20b) “… Then say to him, ‘Thus says the LORD: “Let My people go, that they may serve Me. 21) Or else, if you will not let My people go, behold, I will send swarms of flies on you and your servants, on your people and into your houses. The houses of the Egyptians shall be full of swarms of flies, and also the ground on which they stand…” ‘ “
I love the detailed, historical account in the book of Exodus of how God rescued the enslaved Israelites out of the land of Egypt. After the 10th plague, Pharaoh allowed the Israelites to leave.
I’ve read that story many times, and tried to picture what Egyptian homes, crops, and land looked like, covered in flies, locusts, and frogs of an epic proportion. What a sight it must have been. (If you’ve never heard the story, you can read it here.)
Summer is a time we deal with many insects – gratefully, not to the extent the Egyptians did! However, even small numbers of aphids, flies, mosquitoes, yellow jackets, and ants can make for an unpleasant time spent outdoors.
Here are some easy chemical-free ways to manage unwanted insects.
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