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Daddy longs legs INVASION: How to get rid of the crane fly in your home

Pest control website BugWiz claims hoovering them up is the easiest method. Other methods include laying down sticky traps and using boric acid.

However, all these methods will kill the creatures.

It is strongly advised to to kill them. Their numbers are in decline and they provide essential food for a number of British bird species.If you prefer a repellent one can be made with white vinegar and vanilla extract.

It is suggested to put this where you might normally find daddy long legs.

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They are said to be repelled by the scent of vanilla.

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Is the daddy long leg fly poisonous?

There is a popular myth that daddy long legs flies are incredibly venomous but lack the ability to deliver the poison.

In actual fact, daddy long legs are not poisonous from venom.

They do not have venom glands. However, they might secret a defensive substance poisonous to small animals.

However, the idea that this is incredibly toxic in general is untrue.

Another unwelcome house guest is of the eight legged variety.

How can you get rid of spiders?

Spiders hate citrus, so use this to your advantage.

Lucy Askew from Hilarys.co.uk said: “It’s believed that spiders detest the smell of citrus fruits, so try placing slices of fresh lemon or lime or rubbing the peel of either across your window sills and doors as a natural bug repellent.”

Source:Daily Express :: Life and Style Feed

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