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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:49 am 
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My dear loving husband has had enough of the pesky flies, normally he sucks them up the vacuum cleaner, but he wants to go back to fly paper, I hate the stuff, spending the day surrounded by hanging corpses of flies is disgusting to the extreme. sticky things on windows only attracts moths and leaves glue and fly spray stinks. Is there a way out without the sticky paper decorations?

Alison


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 11:59 am 
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Bug zappers, readily available and pretty effective. Encouraging spiders is another great tactic. We had years of mosquito infestations at our old house, but we encouraged spiders and they took care of them, though I also drained their breeding grounds. If they are persistently entering you could look at installing screens as well.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:02 pm 
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Old boy I known is a top notch marksman, takes them out in flight with rubber bands fired from his armchair. Bloody impressive sight!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:14 pm 
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we had and an electric tennis racket fly swatter in brazil, its great fun. I recently saw them in Robert dyas. you'll end up wanting flies in the house and fighting over the fly swatter


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:16 pm 
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no it was go outdoors http://www.gooutdoors.co.uk/outwell-swa ... tAodFGcAPQ


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:17 pm 
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That made me chuckle!

My better half has a particular thing about dancing around on the bed in the middle of the night chasing mosquitoes, so I glad we don't have the problem any more.


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:18 pm 
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If you need more rapid fire you can get rubber band gattling guns
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rubber_band_gun
Check out the 'disintegrator', makes flying into your house like doing a bombing raid over Berlin during the war :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 12:34 pm 
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How about some carnivorous house plants: http://littleshopofhorrors.co.uk/natural-fly-control


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 1:01 pm 
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Chopper1192 wrote:
Old boy I known is a top notch marksman, takes them out in flight with rubber bands fired from his armchair. Bloody impressive sight!


That's my party trick too :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2013 4:06 pm 
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Isaac_AG wrote:
My dear loving husband has had enough of the pesky flies, normally he sucks them up the vacuum cleaner, but he wants to go back to fly paper, I hate the stuff, spending the day surrounded by hanging corpses of flies is disgusting to the extreme. sticky things on windows only attracts moths and leaves glue and fly spray stinks. Is there a way out without the sticky paper decorations?

Alison



you have problem with flies? just empty the cat litter tray ffs!!! :lol:


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