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Old 05-21-2010, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Union County
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Really bad by us... Little kids and closing doors don't go together. Yes, I live in a barn!

Besides a good ole fashioned swatter, does anyone have tricks / tips for killing them?

I was thinking of hanging some of those sticky / glue traps in the garage because most are getting in through there.
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Old 05-21-2010, 01:09 PM
 
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I was going to recommend what you said - the hanging sticky stuff...I have like 3 hanging in the garage and I even have one in my kitchen - yes it looks nasty, but it does the job catching those flies. The ones in the garage get full really quick so we change them out often.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:37 PM
 
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you could try hanging up ziplock bags filled with water. Let us know if it works, because I don't know if it works or if it is urban legend.
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:41 PM
 
Location: In the AC
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We have a new kitty who is an expert fly catcher. Knock on wood, this is the least fly year we've had since moving to NC!

I am also doing a better job of picking up the dog's contributions to the fly incubation needs.

What do the bags of water do?
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Old 05-21-2010, 02:45 PM
 
Location: Waxhaw
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A few weeks ago, we were besieged with flies, inside and out. We used the fly paper inside and got a trap from Lowe's that was a bag of foul smelling goo that attracted them into the bag but the couldn't get out. Although we were catching a lot of flies using these methods, they didn't seem to be letting up.

Our neighbor came over and sprayed something (I'll get the name of it and repost) all over our flower beds and around the outside of the house. It worked GREAT at keeping the flies away.

It's been a few weeks, so we're starting to see them return, but I'm putting another application on this weekend.
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Old 05-21-2010, 03:05 PM
 
Location: union county
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the bag of water trick does work to some extent, some people put a penny in the bag. the idea of this is to mimic a web (what the flies see when they look at the water reflecting) and the penny acts as the spider. i have also seen more than one bag - they hang them next to the doors as well as above. (the rock store in stallings uses this trick)

we use those nasty smelling bags from lowes ($5 a bag) too, it does catch alot of them - we hang them by the garbage where they mostly generate from

but i would love to know the name of the stuff "howellbk" used. do let us know
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Old 05-21-2010, 04:03 PM
 
Location: The place where the road & the sky collide
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Fly strips work wonders & are cheap as all get out. You can usually get a pack for $1. Here's a tip to get maximum use from them. Hang them where sun will hit them. You will collect a lot more flies that way. (Ever notice how flies love to land on the windows? It's the same principle.
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Old 05-21-2010, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Indian Trail
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It's funny that I was thinking of posting a similar question tonight as I was grilling and there were flies everywhere. Have an 8 yr old and there seems to be 1-2 flies a day that I am tracking down.
howellbk please post what you used.
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Old 05-21-2010, 10:14 PM
 
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Here's the absolute best product on the market for fly control:

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Old 05-22-2010, 07:53 AM
 
Location: Indian Trail
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Here's the absolute best product on the market for fly control:

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Sounds interesting. Available online from many sources, but do you know of any local places that carry it?
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