIN (DESPERATE) STAMFORD, LINCOLNSHIRE. Mon 29 Jun 2009 16:34:52 GMT+1 lordtup George,re ants.My daughter in Jersey is having a mother and father of a job keeping ants out of her house.There is no obvious route to identify the nest site nor is there any reason they should invade (food left out etc).Is there a way of identifying the nest ? or a proprietary control method that you could recommend.Thank youWilliam de GreyNewbury Sun 28 Jun 2009 17:29:22 GMT+1 Matildacox Dear George - please can you tell me if I have just seen a butterfly or a moth ? It was happy to settle on various surfaces with it's wings open and didn't mind me getting close to take a photo. It was the size of a butterfly but really dark black with brown patterns on the wings. It had long feelers. How can I send a picture of it to you ?Matilda Sat 27 Jun 2009 16:31:23 GMT+1 laughingwhitehb We have a number of black hard shelled insects in the house which appear to be evident mainly in summer months. They are flightless, approx one inch long and are shiny black. No visible legs from under the shell and not too fast moving. Looked all over the internet to find out what they are with no success. Any ideas?Brian and Gill Whitehead - Rotherham. Fri 26 Jun 2009 23:47:51 GMT+1 2coffees My case is similar to blog 40. I have small (1 or 2 mm) brown/red beetles running over furniture fabric in my front room. Last year I sent samples of these creatues to the local council pest control office who identified them as weevils but I don't trust this verdict. They appear every year and I am getting paranoid they are woodworm or similar destructive creatures. I have a few photos taken today through a magnifying glass after finding they are back again this year.Please advise me on what they may be and if I should be concerned. Fri 26 Jun 2009 22:49:10 GMT+1 07blue I have a bratty four year old sister who's been bugging me, she never listens to me and wants everything her way, how do I take control of her?Zayyan Ahmad. Age 13Derby, Derbyshire Fri 26 Jun 2009 18:13:32 GMT+1 littleKatefloss Fri 26 Jun 2009 16:42:02 GMT+1 littleKatefloss I have a problem wih cockroaches and need to get rid of them. Can George the Bugman please give me advice and if possible his professional services. Fri 26 Jun 2009 16:41:48 GMT+1 Tellyadict Hi George,I have sent a picture of a bug I found today. I was unable to identify it by looking through my various books. However after looking at your gallery and checking on the internet I believe that the bug is Raphigaster nebulosa or a Shiled Bugt. What I can not understand is that this bug is not found in the UK yet I have one in a box in our home. Can you please help to clear this up.Many thanksGeoff Fri 26 Jun 2009 16:34:19 GMT+1 LazyRizzo Dear George - first of all, we LOVED Lost Land of the Jaguar ("fire ants 1 entomologists nil") - although we only watched it for Gordon Buchanan at first, we soon became enamoured of your good self as well. Our question is this: we've always been told that if you kill one ant, especially near a nest, then many others will come and retrieve the body - possibly using some kind of chemical signal or distress signal as the ant dies. Is this true, and what do they do with the body if they take it back to the nest? Jan & Kirsty Baxter Fri 26 Jun 2009 10:56:04 GMT+1 Slcooper Hi George, for the past few weeks, on a daily basis, I keep finding wasps dead or dying in exactley the same place on my lounge carpet. Cannot find any trace of a nest or hear any wasps swarming.Nor are there many wasps in the garden. Is there a reason for this? Fri 26 Jun 2009 10:47:11 GMT+1 kazzylondon I have seen a bug around, which I have today found out to be a Harmonia Axyridis or Multicoloured lady beetle in it's lavee stage. How long has it been native here, What impact on our environment does this little one have? I first noticed it two years ago on my arm and it stuck it's tail end in but I'm not sure if it's the same bug or not? Kazzie Thu 25 Jun 2009 21:32:44 GMT+1 indianmoth I have identified Indian Meal Moths from the internet but cannot find an effective way to be rid of then. PLEASE HELP1 The only thing I have been able to do is to seal every item of food possible. Where they have infested my cookery books I have put them in the freezer but they still return. Would appreciate if George could give us some answers for these problems. I also have carpet beetle. Thu 25 Jun 2009 20:43:20 GMT+1 awesomeGrumps We have found little black 3/8in long fast crawling bugs in our bathroom and toilet,these seem to like bark places,and move very fast,we have had new central heating system recently installed which meant the lifting & relaying of floor boards. What might these bugs be and how can we eradicate them,have filled all gaps around boards to no avail, HELP.awesomeGrumpsThanks Thu 25 Jun 2009 19:17:26 GMT+1 aberdeen1977 we have been infested with wood lice for 17 years. There appears to be no sign of damp in the vicinty of where the problem is worst.We have tried a number of things but without any apparant success, including the council spraying.Can you suggest any course of action to take? Thu 25 Jun 2009 19:07:31 GMT+1 White__Dove I the past we have been plagued with woodworm. It started in the floorboards and ended 15 years later, I hope, in several bags of flour would you believe. The lavae were discovered when sieving flour - they got through those tiny holes would you believe!What type of timber do these critters go for?DaveDoncaster Thu 25 Jun 2009 18:58:58 GMT+1 drivingsneezy I have a problem with what might be bird mites, these small brown/black, wingless mite type insects, are always by the windows or in one cupboard only and they are always dead when we find them. They seem to come in February and are there until at least June. I hoover them up and by the next morning they are all there again.We have lots of pigeons on the roof, I don't know if there is a connection. Could you please tell me how I can get rid of them. Thu 25 Jun 2009 18:55:12 GMT+1 powerjamestaylor I sometimes get cockroaches in my bathroom and my kithen how do i get rid of them and what would be the reason for the visit Thu 25 Jun 2009 18:54:43 GMT+1 wenducks I live in France and today I saw in the garden what looked like a normal fly it had black wings but on each of the the two main wings had 3 red spots what is this species Thu 25 Jun 2009 18:51:40 GMT+1 robbrann Please can you help me? We have been invaded by very small red spiders all over the patio and south facing walls. These aren't spider mites as they are clearly visable to the naked eye and are not eating plants.They come out when it is dry and sunny and dont seem to like the rain.Do they have a natural predator or is there something i can do to keep there numbers under control.Thanks Thu 25 Jun 2009 18:46:10 GMT+1 angleralan Thu 25 Jun 2009 18:41:33 GMT+1 angleralan Hi How can I get rid of an indian meal moth infestation . have used pheromone traps with some sucess but but still have some infestation.Regardsangleralan Thu 25 Jun 2009 18:41:28 GMT+1 mazderelda a question for George.I have in my garage what I believe to be a "ghost spider" which is fascinating.Is it dangerous? I have a dense wood behind the garage.The spider is all white with 2 black eyes. Thu 25 Jun 2009 18:37:54 GMT+1 sharonrclio hi how do i get rid off MOTHS from my house i cant find were they are coming from and have tryed moth balls and various other things but are not working thanks sharon Thu 25 Jun 2009 18:37:31 GMT+1 07blue I have an annoying four year sister that just doesn't listen to me, how do I take control of her and not be such a brat.Zayyan.Derby.Derbyshire. Thu 25 Jun 2009 17:53:25 GMT+1 SimonRBlackburn Ann1820, do as I suggest above. You will NOT succeed unless you have the proper training and access to professional use pesticides !! They are a tricky pest Thu 25 Jun 2009 17:50:35 GMT+1 SimonRBlackburn Hi, I think the answer to most of the questions posted is "call a professionally trained pest controller" !! I would also like to ask George what qualifications HE has after offering to rid someone's bed bugs for £500 !!??Simon BlackburnSuffolkPS I am a big fan of hornets and always try to save them where I can. Can you squeeze in a feature on them ? Thu 25 Jun 2009 17:46:18 GMT+1 Ann1820 Hi can you tell me how to get rid of bed bugs? Thu 25 Jun 2009 15:17:16 GMT+1 marandafan Hi, we seem to have a similar problem as 39. I call them "Weavels" brown bits in the flour.We have had them over the years many many times.Is the flour safe to use?Thank youM Stevens Bracklesham Thu 25 Jun 2009 13:37:44 GMT+1 tiredgardener Can George tell me how bed bugs get there in the first place, and how does one get rid of them? Thu 25 Jun 2009 12:11:06 GMT+1 bestavonlady I am in France. We love your programme. I have what seems to be Violet Ground Beetles. Between 1 and 5 every morning on the downstairs floor, either dying or dead. Don't know where they are coming from. Floor recently scrubbed, room recently decorated, no food around, ant/crawlie powder everywhere. How do I get rid of them please? Can they climb stairs? They appear to be flightless and only pic. I have is in tiny wildlife book. Thank you. Thu 25 Jun 2009 07:29:39 GMT+1 rugbyandfrenchcheese When i was a child i would often hear a very faint ticking sound,which would stop and then start again.On close inspection i discovered a very small sandy coloured beetle.and once in a friends house we captured one in a plastic cup the ticking it made was so loud my friend let it go.Both house's were quite old. Thu 25 Jun 2009 04:51:08 GMT+1 patty-ann For the last 4 or so weeks we have had a single dark brown/black beetle crawling slowly accross the carpet nearly every night. Its about half inch in length. Can you tell us what it is?Cheers Wed 24 Jun 2009 19:17:36 GMT+1 remarkableMarilyn What could be eating my carpet? There appears to be small (about 1/2 CM)white papery looking insects burrowed in the carpet where the pile has been eaten away. These insects do not move, they look dead and dry. How can I stop this happening? Thanks Wed 24 Jun 2009 19:02:30 GMT+1 dazzlingDebbieg please can you tell me how to get rid of tiny red ants that surround our house every year and come though the windows? they are tiny and red and turn to blood if you squash them. thank you ! Debbie from Monkton, Honiton in Devon Wed 24 Jun 2009 18:47:47 GMT+1 Hairsuit How do you get rid of an ant infestation we have to spread ant powder and use ant spray all over our front & back garden on a daily basis. Wed 24 Jun 2009 18:38:12 GMT+1 bamboozlah those bugs shown on tonights showhook book lice ? or something i think i have them how do i get rid of them Wed 24 Jun 2009 18:37:18 GMT+1 grandbugme Can you please tell me what attracts moths to clothing and what is the cheapest way to get rid of clothes moths. Thank you. Wed 24 Jun 2009 18:29:04 GMT+1 yellowSallywally Hi GeorgeWhen I have my window open and a fly flies in, why does it fly around the centre of my room in a square shape??Sally from Chichester Wed 24 Jun 2009 18:25:07 GMT+1 fabKayS Hi George, please please help me as I am scared to go into my loft.10 days ago I opened my loft hatch to be showered with dead bubble bees. I could hear loads of buzzing from within the loft and the bedroom below. Viewing from outside it would appear that bees are going in and out under tiles in my roof. It seems therefore that I have a rather large nest in my eaves. Obviously I do not want to kill them, but I do need to go into my loft but am scared to do so. What can I do? Wed 24 Jun 2009 13:52:38 GMT+1 BrokenLogic George, please, please help!For some years now we have been struggling with an infestation of spiders. We used to have a rabbit and purchased hay for it from a local farm. The spiders came in this hay and slowly worked their way from the garage to the house. They have infested everything, the kitchen cupboards, the bathroom, they are in my clothes in my wardrobe and even in my bed sometimes. They are making our lives a misery!They are so difficult to see which is another problem; very thin, small bodies with even thinner legs that you can barely make out and the young ones are almost invisible. You usually can only see them and their webs in you hold a torch at a certain angle. The webs being almost like hammocks with no particular pattern to them.It has got to the point that my mother is cleaning the house pretty much all day, every day to stop us getting over run, we've had to buy hand held vacuums to have on hand if we spot them and they still just won't go away!Here are a couple of macro shots. This one was only about 4cm at most but we have been getting bigger ones. type of spider are they? How can we get rid of them?Laura, Burnham, Bucks. Wed 24 Jun 2009 12:30:36 GMT+1 dibody While I have been signing on hundreds more of my infesting visitors have been penetrating my food store. They are like small clothes moths, but fly in a more fluttery way. They are always in the food storage area of the kitchen (despite airwick type fly deterrent and contant attacks by me)and wander into other parts of the house. If they can get into dry food containers eg ground almonds, flour, semolina they lay eggs (?) in long sticky strings. I have of coursse cleaned out and sprayed (I am beyond being green) all the cupboards but they must still be hatching somewhere. Please save my sanity! Wed 24 Jun 2009 11:53:59 GMT+1 Super-Becky-Lol How do you get rid of Carpet moths?? Wed 24 Jun 2009 11:42:48 GMT+1 Fortyniners In the last two weeks I have been bitten to death by something in the home. I think it is in the carpets and also the sofa (most bites at neck and hairline (not headlice) and on ankles). I think I have identified something small and black and possibly with wings and I have seen what look like very small midges flying (although these may not be connected).Any ideas on what they are and, more importantly, how I get rid of them? Wed 24 Jun 2009 09:05:12 GMT+1 itchydigits Dear GeorgeWhy is it that flys can manage to get in to your home via windows & open doors, but they can never find there way out unless there on my fly squater?Best wishesKeith from suffolk. Wed 24 Jun 2009 00:53:58 GMT+1 Vicki Is there any way to get rid of carpet beetles, without emptying your entire house and spraying the whole place with pesticide? Tue 23 Jun 2009 23:32:53 GMT+1 pooliefandan Hello GeorgeRe: tiny red spiders !!- Can you please help ! for 3-4 months during the summer my house and patio etc gets covered with tiny red spiders - thousands ! They seem to live in the brickwork of the house and especially come out when its sunny, they are about pin head size and very evident on the window sills and leave a little red stain when accidentaly sat on or squashed. There seems to be more every year and are now invading the house through open windows in the hot weather. I have trawled the internet for answers but suggestions like red mite and velvet mite do not seem to fit the bill as they have no interest in vegetation or soil.This seems to be the same tiny red spider issue as the posts numbered 20 & 44Can you please help to identify them and offer possible solutions to control them ?Many thanksDan, Crossgar, Co Down. Tue 23 Jun 2009 22:37:01 GMT+1 MandGBrothers Hi George,I have an infestation of bugs inside my hot dry caravan. They are black, up to 0.5mm long with a long thin body, 6 legs and a seperate head with long antennae. Any idea what they are and how I get rid of them.Thanks, Mike from Bicester. Tue 23 Jun 2009 21:39:34 GMT+1 sclarke5 Dear GeorgeI have a similar problem to 'thelovelymichlle'in comment No.11.We have a bee's nest inside the cavity wall of my home (this is the second year they have lived with us). Are they likley to be causing damage to the walls?I believe bees are protected and it was suggested that we wait until they 'vacate' after the summer then fill in the entrance hole in the hope they will not get in next year. Is this the best way to deal with them?Thank youSusan, Hamilton, South Lanarkshire Tue 23 Jun 2009 21:28:51 GMT+1 jan1c3 I am absolutely terrified of crane-flies or "Jenny-long-legs" and I don't know why. The very thought makes my skin crawl. JanRe 64 Bog Myrtle can be good it's a plant with a pretty strong smell. Tue 23 Jun 2009 21:05:20 GMT+1 Hammelton George, so sorry, I forgot to add our names...Its Noel and Rosemarie from Bromley in Kent. I have added one of the photos to the gallery for you to see.Kindest RegardsRose Tue 23 Jun 2009 20:11:04 GMT+1 Hammelton Hi George, We have a wasp nest in our garden shed. The wasps have made themselves comfortable on the cushions of my garden furniture whilst we have to sit on the hard-wood seats! The nest is in full view as the door opens and I have taken some fantastic close up pictures of it. I would like to send them in but need help in attaching the pics to this blog.How long is it likely to be there? Its a truly amazing thing but I am desperate to get rid of it as we are having a family BBQ for my daughter who is coming home for the weekend from her phase 1 Army Training. Please help us. Tue 23 Jun 2009 19:43:56 GMT+1 Rod Can show me the Millennium bug as i belive many people made a lot of money trying to Eradicate it about 10 years agoI think they must have Succeeded because i heard nothing about it sinceRod Newton Tue 23 Jun 2009 19:31:13 GMT+1 dancingrayner Hi there. I lived in Hawaii for many years which was cockroach city. We used Boric Acid which worked by getting on their feet and was taken back to their nests. It is highly toxic to creepy crawlies. It can be toxic also to children or pets so it is best to put it under or behind the fridge or microwave. It will take about a month for it to work. But you should clean them out, very effective. It lasts for years if you do not disturb the very fine layer of the powder. Good luck. Rayner Tue 23 Jun 2009 19:30:55 GMT+1 agordat Mike and Wendy from Bristolwe have many wingless female moths on our alder tree. They are 1cm long and black with yellow protuberences down each side of their body and 4 white ones in a square pattern behind the head.I would like to send you a photo but do not know how to include it on a blog Tue 23 Jun 2009 19:07:58 GMT+1 0ijsjes You spook over "cockroach"A remedie is:Thaek a 2 souser 1 with water and 1 with gibsthe "cockroach" likes gibs and then it drinks wather.just klein it and it helps. Tue 23 Jun 2009 18:58:58 GMT+1 chocolate dog What's the best way to deter the dreaded Scottish midge - in particular is there a reliable alternative to DEET as a repellent? The problem being that having already got several bites when mowing the lawn at the weekend, I don't want to use a DEET based repellent that is likely to further irritate my skin.... Tue 23 Jun 2009 18:49:52 GMT+1 i_amGregsta I had a bug in my garden today (23/06/09) and I have no clue what it was, so can someone help me please. It was slightly bigger than a flying ant both in length and width but it's body was bright turqouise almost metallic in the sunlight and it's abdomen was bright pink and I got a picture but not a very good one cause it wouldn't stay still. any help would be much apprechiated, thanks! Tue 23 Jun 2009 18:44:19 GMT+1 squidgysue In rural areas in Spain you will often see clear bags of water hanging outside houses and bars, to get rid of the flies. It seems to work, why?Sue, North Somerset Tue 23 Jun 2009 18:36:00 GMT+1 clairec536 i have an issue with slugs, the trials are on my kitchen work tops and sink !! how do i get rid of them, can they come up through the plug hole ??? Tue 23 Jun 2009 18:33:35 GMT+1 SuttonStardrop I have a wasps nest in a (unused) bird box. The nest is now being built outside the box. What should I do? Tue 23 Jun 2009 18:31:36 GMT+1 Tonymark2 How do I send a photo of an odd bug Tue 23 Jun 2009 18:28:39 GMT+1 getaroundtoit Years ago I put up bird box & never had a single bird in it but now it has been taken over by a colony of wasps how do I get rid of it as its only 3m from my front door Tue 23 Jun 2009 18:27:05 GMT+1 Ohohantonio My problem is not bugs, but slugs. We notice slug slick on all downstair floors and occasionally catch the culprit. Can you helpTony Bristol Tue 23 Jun 2009 17:48:46 GMT+1 MTMcKee What is this strange looking creature called? Tue 23 Jun 2009 17:27:23 GMT+1 angelagod for the past couple of years in the summer we have been getting these black beetle type bugs, about centemeter long, which only come out at night times, and when you try and move them they freeze as if they were dead.We wanted to know the name of this bug and if there's anything to worry about. They seem to be coming from floorboards in our upstairs bathroom which is being decorated, and usually end up in our bedroom or our daughters bedroom which is next door to the bathroom. We have also got alot of ivy on the outside of our house on the brickwork, which is where our bedroom is and our daughters is, so wasn't sure if this was the way they might be getting in. Many thanksAngela of Chelmsford Tue 23 Jun 2009 14:26:08 GMT+1 fanoftheoneshow Stephanie Manchester Please Please could you help with my ANT problem, wich we have had for 16 years yes 16 years,the worst of it is that my living room becomes out of bounds from say march onwards,the workers run all over any one in the room,then after a few months of that we start with the flyers, small and large they are absolutaly horrible, we have tried every type of poison there is, to NO effect, they are here again and it is driving me insane, they are inexcesable as they are under the fire boiler, in fact they arrived with the new fire boiler, because when the fire was fitted the gas men put an air brick in the wall and that is where they must have got in,short of having the whole boiler and fire removed, wich will cost thousands of pounds we are at a loss as to what to do, we would appreciate any help very very much Thank You Tue 23 Jun 2009 14:06:25 GMT+1 chere-amie I've just got back from a lovely trip to Dublin but the "guaranteed flying nightmare airline" Ryanair managed to overcharge me twice and attempted a third time upon boarding my return flight yesterday. Was is the best way to deal with the Irish disgrace and waste of airspace that Ryanair is, apart from never flying with them ever again? Clarisse from Oxford Tue 23 Jun 2009 14:04:39 GMT+1 nparker9264 Help!! We have carpet moths. They appeared last year and have damaged quite a few carpets in our house which is only 8 years old. How can we get rid of them? We are reluctant to use chemicals as we have 3 young children and we are having to vacuum constantly but don't seem to be winning. Tue 23 Jun 2009 12:59:33 GMT+1 Johnfrum A BBC hireling called GeorgeOn your problems each day would gorgeIf he failed when he triedHe committted insecticideAn original mould from the forge Tue 23 Jun 2009 11:17:43 GMT+1 jens_things Help needed with identifying teeny tiny bugs that appear in every room of house.I hadn't come across these bugs until a couple of years ago when I moved into a ex-council house. I stayed there a couple of years and then moved to another house but I think the bugs moved with me as they are in this house too.I have no idea what they are. They are between 1 and 2 mm in length and are a kind of cream colour. They are all one colour - nothing else distinguishing about them really. They move reasonably fast. They are definitatly bugs and not spiders.I don't like them though I don't think they are doing any damage (not that I've noticed anyway).They seem to live everywhere - in kitchen drawers, in the pantry, in the bathroom cabinet, in the bedroom. When I spot them I squish them but I would rather have a better way of getting rid of them for good Tue 23 Jun 2009 11:16:07 GMT+1 ajoannej How do you get rid of booklice. During the winter months they die off then in the warmer months they reapear in my bay window. Tue 23 Jun 2009 11:10:52 GMT+1