How to Get Rid of Insect Swarms in ARK: Genesis

Learn how to get rid of insect swarms quickly and effectively using these tips for ARK: Genesis.

One of the most diverse biomes in ARK: Genesis is the Bog. It has a lot of great resources, but it also creates a lot of trouble for players in the form of insect swarms as they are a menace.

This guide will give you tips on how to get rid of insect swarms in ARK: Genesis. We've all heard to just jump into some water where the bugs can't reach you, but that doesn't make them go away.

Below you will find three proven methods that actually work to get rid of those insect swarms making you miserable.


The most effective way to quickly get rid of insect swarms is to use Flamethrower. It is more effective than torch or a firearm.

Just point the weapon at the swarm and roast them up. As a result, the entire swarm will vanish in a moment.

The crafting recipe for a Flamethrower is as follows:

  • 75x Polymer
  • 50x Cementing Paste
  • 35x Metal Ingot
  • 10x Sulfur
  • 15x Electronics

Cheat code: "cheat GFI FlameThrow 1 0 0"


If you don't have materials for crafting the Flamethrower, then tame any beast and make it your mount. In case insect swarm starts attacking you, use the melee attack to hit insects.

This will force your mount to kill every insect separately, which takes some time, but at least the job will be done.

Bug Repellent

The last effective option is to consume the Bug Repellent. It won't kill insects, but will keep them away from you.

Use the following recipe to craft Bug Repllent:

  • 6x Pelt, Hair, or Wool
  • 2x Narcotic
  • 4x Citronal
  • 4x Rockarrot

Cheat code: "cheat GFI BugRepellant 1 0 0"


That's it on how to get rid of insect swarms in the Genesis expansion, and for more ARK: Survival Evolved guides, check out the list below:


Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.

Published Apr. 7th 2020

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