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I have a very similar problem with wasps nesting in my mailbox. This has made it rather difficult to get to my mail, and pay my bills on time. I would suggest staying away from traps as, while they will trap and kill a wasp, they do have a scented bait meant to draw wasps to the area. So your camera would still probably capture a fair amount of wasps on the ...


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Citronella candles set up around a perimeter are what we use when camping. If we are going somewhere exceptionally bug-ridden, we do sometimes use DEET - it is much more effective, but rather toxic. As long as you are spraying and then leaving the area, I'd go with DEET. I hadn't realised it would melt plastic (thanks @Liam) so be careful where you spray ...


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Could be two I'd guess: Labyrinth spider It's hard to completly identify but by the sound of the web shape and your description it is most likely a Labyrinth spider More info here At this time of the year, the funnel webs in our gardens are normally the work of Labyrinth spiders. Labyrinths are common, shy little critters, and being a dull ...


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Since the problem seems to be that the wasps enjoy nesting around your camera, I would suggest making it unattractive for them. For example, cover it with a kind of box or anything similar. Normally wasps and kind like cracks, corners and similar things to glue their nest to. If you present them with a smooth box they won´t find it attractive anymore. ...


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Common houseflies are attracted to decomposition of meat and sugar. People who find themselves the specific targets of flies often smell sweet to flies usually because they use some kind scented hygiene products. Diabetics in ketosis can also attract them in theory. To my knowledge, flies do not drink directly. Many insects have trouble drinking water ...


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If you ask civilians, you'll typically get responses along the lines of... "No way, there are dangerous chemicals!" "No way, it just doesn't work!" "No way, you'll smell like ass for weeks!" However, I (and many other military vets) can tell you that it does, in fact, work extremely well. Military men (and recently maybe women) have been using this ...


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Put out a small glass/bowl of apple cider vinegar and hang one of the sticky Victor fly ribbons over it. You will have a steady collection of the invaders to dispose of. You could make a car safe version if you cut flaps near the top of an empty water bottle and put a fly ribbon inside. You could put a small sponge in the bottom with the apple cider ...


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Because I appear to be a midge's favourite food, I have tried many ways to repel them, with varying success, but the single best solution for you, if you can cope with having flies near but not touching you, is the midge suit and hat. Examples below: This suit from treemeadow.co.uk And this hat from Gillaroo.co.uk They stop flies, midges, mosquitos ...


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Forget the DEET. That's for mosquitoes, and it's not a repellent, but rather it interferes with their sense of smell so since they can't smell you (food) they don't bother you. It's also toxic. Citronella is not a repellent of any kind. Smoke from Citronella candles is a repellent (downwind from the candle). Smoke from ANY candle is the same repellent. ...


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I'm allergic to wasp/bee stings so this is a question I've been pondering for a long time, what works for me is slicing a lemon in half and putting a few cloves in there. Put it near the camera and the wasps wont go near it. It has a fairly penetrating and unpleasant odor.


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I recommend to go first to a therapist, particularly one specializing in anxiety disorders, preferably one that is familiar with and uses exposure therapy. I know you've already mentioned you are not a fan of "immersion techniques", but professional therapists have a bit more refined skill than what you've probably experienced so far, plus, they can diagnose ...



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