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Acme Fly Trap , Anyone ?

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  1. HarryS

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    Obviously hot summer = lots of flies . We seem to have 3 flies permanently in our lounge . You kill three - amazingly there are still three ! Apart from being annoying to me , they drive Molly our spaniel to her wits end . Fly spray applied correctly subdues them . Fly papers are useless - sorry no, they can pull huge pieces of paint from newly decorated walls :gaah: Wasp traps are easy to make , is there a viable fly trap to buy or make ?
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      How about this?

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        @HarryS this bat as been a god send to me mate...insects hate it and if you switch it on they dive for the nearest window it you drive them in that direct...but to fry the S's is better :snorky:

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          @Gail_68 , I have a fly zapper bat . If you can catch the boogers they work great . Otherwise I am running around the lounge like a mad-man trying to catch them !
           
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            @HarryS We have one of those zappers. It works well for the few clothes moths that we are still getting as they tend to sit on the walls. Not very good for chasing flies with, particularly in this heat.

            I could lend you Cammy if he's still around :blue thumb: He used to go on patrol

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            and was quite happy to climb on your shoulder and work from there
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              I think a Chameleon around the house , would be spookier than the flies !
               
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                If you're not keen on Cammy then you could try having Tara for a while. :blue thumb: Mrs Shiney says that she wasn't spooky and was nice and cuddly.

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                  You need a Jiffy, he's good at catching flies, i've got 75 + this morning as we have bullocks in the field longside the house and them covered
                  In mid fight or fly on work top/table
                  I usally use a cuped hand, catch fly in hand,then open hand just before i squat it on my six pack , some times i use a roled up towel and use like a bat (but don't use near china etc)
                  This is how i do it


                  i have got 2 flies in one go and i have cult a fly bewteen my thumb and first finger in mid fight, you have to be Quick, not been able to catch one with chop sticks yet :snorky:
                  Also put the vacum away and let the spinly spiders make cob webs :biggrin:
                   
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                    Mind you Harry it's very rare we have them in here as i'm like yourself can't rest till they've gone..totally vermin and they used to drive my Bruno mad...I was always hearing his jaw chop together :snorky:
                     
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                    Sorry shiney but these always get buzzed can't stand them :gaah:
                     
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                    They're lovely cuddly playmates :snorky:. Mrs Shiney likes to hold, or cuddle, most wildlife. Wild chameleons and tarantulas are just a couple of the wild things she picks up. She has even picked up swans and cuddled them. She picks up the wild birds in the garden (finches and robins etc.) and has held lion cubs, young chimps and monkeys and even young alligators and snakes. :rolleyespink:

                    I tried to take a quick shot when a wild young red colobus monkey decided he liked her. :)

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                      When we lived in Australia we had a pet tarantula called Fred :wub2:
                       
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                        Did he answer to his name?
                         
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                          Of course :snorky: [​IMG]say hello to the people Fred :)
                           
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