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Subject: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/02/04 at 5:20 pm

I think that if you clean more often espcially where the bugs can linger,you wouldn't have any problems. Like, for the past couple of years,I've been having wasps almost every day during the late Spring and Summer come thru my windows and I don't even know how the hell they even got in there ??? :o But,they were about the size of my thumb,WOW! :o and last night there was a running cockroach in our bathroom and a few ants that my mother had cleaned up on the carpet,the other night.Well,I've been trying to clean my room more often and now I hardly even see those wasps anymore.;D

Tell what bugs you? ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 05/03/04 at 7:27 am

Howard, my wife goes apesh*t every time she sees a cockroach, and pursues it to the end of the earth to clobber it !

All the time with my words ringing in her ears "For every one you see, there are dozens you don't"  ;D  Goes down real well  ::) :o

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Bobby on 05/03/04 at 7:33 am


Howard, my wife goes apesh*t every time she sees a cockroach, and pursues it to the end of the earth to clobber it !

All the time with my words ringing in her ears "For every one you see, there are dozens you don't"  ;D  Goes down real well  ::) :o


Lol. Sometimes it's best not to know.

For wasp problems, Howard, My grandad used to keep an open jar of jam/marmalade outside in the garden. The wasps will head towards that instead of your house. Unfortunately they will come to a 'sticky' end because they can't get out again but it works a treat.

Cockroaches I have no idea about. Smack 'em with a rolling pin or something . . .  :)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: NullandVoid on 05/03/04 at 3:25 pm

New York Roaches are the most relentless things on the earth! The only thing we can do is clean, spray some RAID and pray for a miracle.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/03/04 at 4:52 pm


New York Roaches are the most relentless things on the earth! The only thing we can do is clean, spray some RAID and pray for a miracle.


I hear that in a pinch, you can saddle up those NYC cock roaches and ride them to work!

;D

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/04 at 9:13 pm



Howard, my wife goes apesh*t every time she sees a cockroach, and pursues it to the end of the earth to clobber it !

All the time with my words ringing in her ears "For every one you see, there are dozens you don't"  ;D  Goes down real well  ::) :o


Lol. Sometimes it's best not to know.

For wasp problems, Howard, My grandad used to keep an open jar of jam/marmalade outside in the garden. The wasps will head towards that instead of your house. Unfortunately they will come to a 'sticky' end because they can't get out again but it works a treat.

Cockroaches I have no idea about. Smack 'em with a rolling pin or something . . .  :)


For me,I used a half a can of RAID and when I saw the cockroach in my bathroom,I sprayed it real good till it squirmed and I threw it down the toilet! :P Good riddance!


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/03/04 at 9:15 pm


New York Roaches are the most relentless things on the earth! The only thing we can do is clean, spray some RAID and pray for a miracle.



They don't fly in my room anymore,hopefully  :P

(Maybe I shouldn't speak,they might show up) :o


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: AssKicker on 05/04/04 at 2:22 pm

I suppose it depends on HOW clean you keep things. If you keep things super-clean (ie cleaning everything with disinfectant twice a day or something), it will help to get rid of bugs since there are no pieces of food or fungus for them to eat.
However, it can lead to other problems. My aunt kept her house spotlessly clean and scrubbed with disinfectant and every cleaning product under the sun and her kids developed asthma and a plethora of allergies.
My parents kept a cat and cleaned things about as often as they always did (fairly frequently but not obsessively often- they didn't have time with two screaming kids around! ;)) and I used to eat worms and things from the garden before I knew what they were!
My sister and I ended up fine. No asthma, no allergies to anything. (although I do have an allergy to certain colouring chemicals, as does my mother, so it could be inherited.)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/04/04 at 4:16 pm

I wonder if bugs keep their premises clean.  ???  Seems to me that a "good bug" would want to live in a dirty bug house.

I mean, wouldn't a bug who keeps his place clean be considered antisocial by the other bugs ?

;D

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/04/04 at 4:19 pm



For me,I used a half a can of RAID and when I saw the cockroach in my bathroom,I sprayed it real good till it squirmed and I threw it down the toilet! :P Good riddance!

Howard


A whole HALF A CAN OF RAID to off one bug?  :o

Geez. You're not supposed to DROWN the bug !  Raid is for CHEMICAL warfare.

;D

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/04/04 at 9:37 pm




A whole HALF A CAN OF RAID to off one bug?  :o

Geez. You're not supposed to DROWN the bug !  Raid is for CHEMICAL warfare.

;D



I wanted this Cockroach to die a thousand deaths! It deserved it! :P


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/04/04 at 9:38 pm


I suppose it depends on HOW clean you keep things. If you keep things super-clean (ie cleaning everything with disinfectant twice a day or something), it will help to get rid of bugs since there are no pieces of food or fungus for them to eat.
However, it can lead to other problems. My aunt kept her house spotlessly clean and scrubbed with disinfectant and every cleaning product under the sun and her kids developed asthma and a plethora of allergies.
My parents kept a cat and cleaned things about as often as they always did (fairly frequently but not obsessively often- they didn't have time with two screaming kids around! ;)) and I used to eat worms and things from the garden before I knew what they were!
My sister and I ended up fine. No asthma, no allergies to anything. (although I do have an allergy to certain colouring chemicals, as does my mother, so it could be inherited.)



I think dusting and vacuuming has to do with that as well. ;D


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/11/04 at 9:32 pm

Last year,after the rainfall Our kitchen had fruitflies and ants. :P What could possibly have happened for them to come inside our house? :o ???



Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Meltd0wn on 05/11/04 at 10:09 pm

Bugs are the most prominent collection of creatures on land.

keeping everything clean does help alot in keeping them out of sight, mainly because they have nothing to go out searching for.

but unless you have a way of Cleaning under floor boards, inside walls, throughout the attic and/or basement. also anything close or connected to the house including sheds, garages, woodpiles, dog houses, etc, bugs are going to be near by.

My philosiphy is IF I see it, I get to kill it. but if I cant see it, then it can live. LOL

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Fred on 05/12/04 at 12:40 am

Also Howard, be sure to vacuum your bed too, because dust mites are a reality.


*Mischeviously laughes at everybody knowing Canada doesn't have cockroaches*  ;D
I've never actually seen a real cockroach. Allthough have heard it can survive for ten days without its head.  :o

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/12/04 at 8:54 pm


Also Howard, be sure to vacuum your bed too, because dust mites are a reality.


*Mischeviously laughes at everybody knowing Canada doesn't have cockroaches*  ;D
I've never actually seen a real cockroach. Allthough have heard it can survive for ten days without its head.  :o



Last week,I vacuumed my bed but when do you have to do it? ???



Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/12/04 at 8:57 pm




Not necessarily anything.  Fruit flies are attracted by food, usually fruit or anything sweet so in the summer months, make sure to wipe up any spills, put dirty dishes in the dishwasher (or wash them) and don't leave any fruit out.  Ants are just annoying.  There's not much you can do other than ant traps and stuff.  In our old house, we had a huge tree with branches hanging over our roof.  The ants would fall out of the tree, then just come into our house.  I had someone come in and spray for them 4 times in the 3 years we lived there, but nothing got rid of those suckers.

Our house in inundated with those darned Asian lady beetles.  You know, the ones that look like anemic lady bugs.  You can't crush them because if you do, they stink to high heaven and you have to watch out because they bite.  I'm supposed to have someone come out to spray for them this week.  Hopefully, that'll get rid of them.



Last summer was terrible.We had to stomp on ants like crazy during the wet Summer Months! Now,My father might call an exterminator this time! :P


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Bobby on 05/13/04 at 4:55 am

We have just had an infestation of ants as well. We've put the powder down though, there's no escape.  :)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/13/04 at 6:22 pm



*Mischeviously laughes at everybody knowing Canada doesn't have cockroaches*  ;D
I've never actually seen a real cockroach. Allthough have heard it can survive for ten days without its head.  :o


What Canada lacks in cockroaches, it more than makes up for in mosquitos !  :D

I once canoed from Lake Superior to James Bay (Missinaibi River trip) and darn near got eaten alive !  :(

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/13/04 at 9:45 pm

I think we have wood ants.We might have to call an exterminator or something. >:(


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Fred on 05/14/04 at 1:52 am




What Canada lacks in cockroaches, it more than makes up for in mosquitos !  :D

I once canoed from Lake Superior to James Bay (Missinaibi River trip) and darn near got eaten alive !  :(

That's true, every summer I have to net all the food over the barbeque so they don't get at it.  :(

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Fred on 05/14/04 at 1:52 am





Last week,I vacuumed my bed but when do you have to do it? ???



Howard

Whenever you vacuum your room you should do it.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: zac on 05/14/04 at 3:20 am


Last year,after the rainfall Our kitchen had fruitflies and ants. :P What could possibly have happened for them to come inside our house? :o ???



Howard
  Me guesses it could be hunger.  :o

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 05/14/04 at 4:30 am


We have just had an infestation of ants as well. We've put the powder down though, there's no escape.  :)


We haven't had what you would call an infestation exactly; just one or two ants every day.  They are in the lounge and the kitchen. 

I haven't spotted where they are getting in so haven't put any powder down yet.  Having a 2 year old and a 5 year old, neither of whom have learnt not to put fingers in mouths, means I am reluctant to just randomly treat everywhere.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Bobby on 05/14/04 at 5:11 am


We haven't had what you would call an infestation exactly; just one or two ants every day.  They are in the lounge and the kitchen. 

I haven't spotted where they are getting in so haven't put any powder down yet.  Having a 2 year old and a 5 year old, neither of whom have learnt not to put fingers in mouths, means I am reluctant to just randomly treat everywhere.


I don't blame you, Karen. It must be cool having kids that age. My girlfriend's neice and nephew are around that age gap and they do funny stuff and make me laugh. They don't half cause chaos around the house though. Many a time we are scrubbing walls and hoovering carpets after they've done their damage.  :-\\  :)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 05/14/04 at 5:49 am




They don't half cause chaos around the house though. Many a time we are scrubbing walls and hoovering carpets after they've done their damage.  :-\\  :)


I'd go with you on this one Bobby.  My son (the 2 year old) generally needs a decoat after meals, particularly if he's had yoghurt.  Last week he had some cherry tomatoes and grabbed one before I could cut it in half for him.  The seeds sprayed almost up to the ceiling as he bit into it!  :)  Unfortunately I had the job of washing the wall down afterwards.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: LyricBoy on 05/14/04 at 7:34 am


I think we have wood ants.We might have to call an exterminator or something. >:(


Howard


Singer Patti Smith said it best in the 1970's:

Come on now
Try and understand
The way I feel
About the Orkin Man..."


She must have had some NASTY bugs to be singing about the exterminator.  :)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/14/04 at 5:37 pm




If they're big and black and you are finding "sawdust" under wooden areas, then they are carpenter ants.  The ones at our old house actually ate a couple of small holes through the roof :o



They're tiny thingies.My father guesses it might be from a dirthole where ants live right outside our house. ???


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/14/04 at 5:39 pm



Whenever you vacuum your room you should do it.



I cleaned my linens.blanket,pillow cases,and bed sheets.I also vacummed my bed. :)


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/14/04 at 5:40 pm



  Me guesses it could be hunger.   :o


Hopefully,they won't come around just like last August. :P


Howard

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/02/05 at 12:40 am

Hey Howard..


are you having any bug problems this summer?  My parents have these HUGE ants that are everywhere...but thankfully, we don't have any at our house!



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: TC1970 on 07/02/05 at 6:19 am

If I found a roach in my house I would freak!!  :o  Where there is one you can bet there are thousands.

I have a problem with bees and wasps here. I keep Raid handy and spray them like mad when I come across one.  I hate earwigs too. Nasty things!

I think for the most part bugs don't care if you house is clean or messy. The best defense is to keep any food put away.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/02/05 at 2:54 pm


Hey Howard..


are you having any bug problems this summer?  My parents have these HUGE ants that are everywhere...but thankfully, we don't have any at our house!



Erin :)



I saw an ant crawling on my bed a few weeks ago but I hope that's the end of the bugs.I'm tired of swatting yellowjackets in my room. >:(

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Bobby on 07/02/05 at 2:56 pm

Ants in my kitchen.  :-\\

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/02/05 at 3:03 pm

I think when there's a rainstorm most ants come in through the cracks of the house. :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/02/05 at 4:03 pm

I hate ants...especially those extra large ones! YUCK!



Erin :)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/15/05 at 4:18 pm

I saw a big wasp in my brother's room today so I took a vacuum and sucked it right up.Hopefully,the pest died :o  :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: jiminy on 07/15/05 at 4:31 pm


I saw a big wasp in my brother's room today so I took a vacuum and sucked it right up.Hopefully,the pest died :o  :P

that's your story and you're sticking to it ;)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Alchoholica on 07/15/05 at 4:32 pm

We had some Mexican Flying Roaches here recently, this was pretty.. neat i guess.

Evidently some moron bought some up here as a pet and of course they escaped and of course bred like... well roaches.

They're big, and roachy, and they fly.

I left the big one dead down in the basement as a warning to the others  ;D

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: jiminy on 07/15/05 at 4:35 pm


We had some Mexican Flying Roaches here recently, this was pretty.. neat i guess.

Evidently some moron bought some up here as a pet and of course they escaped and of course bred like... well roaches.

They're big, and roachy, and they fly.

I left the big one dead down in the basement as a warning to the others  ;D

you ever have crotch crickets?  ;D

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Alchoholica on 07/15/05 at 5:58 pm


you ever have crotch crickets?  ;D


;D We'd call em Groin Goblins

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/16/05 at 12:19 pm


Cockroaches I have no idea about. Smack 'em with a rolling pin or something . . .  :)


God, no!  Then you'd never want to make pastry again!!!  :o

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/16/05 at 5:28 pm


that's your story and you're sticking to it ;)


What's that picture supposed to represent? ::)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/16/05 at 5:29 pm

I hope my room doesn't get any yellowjackets this year.I hate those things. :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/16/06 at 7:16 am

I'm hoping I don't get any bugs in my room this year.Bugs just love the hot weather including the swarm of yellowjackets and bees that fly around our plants during the hot summer months.We also have the cicadas during the day and crickets during the evening hours. 

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/06 at 7:45 am

Depends on the bugs and the heat of the weather.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: imadick on 07/16/06 at 7:58 am

Maybe

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Dominic L. on 07/16/06 at 9:19 am

this thread was bumped one year after the last post.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/16/06 at 9:20 am


this thread was bumped one year after the last post.
so how many bugs have been cleared since?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 07/16/06 at 10:34 am

last year we had these horrible ants in the house, in the summertime. But thankfully (knock on wood)...this year I haven't seen any!!

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: La Roche on 07/16/06 at 10:36 am

I had a great time the other day.

I went outside and saw hundreds of ants all over the paving slabs.

I spent an hour prying up 2 slabs and found a HUGE ant colony underneath.

Needless to say, I boiled some water and got some raid and had myself a fun morning.

"I Love the smell of Raid in the morning."

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Paul on 07/16/06 at 12:07 pm

I'm having a bit of an ant population explosion in my garden at present...

However, I won't get busy with the kettle...as long as they stay away from the house...

They don't actually do any sort of harm at all...

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/16/06 at 12:41 pm


I'm having a bit of an ant population explosion in my garden at present...


Every so often one of my kids will come running into the house saying that they stepped in a red ant nest...

Those things are horrible, and the bites stay around for a long time!  :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Paul on 07/16/06 at 12:43 pm


Every so often one of my kids will come running into the house saying that they stepped in a red ant nest...

Those things are horrible, and the bites stay around for a long time!  :P


Nasty!

I don't think I've ever come across anything as exotic as those in my back yard (probably no bad thing, by the sounds of it!)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/16/06 at 12:47 pm


Nasty!

I don't think I've ever come across anything as exotic as those in my back yard (probably no bad thing, by the sounds of it!)


Oh, they hurt like hell!  :o

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: lorac61469 on 07/16/06 at 12:57 pm


Oh, they hurt like hell!  :o
'

Are those the same as fire ants?

A couple of years ago on our way to Georgia my daughter got car sick, so my husband pulled over to the side of the road.  He got out and went to her side of the car and apparently stepped on a fire ant hill, in a matter of seconds they were all over his feet bitting him like crazy.  I've never seen that before. 

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Paul on 07/16/06 at 1:00 pm

Wow!  :o

Some vicious little blighters over your way, ladies...

Ours just sort-of scamper along and, er...that's it!

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: 80s_cheerleader on 07/17/06 at 7:31 am


'

Are those the same as fire ants?

A couple of years ago on our way to Georgia my daughter got car sick, so my husband pulled over to the side of the road.  He got out and went to her side of the car and apparently stepped on a fire ant hill, in a matter of seconds they were all over his feet bitting him like crazy.  I've never seen that before. 
When I was going to school in Texas, my roommate and I lived on the ground floor and had a fire ant nest right outside our window.....of course, we didn't find this out until they decided that they'd like to sleep in our beds and weren't too pleased that we also decided to sleep in them that night......I ended up at the doctor with over 400 bites on my arms/legs alone :o

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/17/06 at 11:58 am


'

Are those the same as fire ants?

A couple of years ago on our way to Georgia my daughter got car sick, so my husband pulled over to the side of the road.  He got out and went to her side of the car and apparently stepped on a fire ant hill, in a matter of seconds they were all over his feet bitting him like crazy.  I've never seen that before. 


Yes, that's them!  :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/17/06 at 11:59 am


When I was going to school in Texas, my roommate and I lived on the ground floor and had a fire ant nest right outside our window.....of course, we didn't find this out until they decided that they'd like to sleep in our beds and weren't too pleased that we also decided to sleep in them that night......I ended up at the doctor with over 400 bites on my arms/legs alone :o


Eek!  Poor you!!  :o :(

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/17/06 at 5:18 pm


this thread was bumped one year after the last post.



I was the one who did it

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/17/06 at 5:21 pm

Even with clean bedsheets, you can still have bed bugs.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/17/06 at 5:53 pm


Even with clean bedsheets, you can still have bed bugs.



Always vaccuum

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/18/06 at 4:03 am



Always vaccuum
I have known that to done!

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 07/18/06 at 6:08 am

We realised last night that the wood shavings in the doorway to the study weren't where the youngsters had spilt the rubbish from the pencil sharpener but actually ants nest residue.  Had to get the vacuum cleaner out and then put loads of powder down.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/18/06 at 1:53 pm


We realised last night that the wood shavings in the doorway to the study weren't where the youngsters had spilt the rubbish from the pencil sharpener but actually ants nest residue.  Had to get the vacuum cleaner out and then put loads of powder down.


Wood shavings?

I just hope they weren't termites!  :o

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Marian on 07/18/06 at 2:52 pm



I wanted this Cockroach to die a thousand deaths! It deserved it! :P


Howard
are any cats available?I heard they're fascinated by them.roaches are supposed to make a high pitched sound audible to them.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/18/06 at 5:20 pm


so how many bugs have been cleared since?



None except 1 or 2 tiny ants but nothing strange yet

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 07/19/06 at 3:44 am


Wood shavings?

I just hope they weren't termites!  :o


definitely just ants.  I don't think we have termites in the UK

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/06 at 7:11 am

This hot weather will bring out the bugs!

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 07/19/06 at 7:37 am


This hot weather will bring out the bugs!


We were eating outside yesterday evening and were plagued by flies.  v annoying

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/06 at 8:11 am


We were eating outside yesterday evening and were plagued by flies.  v annoying
Did you see many ants, or were they flying ants?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 07/19/06 at 11:16 am


Did you see many ants, or were they flying ants?


we had some ants crawling around the table as well.  The flies were definitely flies, big blue bottles

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/19/06 at 11:18 am


we had some ants crawling around the table as well.  The flies were definitely flies, big blue bottles
With no flyspray to hand?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/19/06 at 5:08 pm


This hot weather will bring out the bugs!



Oh definitely.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/06 at 5:28 am



Oh definitely.
The wasp season starts very soon

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 07/21/06 at 5:28 am

but apparently not many bees will be around this year

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/06 at 5:30 am


but apparently not many bees will be around this year
With some species almost extinct.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 07/21/06 at 5:32 am

Perhaps.  Newsround didn't go into that much detail!

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/06 at 5:34 am


Perhaps.  Newsround didn't go into that much detail!
There must be a report on the BBC News Online

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 07/21/06 at 5:36 am


There must be a report on the BBC News Online


Bee story

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 07/21/06 at 5:38 am


Bee story
A long report, too mnay words to read on a hot.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 07/21/06 at 3:44 pm

Ants have been crawling in our house from all that heavy rain we've been having lately.My Father uses bug spray to spray the outside of the house so they don't show up.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/08 at 7:02 am

With the household being clean, it makes the bugs clean too.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/12/08 at 7:40 am


With the household being clean, it makes the bugs clean too.



But they might come back.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/12/08 at 8:32 am



But they might come back.
You are right there, for down deep in the cracks of the floorboards the insect eggs (larvi) remain, waiting for a hot day, and then!

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/13/08 at 7:22 am


You are right there, for down deep in the cracks of the floorboards the insect eggs (larvi) remain, waiting for a hot day, and then!



and then the wasps come flying in my room during the summer.  >:(

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/08 at 12:05 pm



and then the wasps come flying in my room during the summer.  >:(
...from a nest in the attic?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Badfinger-fan on 04/13/08 at 12:44 pm

the title of this thread started by Howard made me cringe  :-[

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/13/08 at 1:07 pm


the title of this thread started by Howard made me cringe  :-[
Should the title of this topic be changed?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/14/08 at 4:13 pm


the title of this thread started by Howard made me cringe  :-[


I'm sorry you feel that way,Mike. :(

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/14/08 at 5:50 pm


I'm sorry you feel that way,Mike. :(
Are the bugs worse where has is?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/15/08 at 7:30 am


Are the bugs worse where has is?


only during the summer. ::)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/15/08 at 7:53 am


only during the summer. ::)
All over in the summer.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/15/08 at 7:32 pm


All over in the summer.


especially when they come through my window,one time last year I had 2 wasps I tried to catch and I did it and was flushed down the toilet after it was sucked through a vacuum cleaner. :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/15/08 at 7:47 pm

Clean hair is a more desired environment for lice than dirty hair.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/08 at 2:53 am


Clean hair is a more desired environment for lice than dirty hair.
A clean fresh place to lay the eggs.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/16/08 at 7:24 am


A clean fresh place to lay the eggs.



Not on my head?!?!  :o

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/16/08 at 8:13 am



Not on my head?!?!  :o
If you have clean hair and it is always combed then you will not have problems

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/16/08 at 8:15 am


If you have clean hair and it is always combed then you will not have problems



I always comb my hair so I shouldn't have problems.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Dominic L. on 04/18/08 at 10:04 pm


If you have clean hair and it is always combed then you will not have problems


Nah, I think it's more likely if you're clean.

Also, the eggs stick pretty well, and you have to pick them out individually (my sister has had lice twice...)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Dagwood on 04/18/08 at 10:31 pm



I always comb my hair so I shouldn't have problems.


Clean or dirty doesn't matter to lice.  They are awful.  You have to pick off all the eggs, like Meat said.  Makes me itch to think of it.  Best way to avoid them is don't use other people's combs or put on their hats. 

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/08 at 2:29 am


Clean or dirty doesn't matter to lice.  They are awful.  You have to pick off all the eggs, like Meat said.  Makes me itch to think of it.  Best way to avoid them is don't use other people's combs or put on their hats. 
Nit picking?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Gis on 04/19/08 at 4:29 am


Clean or dirty doesn't matter to lice.  They are awful.  You have to pick off all the eggs, like Meat said.  Makes me itch to think of it.  Best way to avoid them is don't use other people's combs or put on their hats. 
Dye your hair! Nits hate hair dye. My sister in law is a hairdresser and in all her years she has never seen a nit on dyed hair, something to do with them not being able to attach to the hair shaft because of the dye apparently.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/08 at 5:22 am


Dye your hair! Nits hate hair dye. My sister in law is a hairdresser and in all her years she has never seen a nit on dyed hair, something to do with them not being able to attach to the hair shaft because of the dye apparently.
...hence a the purple rinse?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/19/08 at 6:57 am


Clean or dirty doesn't matter to lice.  They are awful.  You have to pick off all the eggs, like Meat said.  Makes me itch to think of it.  Best way to avoid them is don't use other people's combs or put on their hats. 


That's why I use my OWN comb and my OWN hat. ;)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/08 at 7:03 am


That's why I use my OWN comb and my OWN hat. ;)
You have to keep your hat on?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/19/08 at 7:20 am


You have to keep your hat on?


always, especially in the sun.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/19/08 at 7:21 am


always, especially in the sun.
...or the rain

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/19/08 at 7:22 am


...or the rain


I'd wear a raincoat.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Gis on 04/20/08 at 9:30 am


...hence a the purple rinse?
Those old dears know more than they let on!  ;D

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/08 at 9:39 am


Those old dears know more than they let on!  ;D
...even Quentin Crisp?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Dagwood on 04/20/08 at 1:17 pm


Dye your hair! Nits hate hair dye. My sister in law is a hairdresser and in all her years she has never seen a nit on dyed hair, something to do with them not being able to attach to the hair shaft because of the dye apparently.


I am dyed. 

Another thing I heard is they avoid tea tree oil.  Mix some in with your shampoo and that should prevent them.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/08 at 1:18 pm


I am dyed. 

Another thing I heard is they avoid tea tree oil.  Mix some in with your shampoo and that should prevent them.
Does drinking tea help?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Dagwood on 04/20/08 at 1:19 pm

Don't know.  I drink tea and don't have lice so maybe. ;)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/20/08 at 1:31 pm


Don't know.  I drink tea and don't have lice so maybe. ;)
The same here!

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Gis on 04/21/08 at 12:20 pm

Me three! Maybe we've found the secret................

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/08 at 12:33 pm


Me three! Maybe we've found the secret................
...even the aroma of tea may cause the bugs to stay clear?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 04/21/08 at 12:36 pm

I drink tea and I did get lice once.  There was a child in Elizabeth's group at nursery who kept getting them and giving them to everyone else.  I treated her three or four times for them and I got them once.

The tea tree oil shampoo works seems to prevent them.  Hedrin is good at getting rid of them.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/21/08 at 3:40 pm

I hate when every hot summer,wasps enter my room via window and I wind up using bug spray to kill them. :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/08 at 3:43 pm


I hate when every hot summer,wasps enter my room via window and I wind up using bug spray to kill them. :P
close the window.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/21/08 at 4:04 pm


close the window.


I do but they come in anyway.  ::)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/21/08 at 4:57 pm


I do but they come in anyway.  ::)
Through the front door?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/22/08 at 6:21 am


Through the front door?


in my window.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/08 at 6:34 am


in my window.
Do net curtains at the window, for that will stop anything flying in.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/22/08 at 12:04 pm


Do net curtains at the window, for that will stop anything flying in.


I haven't thought of that yet.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/08 at 12:13 pm


I haven't thought of that yet.
The window can be open, the breeze still flows through, there you are!

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/22/08 at 1:38 pm


The window can be open, the breeze still flows through, there you are!


I should always close my window.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/22/08 at 3:03 pm


I should always close my window.
Purchase an electric fan?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/22/08 at 10:20 pm


Purchase an electric fan?


I have one somewhere.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/08 at 5:53 am


I have one somewhere.
...you had it last summer?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/23/08 at 6:08 am


...you had it last summer?


Yes and it was very hot that day.  :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/08 at 6:10 am


Yes and it was very hot that day.  :P
...only one hot day last summer?

The same over here too.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/23/08 at 6:11 am


...only one hot day last summer?

The same over here too.


August was pretty hot.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/23/08 at 6:26 am


August was pretty hot.
Hot and wet, which makes less insects fly around.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/23/08 at 4:07 pm


Hot and wet, which makes less insects fly around.



But more to come into my house such as ants. :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/08 at 8:10 am



But more to come into my house such as ants. :P
Those ants could be based within the bounds of your house, and it is the heat that brings them out.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/08 at 12:55 pm


Those ants could be based within the bounds of your house, and it is the heat that brings them out.


and that's why they come into my house.  ::)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/08 at 12:56 pm


and that's why they come into my house.  ::)
The ants are already there, under the floorboards, etc.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/08 at 1:17 pm


The ants are already there, under the floorboards, etc.


then I wind up having to squash them and throw them into the toilet.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/08 at 1:20 pm


then I wind up having to squash them and throw them into the toilet.
Just lead a trail of honey and the ants will follow it anywhere.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/24/08 at 1:27 pm


Just lead a trail of honey and the ants will follow it anywhere.


But not in my house,maybe outside.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/24/08 at 3:33 pm


But not in my house,maybe outside.
...and they have found a way in?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/25/08 at 7:05 am


...and they have found a way in?


Bug Spray.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/26/08 at 4:16 pm


Bug Spray.
Starve them out?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/27/08 at 6:01 am


Starve them out?



With food?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/27/08 at 6:35 am



With food?
...without food.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/27/08 at 5:03 pm


...without food.


But food attracts them.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/08 at 3:16 am


But food attracts them.
If there is no food available, then the bugs will go somewhere else.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/28/08 at 6:07 am


If there is no food available, then the bugs will go somewhere else.


under my bed.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/28/08 at 8:27 am


under my bed.
No crumbs there then?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/28/08 at 3:19 pm


No crumbs there then?



No,no crumbs.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/08 at 4:40 am



No,no crumbs.
Proving the place is clean.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/29/08 at 6:48 am


Proving the place is clean.


and I vacuumed the other day.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/08 at 7:09 am


and I vacuumed the other day.
Which other day?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/29/08 at 7:34 am


Which other day?


I think it was last week.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/29/08 at 1:26 pm


I think it was last week.
Time to vacuum again?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/30/08 at 7:11 am


Time to vacuum again?


tomorrow.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 04/30/08 at 8:42 am


tomorrow.
Will it take long?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 04/30/08 at 10:24 pm


Will it take long?


Just a couple of minutes.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/08 at 2:44 am


Just a couple of minutes.
A small room, with lots of bugs?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/01/08 at 3:47 pm


A small room, with lots of bugs?


No bugs just dirt.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/01/08 at 4:12 pm


No bugs just dirt.
dirt = dust ?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Shacks Train on 05/21/08 at 1:11 am

notes on "Roaches" if your in an apartment !!!
Caulk all base boards with "Mono" they hate this & won't try to chew trough it!
Seal off your kitchen vent with the Mono & drop "Boric Acid" around your doors(entrance/balcony)
If your in a house you can use an "oxygen Bomb" , but Plan to go some where else for 48 hours!
Winter has an advantage against them as they might survive radiation , but have No Defence against cold!
So if you can shut off your water & bleed the water pipes...you just shut off the heat - Crack a window-s & go away for a week.No Pesticides involved!.If using any kind of pesticides beware of pets! especially cats!
Their resilient as they can become accustom to the same poison!
If you clean like a bugger it won't make a diff as once you have them they like to stay put!.Its their home now & you are the invader!Cockroaches can eat electrical wire plastic & many things we wouldn't concider food!
http://ezinearticles.com/?How-to-Get-Rid-of-Cockroaches&id=909626
If all else fails.Burn Down The House! ;D

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/21/08 at 6:34 am

I'm sure it does,unless you use a powerful bug spray.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/08 at 9:55 am


I'm sure it does,unless you use a powerful bug spray.
How powerful?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/22/08 at 2:53 pm


How powerful?


enough to really kill those motherfudgers! >:( :P

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/22/08 at 4:58 pm


enough to really kill those motherfudgers! >:( :P
If not dead, they can crawl out?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/23/08 at 6:30 am


If not dead, they can crawl out?


Yes they could.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/23/08 at 1:42 pm


Yes they could.
...and you have to start all over again.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/24/08 at 6:51 am


...and you have to start all over again.


and that's what I hate about cleaning. ::)

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/25/08 at 7:30 am


and that's what I hate about cleaning. ::)
...but it still has to be done?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 05/26/08 at 6:00 am


...but it still has to be done?


Yes Of Course.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Philip Eno on 05/27/08 at 11:54 am


Yes Of Course.
Regularly!

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 11/28/13 at 7:47 am

Yes It does and if you vacuum more often you would have less of it.

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: amjikloviet on 11/29/13 at 6:13 pm

Oh eww...I really detest cockroaches. I'm so thankful I live in place without any bugs. But yes, cleanliness does help to keep them away, especially cockroaches. It's a good idea to make sure there are no food crumbs anywhere, and no trash or garbage. 

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 11/30/13 at 4:36 pm

Just last week I saw a small spider downstairs in my basement and then later on I saw the same spider, it was in my kitchen.  :o

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: karen on 12/01/13 at 10:39 am


Just last week I saw a small spider downstairs in my basement and then later on I saw the same spider, it was in my kitchen.  :o


Did it have a tattoo or something?

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Dagwood on 12/01/13 at 2:50 pm


Did it have a tattoo or something?


;D

Maybe it introduced itself to Howard. :D

Subject: Re: Does cleanliness lead to less bugs?

Written By: Howard on 12/01/13 at 4:42 pm


Did it have a tattoo or something?


How the hell did it crawl from downstairs to the upstairs, I'll never know.  ;D

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