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Any tips on getting rid of house flies.

  • 18-07-2022 5:31am
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    Registered Users Posts: 359 ✭✭ Warbeastrior


    I have a friend who suffers badly from OCD and house flies landing on everything is causing them a lot of stress.

    Any tips?

    Homemade trap?

    Bug zapper?

    Thanks



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  • Registered Users Posts: 26,383 ✭✭✭✭ Dempo1


    It's near impossible to stop house flies getting in to a home especially with windows open etc. I personally invested in a fly screen gard for a door at the rear, I leave open when it gets very warm when I am home.

    Net curtains are also a cheap alternative, allowing light in, air flow and a barrier to insects getting in.

    Another cheap alternative is Mint plants on window sils , Flies , insects and spiders hate the smell of it .

    Bug zappers work but Ironically attract Flies in , they'll obviously kill Flies already in the home but trying to minimise the chances of them getting in, is the trick.

    My sense for your friend is net curtains may be a solution . But crucially, it important to minimise having any food left out uncovered, especially fruits and meats, I know common sense but it's important.

    Is maith an scáthán súil charad.




  • Registered Users Posts: 2,197 ✭✭✭ kirk.


    The sticky things work unsightly but get the job done

    Hang them up on the ceiling



  • Registered Users Posts: 31,239 ✭✭✭✭ Graces7


    Fly Spray works. Close doors and windows then spray as you exit. I find here that it is new hatchings of ?eggs? that is the problem rather than flies getting in from outside.



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