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Old 07-14-2010, 04:12 PM   #1
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This is just normal for New Mexico! I can't believe the flies out here. And they are tough too! Hard blowing wind (laced with sand) doesn't faze them at all.
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Anyone else swarmed by them in their buses?

I went & bought some fly-strips today & hung-up.... and regularly let a dozen or so loose by popping the screens out.

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Old 07-15-2010, 02:37 AM   #3
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Re: FLIES!!!!

Well, I think it depends on the area but I know some fly hot spots across the USA, in some parts of CA it's really tough ... Hitchcock's flies ... On the east coast I haven't experienced any problems with flies so far, I've heard that Florida also has lot of flies and mosquitos.
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I know in Maine the mosquitoes check the tower for clearance before takeoff...........
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Old 07-15-2010, 01:37 PM   #5
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Old 07-16-2010, 04:46 PM   #6
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A BBQ joint we used to frequent in NC used old jugs filled with water. A penny was hot glued to the exterior. Theory was the flies thought it was a wasp nest and would avoid it. I do know they had less flies than any other restaurant in town.

Today the flies aren't so bad. It rained big time last night. I figure many flies drowned. Downside... the rivets over one of the windows leak and at one of the seams in the roof (minimal leak). Upside... everything is opened up so no problems. We will be covering the whole roof, all the way down to the tops of the windows, with Snow Roof to seal up any leaky rivets. Also with the rain falling at about an 80 degree angle and the windows closed with only about 1 inch open at the top... no water blew in!
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I have had it happen more often out in the country near by farm fields or in a wooded area. I'll have a citronella candle (metal can) up front on top of the front door release being held there by a round magnetic parts holder. And then to combat them up flying in the bus I use an electric fly swatter which also works good against bees that happen to find there way in. The electric swatter kills the bugs but will often just knock the bee silly. To kill the bee you may have to hit it a few times.
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..and swinging the flyswatter like Stevie Wonder in a batting cage...
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. . . . . And then to combat them up flying in the bus I use an electric fly swatter which also works good against bees that happen to find there way in. The electric swatter kills the bugs but will often just knock the bee silly. To kill the bee you may have to hit it a few times.
Really, the electric zappers work! They look like a smaller tennis racket with thin metal bars across the business end instead of strings. You don't have to smash the offenders, just get them to touch across two adjacent bars while you hold the two buttons that activate high voltage from a mini-inverter in the handle. It is very satisfying to watch them spark and sizzle if they have been badly annoying you. The gadgets only cost about $15.

And the armies of mosquitoes in the northeast mountains aren't bad, once you live through the swarms of black flies earlier in the season. A few years back I was working on shingling the roof of a garage, and the black flies nearly blotted out the sunset. I swear they could carry away a cow if they decided to!
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Really, the electric zappers work! They look like a smaller tennis racket with thin metal bars across the business end instead of strings. You don't have to smash the offenders, just get them to touch mesh across two adjacent bars while you hold the two buttons that activate high voltage from a mini-inverter in the handle. It is very satisfying to watch them spark and sizzle if they have been badly annoying you. The gadgets only cost about $15.
How about a link to the site? That would be cool to see bugs get zapped that way...
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