Toe-Biters in the Swimming Pool

Giant Water Bugs
We found some of these in our pool today when we were closing it up for the winter. How do we get rid of them so they won’t be there next year when we open it back up for the season?
Jay & Charline Everson
Gilmanton IW, New Hampshire

Hi Jay,
There is not much that you can do to keep your swimming pool from appearing desireable to Giant Water Bugs, or as we like to call them, Toe-Biters. Giant Water Bugs can fly quite well, so next year, you may get a whole new population when you uncover the pool.

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