Posted 09 May 2012 - 09:16 AM
Yes, I know, that's the rural areas, blah, blah, blah. What I need is actual advice from people who have dealt with this issue. What can I use that is pet friendly and effective? NOB I used the yellow traps from Home Depot to which one adds water, and they worked great. Trouble is I have seen nothing like that Lakeside. In Guad perhaps?
They laugh uproariously at lavendar, rosemary and citronella.
Please don't advise me to move, I love everything about our new place EXCEPT the flies.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:18 PM
..the sticky fly coils that you hang up and surprisingly they never catch any. I use a fly swatter and wait them out.
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Posted 09 May 2012 - 01:29 PM
Below is a video of how to make a homemade flytrap. A fellow who lives in Guadalajara swore by this thing. I've never needed one here, but I did make one of these during a vacation at the beach. Unfortunately, the only thing I caught was a gecko. Poor guy. So I ditched the trap. No idea....maybe it'll work, maybe not. If you do a search, there are other types of fly-catching videos on Youtube I'm sure. May is definitely when they are most annoying around here.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 02:47 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:00 PM
Your best bet will be the fly stips. Use plenty of them; don't expect one to do the trick.
For what it is worth, I have found the flies tend to be in the first four or five off of the ground. Strips hung at that level seem to get a lot more flies than those hung at the eaves.
The pop bottle traps are very effective, but they smell really bad. If you are out in the country, they may work for you. Just make sure they are hung far away from your house. Also, be mindful of your neighbors. The smell is truly horrible.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 03:02 PM
Posted 09 May 2012 - 04:10 PM
I bought the sticky fly coils that you hang up and surprisingly they never caught any.
You have to get one or two to land on the strip and after that all the flies will go to it to investigate and become stuck.
Posted 09 May 2012 - 07:05 PM
So if I stick a couple of the ones we swatted and stick them on the strips, that increases the likelihood of new ones joining them?
I truly appreciate all the helpful advice!! Thanks
Posted 09 May 2012 - 08:36 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:10 PM
WHEN THE RAINS COME THE OUTBREAK GETS WORSE i dont know the nane of it but you can buy it in the hardware store by the grave yard its a plate with something they eat and die right away used it alot when we lived on the ranch in cd guzman
We had a fly outbreak last summer and the bags of water worked altho not perfectly. Hang them in the doorways or between the doorways and the kitchen. Yes, the outbreak should go away in a few weeks. Also, they seem to be attracted to anything cooking, so when you are done cooking, take the trash out and fan the odors away. Seems to help.
Posted 10 May 2012 - 02:26 PM
Posted 10 May 2012 - 03:09 PM
Owner, I am terrified to use any poison because we have dogs and cats and the risk is not acceptable to me, but I appreciate the input.
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