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Saturday Night and Fly Free

  1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    Finally got rid of all the flies in my apartment. I discovered that the screen in the bedroom window was loose and there was a huge gap. The previous tenant had taped it down and the tape had come loose. I've managed to close the gap but the super will have to fix it.

    What a fun way to spend the day...yuck. I had tried to find a fly swatter with no luck. A book did just as well. At least it got me to get the vacuum out to suck up all the fly guts smile

    Whatever, I'm noticing more flies this year than before, wonder if the damp summer had something to do with that?

    1. Army Infantry Mom profile image59
      Army Infantry Momposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I have noticed an increase of fruit flys and flea's. This is the first summer frontline has failed for my dog.

  2. Misha profile image76
    Mishaposted 7 years ago

    Ah, you got me going for a moment - fly free.... lol

  3. lrohner profile image85
    lrohnerposted 7 years ago

    Here's wishing you a fly-free Sunday!!

  4. Beth100 profile image84
    Beth100posted 7 years ago

    Had me thinking that you meant something else!  I really don't like flies, but those pesky mosquitos are the ones I really, really dislike!  Thank goodness the cold weather is setting in (brrrrrr)!  Enjoy your fly-free Sunday!! big_smile

  5. Jane@CM profile image60
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Glad you are fly free!  A newspaper works well to smile

  6. TamCor profile image81
    TamCorposted 7 years ago

    Ugh-Aren't flies just THE most annoying insect...bug...whatever??? big_smile

    So glad you got rid of them all, and can be fly free!

    Have you seen the latest in fly swatters?  It's shaped like a very small tennis racket, has batteries in the handle, and delivers a shock when you swat the fly--probably not a good thing to have if there are little kiddies around, though, lol...smile

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I bought one today and it didn't work at all, I'm taking it back smile

      1. Lily Rose profile image83
        Lily Roseposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        We have one of these - I won't touch it because I hate killing bugs (yuck!), but my husband gets such a kick out of "zapping them" - sometimes you even see a spark!

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        ralwusposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        UW I've had one of those little bug zappers for years. We love it. The sparks just fly when you zap a fly, spider or off the heels of a pup getting into mischief. Now once is enough for the pups as they learn quickly and from there on you need only point and click. Watch them scoot! Do get another one. Oh, and my pups have destroyed several of my 'old fashioned' fly swatters, thus the sparking of their heels.

  7. AEvans profile image70
    AEvansposted 7 years ago

    You certainly got my attention , Fly Free!!! I thought you were promoting airline tickets. lolololol this made me smile. smile

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    Nelle Hoxieposted 7 years ago

    UW We are soul sisters. I have been battling fruit flies today.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I hate fruit flies, I had those a couple of weeks ago. Nothing like my workplace last summer, we were overrun with those little buggers.

  9. smokenchic profile image60
    smokenchicposted 7 years ago

    good that u got them all UW, darn varmints... smile

  10. Gemsong profile image84
    Gemsongposted 7 years ago

    Had a fly issue of my own in my tiny cabin kitchen. My husband left his shop vac in the dining room and I thought.... Sucks them right out of the air. It was cool. And no fly guts anywhere.

    1. megs78 profile image60
      megs78posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      The Shop Vac is known to all flies and insects as a Black Hole!  smile

  11. tim-tim profile image35
    tim-timposted 7 years ago

    You are funny:)

  12. flread45 profile image82
    flread45posted 7 years ago

    You should be making jelly with those fruit flies Nelle Hoxie!!

  13. Dale Mazurek profile image63
    Dale Mazurekposted 7 years ago

    I'm working nights down here in the mountains and before the sun went down I thought i was going to commit suicide with all the flys, fruit flies and aphids.  Things are much better now that the evening has started to cool off.

    Hope your Sunday goes completely fly free.

  14. earnestshub profile image86
    earnestshubposted 7 years ago

    I'm just horrified to discover that you have any flies! I thought every fly born, was born in Australia. We get walls of em in the summer! smile

  15. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    We get mosquitoes (lots and lots of them all Summer), to the point where I think I should list my town as "Mosquito Land, USA".  Lots of big moths that have faces like little, tiny, bats too.  I think all the flies in town hang out on the doughnuts and croissants at a certain doughtnut/coffee shop that's housed in a convenience store/gas station.

    (I once e.mailed the company and politely suggested they find a way to cover their bakery items because some customers may not want the stuff any time but Winter.  They sent me a coupon for a dozen doughnuts (but did I want a whole box full of "fly doughnuts"?  I don't think so.  smile  )

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lisa that sounds awful! We have shops like that here too. Why would you want the product you were complaining about being left uncovered? Nuts! smile

  16. Lisa HW profile image82
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Ernest, my thoughts exactly.  Apparently, my one, polite, e.mail did nothing but get a coupon mailed out; because the products remain uncovered year after year.   smile

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      With flies stomping all over the icing! Gross! smile

  17. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    Why on earth are you guys complaining?
    You are sooooo Lucky to have Flys and bugs like that. smile

    We have bats!!
    Have you got any idea what they can do to your lunch? lol
    It doesn't matter what you use to swot them.

    UW: Have you considered why your flies are coming in, in the first place?  Are you sure the last tenant left? lol

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Bats in the icing on donuts? that is beyond gross!! lol

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lol, that is funny smile The screen is loose and needs fixing, I moved it so the space is now blocked.
      I am grateful I live in a place with reasonable sized insects...

      This morning I have another problem. I opened my balcony door to let the cat out and now it's stuck open. Super was not thrilled when I called this morning at 7:25am...hopefully they show up in the next hour because it's a little cool and I don't want the flies to call each other up and tell them there is a party here...

      1. Beth100 profile image84
        Beth100posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Try this until the super fixes the window.  If you have a propeller fan, place the fan in the window facing outwards.  Turn it on.  Generally, flies won't come in as long as the breeze is stronger than what they can fly through.  Also, you can hang strips of fabric (top to bottom) and use the fan.  This method also keeps the mosquitos out.

        Good luck! (If you need, I can send my fly eating dog over...)  big_smile

      2. Pearldiver profile image86
        Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        OMG... You're getting it from all directions smile
        It would probably be best to call a Vet instead of the Super for that problem!
        I guess you know to Never Stand Behind a Cat when it is stuck open lol

      3. smokenchic profile image60
        smokenchicposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        u r to funny, that is so cute, hell with it put on the music and let em party  away and spike everything that they eat.....lol

  18. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    It is mate.... And the Corks on my Hat don't work either! lol

    1. earnestshub profile image86
      earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this


      I tried that thing with the corks.Our flies are not like ordinary flies, they just smash through the corks.
      Any more than a dozen mosquitoes here could carry you away so the big ones don't get you! lol

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        wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Before this thread, my thoughts were as follows.  These are the only other countries where I'd consider living:

        1) New Zealand
        2) Australia
        3) Canada

        Number three is still on the list.  lol

        1. earnestshub profile image86
          earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Isn't uninvited writer a Canadian? lol

        2. Pearldiver profile image86
          Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          lol Would they have you tho?
          I make a really nice fruit slice called a 'fly cemetary.' But no one seems to believe the protein value is so good.. they just like the taste! smile

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            wordscribe41posted 7 years ago in reply to this

            Prolly wouldn't have me.  NZ's process is pretty brutal anyway.  Picture of the fly cemetary, please.  smile

            1. Pearldiver profile image86
              Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

              Come and have a coffee one day & I'll make one for you.. you can dunk it lol It's quite safe their legs and wings have been removed....buzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz smile

  19. Pearldiver profile image86
    Pearldiverposted 7 years ago

    The thing that upsets me most is that we have to reduce the size of our donuts! lol

    I always remember that song: "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly." It must have been one of the first attempts to solve the problem naturally. smile

  20. emievil profile image86
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    Flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats, bugs - you name it, we have all of these smile. And they don't have a season, they're here all year round.

    1. Pearldiver profile image86
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep.... I've met a few Rats in my time. lol

      1. earnestshub profile image86
        earnestshubposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        .. and even the odd cockroach! smile

        1. emievil profile image86
          emievilposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          LOL. You're lucky. I think in some places in my country, cockroaches are delicacies smile.

          Hey pearldiver, fly cemetary? That I'd like to see. smile

  21. cindyvine profile image87
    cindyvineposted 7 years ago

    an ant free day would be awesome!

  22. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago

    My cat eats flies when he catches them but since he is blind he doesn't catch them all smile

  23. Zsuzsy Bee profile image85
    Zsuzsy Beeposted 7 years ago

    UW...would you like to borrow one of my Mascovy ducks? They love the flies, they do leave fair sized plops behind however so I'm not sure which is worse...flies or plop...let me know the duck can be at your doorstep in less then two hours.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lol, sounds good smile

      Super has been, fixed the door temporarily. There are double doors, one needs new rollers. Everything here is breaking down smile

  24. B.T. Evilpants profile image61
    B.T. Evilpantsposted 7 years ago

    Have you seen the electronic flyswatter that records swings, hits and kills? You can even take it online to compare your stats with other peoples'. If your super doesn't fix the problem, you might just have a new hobby on your hands. Competitive flyswatting is all the rage!

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image81
      Uninvited Writerposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Lol, I love it big_smile

  25. Randy Godwin profile image93
    Randy Godwinposted 7 years ago

    I've mailed you some frogs, no need to thank me.

 
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