Use a long-lasting herbicide like Airmax (r), WipeOut (tm), or Sonar (tm) A.S. For the whole season, one treatment eliminates coontail and many other common pond weeds. Use a broad-spectrum contact herbicide, such as Ultra PondWeed Defense (r), to kill coontail rapidly. These products are available locally.
Coontail is an invasive species that can take over ponds and lakes if not controlled. It can be controlled by spraying its habitat with a herbicide that has been approved for use in waters bodies. The best time to apply a herbicide is before coontail seeds germinate and during early growth stages of the plants. Wait at least 30 days after applying herbicide before recreating your pond or lake. Do not allow children to play in areas where herbicides have been applied; they should be kept out of reach of animals.
Herbicides destroy both growing and mature plants of coontail. They do not damage fish or other aquatic organisms. However, if you intend to return your pond or lake to a natural state, remove all coontail plants before doing so (this includes seeds that may have blown into the water).
The main thing to remember when using a herbicide is to make sure you are killing only coontail and not other plants. If you miss any spots, then these plants will continue to grow and dominate the ecosystem, threatening the survival of other species.
To kill flies without using a swatter or harsh chemicals, poison the fly with a can of household air freshener. The chemical in these products is called paradichlorobenzene, or PDI for short. It's been linked to cancer in animals studies, but it's also banned in many countries. It's odorless and harmless when dry, so it won't show up on your home inspection.
Flies like sweet smells. They come together looking for food or water, which makes them easy to trap. To do this, get some sticky paper or tape and lay it out in a large area where there are no people or pets who might get caught in it. Then go around each room in your house checking for signs of a fly problem (especially near the kitchen and bathroom) and put a piece of the paper down. The flies will stick to the paper, allowing you to collect them all in one place.
The next time you're cleaning your house, add a few drops of perfume or other scent to a bowl of warm water. This will mask the smell of rotting fruit from attracting more flies into your house.
Bifen LP is a great granular insecticide that will kill a long list of insects for up to 90 days and can significantly reduce the presence of insects by taking away a gecko's food source and forcing them to go elsewhere. Bifen LP should be applied as both a broadcast and perimeter treatment. Spread it in areas where you expect to find geckos and repeat every three months or so if they're active adults.
The best time to apply bifen LP is during the summer when temperatures are high and there's not much water on the ground. It's important to wear protective clothing when applying this product. Also, use caution not to get any on your hands because it can cause skin irritation.
Geckos are often found living in homes without us even knowing it. They're agile climbers that can easily access places where we cannot; such as behind pictures, inside lights, and other relatively inaccessible places. If left alone, they will continue to eat their way out of these shelters until they die. This causes trouble for homeowners who need to access their houses for maintenance or repairs.
It's easy to prevent geckos from entering your home, just make sure all potential entry points are closed off before you move into a new house or buy an old one on the market. Geckos like to climb so use caution not to have open doors or windows where they could get in.
You may also kill them with hot water and physically remove them with a long instrument (do not use your hands as they will bite). When you get rid of the milkweed bugs, the assassin bugs will naturally go away since there is less food for them to eat on. If you want to be sure, spray some insecticide on the plants to get rid of any other insects that may have taken advantage of the situation.
Kill the adults by spraying them with a strong stream of water. Don't worry about hurting them because they are already dead. Remove the plants from the garden if you want to be sure that the problem has been solved. The young plants will grow back once they feel safe again.
This article explains how to kill milkweed assassin bugs. There are several ways to control them. You should try the easiest way first before moving on to more invasive methods. For example, you can use insecticides or hire a pest controller if you cannot find any natural remedies.