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post #1 of 32 (permalink) Old 09-09-2019, 18:44 Thread Starter
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Dealing with flies.... any suggestions ?

We have recently been to a local site, we were only one of three units there instead of 100 earlier in the summer.....

BUT, we were suddenly inundated with flies, before we could shut the fly screens.

I eventually resorted to trying a can of insecticide which seemed only yo make the air smell nice and the bluddy insects continued unabated till the sun went down, then started again this morning......

Suggestions welcomed 'cos this time s not the first time that we have thought cans currently available are about as much use as singing to them (no I was not using a BarryD recording).

Anyone got any reliable methods of dealing with these pests ? 😥

No, I am not talking about the singer just the six legged PITAes.

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Whilst trapping hundreds of wasps and hornets in my cut down plastic bottles Dave, there were also hundreds of flies in the traps.
Cut top off plastic bottle and invert. Pour some Panache and syrup into the bottle and position near to the flies entry.

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Hi Penguin, If you don't mind the smell for a couple of hours, "Raid" in the red can is the spray to be used.

We had a similar problem many years ago and were advised to use Raid, it worked immediately and we have continue to use it ever since. A light spray lasts for approximately 4 weeks or more and keeps them out.

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Lavender is usually a good deterrent so worth trying a generous "dose" of that if you don't mind the smell.

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In England we used Vapona, not a spray, we stood them on top of curtain pelmets and they did a super job, nothing could be smelt, but the flies soon dropped, this was in the house of course, they stopped making it, something to do with not good for the workers. I see they make window stickers, but have no idea how good they are, I donīt know if they work as well.

We then had Raid which was also effective, but smelt so used to spray the room and clear off for half an hour or so. The Raid here in Germany is absolute rubbish, made from chrysanthemums the last time I saw a tin, so not a terrible smell but didnīt kill the flies. Being close to the Polish boarder we buy it from there and it works. In the house we have little plastic pots with holes in and foam rubber inside, the foam is soaked with the Raid, put the lid on and a couple on each windowsill, after the curtains have been closed overnight there are quite a few dead little flies on the windowsills in the morning.

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Rubbish all that!

These are what you need Dave. Sure they will have some in France https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_f...atter&_sacat=0

Hours of fun bouncing round the van swatting the little feckers. Sometimes they actually explode.

best way to get them is to wait until its nearly dark then they sort of go to sleep on the roof and you can get them. Avoid whacking and zapping them on the TV, bathroom mirror or any part of your other halfs body although sometimes in extreme circumstances I think you just have to decide which is more important, avoiding a few bruises or getting shot of the flies before bed time.
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Thanks for the suggestions, fortunately, the flies have moved on but the insecticide we used was rubbish. I suspect that they have all been weakened to the state where they cannot be harmful to anything - even a fly..... probably an EU ruling......

I will see about RAID locally and in the U.K., but dead chrysanthemums do not sound over effective....

Lavender we have outside our bedroom window and that seems to attract insects rather than deter them.

The electric tennis racquet is also not over effective - they seem more able to dodge than McEnroe was to hit and I am no McEnroe.

The war will continue as and when needed....

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hi

we used a battery vacuum cleaner on them a couple of weeks ago when we were in east germany

does not stop them coming in but does get rid of the ones that have


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what about 1 of these

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