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#225448 19-Nov-2017 18:13
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It's getting to that time of year when the number of house flies starts increasing rapidly.
Have tried a couple of robo can things and they are useless - I gather consumers institute came to the same conclusion.
Have tried some fly trap bottles outside - filled with horrible stuff. No difference.

Ideally we want something inside that will actually attract and kill flies quickly.
Electric zappers seem to be of questionable value (from what I have googled so far).

Anyone have some good tried and true that kills the little sods?

(I suspect I am asking the impossible to be honest - but always worth asking)

Nothing is impossible for the man who doesn't have to do it himself - A. H. Weiler

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  #1904167 19-Nov-2017 18:17
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  #1904284 20-Nov-2017 07:24
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I did see it but then forgot about it.
On revisiting that forum there wasn't really a good conclusion.
Oh well.....

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  #1904303 20-Nov-2017 08:53
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robjg63: I did see it but then forgot about it.
On revisiting that forum there wasn't really a good conclusion.
Oh well.....

There was, but you'd rather bathe yourself and all others and any pets in layers of bug spray. :-)  

We did that with the robo sprays....then our dogs got sick (auto-immune problems and cancers) and one died. 

We ditched the sprays and no more problems. 

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  #1904304 20-Nov-2017 08:56
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The Mortein automatic dispensers work for our home. $20 at Countdown including dispenser and two cans (although they are small cans).

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  #1904330 20-Nov-2017 09:53
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Kids like to play ball games indoors?




Your problems are solved! Best christmas pressy ever and hours of entertainment :P Just be sure to make them fry. Have been known to come back from the dead

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  #1904374 20-Nov-2017 10:09
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I do recall a fairgo program had a pheromone based farm product.


It was a fly attractant (and from memory killer) and extremely effective - but only available commercially - and potentially bad for bees. Always wondered about those electric zappers (wall mounted) - but reviews seem to rubbish them.


The indoor spray cans might work if you keep the doors and windows shut - but my experience is that unless an unlucky fly manages to fly past at the exact moment it does its once every 10 minute micro burst - then the flies arent harmed at all.


As the other thread said - fly spary aint what it used to be - man it must have been toxic when I was a kid!


Might be the electric tennis racket or nothing.

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  #1904379 20-Nov-2017 10:18
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If you miss or hit mid air it just tends to rat them off and make more aware. But good for ones who have landed that you can sneak up on and dispatch.


And if you do get one, they appear 'faulty' due to the useless battery compartment. The contacts don't sit right with our AAs and need some tweaking to make work 100%




We have a sheltered area outside the french doors to the patio, theres always flies sitting on the window or doing odd square flying patterns (like in the middle of the lounge) that take every opportunity to head inside to new smells as soon as the door is opened. Even tried the old sticky paper hanger things. Theres no sure fire way short of a micro sized motion detection flame thrower


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  #1904383 20-Nov-2017 10:32
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I put several fly traps around the garden to get as many at source as possible. They do fill up so every fly in the bottle is potentially 1000s gone from that season's population.

Most of the flies that do get into the house are lesser house flies that don't react to fly spray as quickly as larger flies. Some flies instantly change note as they hit the fly spray, the smaller ones seem to carry on as usual but eventually do die. Fly paper works but again the lesser house flies spend so much time on patrol it takes awhile before they get stuck.

The best fly swot we had was shaped like a map of Australia. Good coverage overall with the Cape York Peninsular at the top of Queensland for winkling them out of corners.

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  #1904391 20-Nov-2017 10:55
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These are brilliant and you can get natural Pyrethin sprays, works against ants too:

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