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Damned Flies

Discussion in 'Personal' started by neddyfonk, Jul 25, 2018.

  1. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    How do you get rid of yours?
    These sunny days seems to provoke them to dastardly levels of annoyance.
    Bored at work three of us would fire laggy bands at them. I got to be a crack shot at 4ft with a thick 4 inch brown weapon. Neutradol disables them so you can swat them easier but my weapon of mass destruction is an industrial spray of cheap disinfectant. Once they are wet they stagger around for a while before giving up the ghost.
    Any more ideas about how to destroy these cheeky little beggars ?
  2. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    I must admit they seem to be worse than in prevous years. we have several 'fly swats' but they rarely land anywhere flat enough where one can 'swat' them.:rolleyes: :(
  3. Caoimhseach

    Caoimhseach Lead commenter

    Hairspray is entertaining
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  4. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    Squash racquet is perfect for taking them out in flight.
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  5. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Heavy topspin - always works a treat,
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  6. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    A plague of flies I can cope with.

    It is the frogs, locusts, boils and deaths of first-borns which really irritate me.
  7. mandala1

    mandala1 Occasional commenter

  8. Ivartheboneless

    Ivartheboneless Star commenter

    That's what you'll get with Brexit! (Mind you I never understood what is wrong with frogs? I like frogs.)
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  9. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    They interrupt cycle races.
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  10. neddyfonk

    neddyfonk Lead commenter

    I bought a few bug zappers but never tried them on flies. The electronics are great high voltage supplies for making tesla coils.
  11. Lara mfl 05

    Lara mfl 05 Star commenter

    We have one one of those 'light attraction plug in things. .

    Doesn't appear to work on mosquitoes or flies :rolleyes:
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  12. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    I've installed one of these...


    across the back door. Quite an expensive but heavy one (stops the wind blowing it about) .

    Works a treat.
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  13. colpee

    colpee Star commenter

    Pricey, but death without squishing, and oh I do want one:oops:

  14. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    Buy a water pistol and put salty water in it.
    Lara mfl 05 likes this.
  15. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Be thankful that we here in the UK don't have the Asian tiger mosquitoes that they have in many countries now. I went for a holiday to Italy and was nearly eaten alive with them. They'll eat through your clothes - - or anything I think - - to get at your yummy English blood. I do hope they don't come here.
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  16. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    They won't be allowed in after BREXIT
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  17. Jude Fawley

    Jude Fawley Star commenter

    I tried to buy fly paper yesterday but couldn't find any so ended up with a can of fly spray. I haven't used it yet because I don't want to contaminate my beer.

    I can handle the four or five that fly in through the open front door but what really gets on my nerves is when they are attracted to the computer screen which is touch sensitive.

    I had hoped the abundance of spiders in this old cottage would cancel out the flies but it ain't happening.

    I've just looked at the can of fly spray. It says that it "kills bugs dead" How else would you want them killed?
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  18. sbkrobson

    sbkrobson Star commenter

    Oi! Here in the UK one's blood may feasibly be other than English and may even actually be yummy too.
    Pedants like myself, disregarding the actual topic, but still flocking to that "UK is English" post like flies to jam.
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  19. notrevlim

    notrevlim Established commenter

    You can take them out with an air pistol, but it leaves holes in things...
  20. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    Putting my bins out the other day, I forgot that the food waste bin hadn't been emptied the last time round, contained meat, and was now crawling with maggots. I couldn't believe how fast the local fly population congregated in that bin once I'd lifted the lid, like some sort of fly flash mob. That said, it did reek somewhat.

    I suspect that may be the key. Let a tiny morsel of old meat rot in the food bin, open the lid as a party invitation to every fly for a mile around, then close the lid on them FOREVER moowahahahahahaha.

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