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Sick of all the fly's?
Started by: laughing gravy (3997) Report abuse
fill a thin white carrier bag or similar with water put a few pennys or summat in and hang near your door, the flys think its a bees nest and wont come in

Posted by: chatty (6281)  Report abuse
Wondered why you'd been hounding me for pennys for over a year!

Posted by: momac (9446)  Report abuse
I did mine this morning,so we'll see.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1769)  Report abuse
Best things I've ever bought are three electric fly zappers,if they come in they go straight for the bright blue lights & get zapped

Posted by: Tommy Two Stroke (2941) Report abuse
I've seen that on Facebook and it sounds ridikewless

Posted by: priscus (7019) Report abuse
I am pleased that yours work nana. I have had one for many years, and it has never caught a fly!

It did once electrocute a moth.

not so much big game hunting, I know, but when I see a fly, I go after it with these.

I have one in almost every room

Posted by: nanajacqui (1769)  Report abuse
Priscus mine are like the ones they have in cake shops

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
Surely you mean a wasp nest, bees don't make hives that hang from buildings etc. they prefer hollows, anyhow a wasp nest is brownish in colour as it's made from chewed up wood not white. It's maybe the bag swaying in a breeze that scares off the flies.

Posted by: priscus (7019) Report abuse
So is mine, though I remember that it came from the 'Bettaware', or is it 'Betterware'? catalogue, so that might explain!

Posted by: nanajacqui (1769)  Report abuse
Bought mine from Amazon about 50 each

Posted by: priscus (7019) Report abuse
Perhaps I should replace mine. It cost thirty, though that was twenty years ago. That is a lot just to kill one moth.

Originally got it because I had animals, and did not want to use poisonous sprays. Given the precarious state of my kidneys, it is now imperative that I keep away from such toxins. Have been using those Doff sticky window stickers to good effect.

Unfortunately, folk round here overfill, and hence do not close their bins, so fly problem is bad.

Thanks for posting of your experience with the devices, nana. I will try the ones from Amazon.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1769)  Report abuse
Have you replaced the bulbs yearly ?

Posted by: priscus (7019) Report abuse
Not yearly, though they have been replaced from time to time.

Not had heavy usage, it gets unplugged when I want to use socket for summut else, and given its lack of performance, never any great hurry to plug it back in.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1769)  Report abuse
I turn mine off when I go to bed & I'm sure there are none to catch,so I only replace tubes every 2 years

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
Nisbets have some on reduced price offer if you want to take a look, delivery under 50 is a fiver though it is next day delivery.

Fly Killers

Posted by: upthetims (6505) Report abuse

Everybody knows what attracts flies

Posted by: mindar (1000) Report abuse
Just buy a tin of fly spray. zzz gone

Posted by: stars (395)  Report abuse
We used to use a flit spray; do they still make them

Posted by: Platty (127) Report abuse
Ha ha. Paul Disley has just posted on Bromley Cross Notice Board that he left a bag with small change hanging from his light outside his back door while he went to the Flag to watch the footy. When he came back it was gone and his CCTV shows a small person has taken it and bought an ice cream from Creamy Treat's van at 3.50 p.m.!

Posted by: mindar (1000) Report abuse
Ah Bolton. That explains it. Leave nothing outside in Bolton.

Posted by: Platty (127) Report abuse
Yes Minder, they never learn.

Posted by: kathpressey (4783)  Report abuse
stars - I remember the flit fly spray with the pump gun! I remember the fly papers too hanging from the ceiling with all the dead flies stuck to them

Posted by: nanajacqui (1769)  Report abuse
Just seen the first flying ant on patio

Posted by: ayrefield (4465) Report abuse
When the weather gets humid we'll be inundated with flying ants, still the house martins shall have a good feast.

Posted by: momac (9446)  Report abuse
Some years ago I heard a lot of noise in the chimney breastt..thousands of
flying ants came tumbling out from under the gas fire..they flew straight to
the window which they covered until it looked like black glass..cutting a
very long story short I hoovered them up emptied them into black bags (two
big black bags) threw them into back garden until....
Chap who came down after I reported them said they saw the window and
thought it was the open air where they would mate ...it was a nightmare,I
shudder when I see one now.

Posted by: nanajacqui (1769)  Report abuse
Yuk momac,how awful it must have been.

Posted by: baker boy (14070) Report abuse
everybody knows what attracts flies ,yeah idiots leaving their doors and windows open.

Posted by: momac (9446)  Report abuse
Well don't forget to close yours BB.

Posted by: baker boy (14070) Report abuse
you wished them on me ,just started peeling the spuds for tea and i have two of the little sods going up and down the downstairs .where's yesterdays paper ,i'll give em a headache.

Posted by: ann-spam (3341)  Report abuse
Best idea I have heard so far .


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