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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:15 pm
Don't use red top but have heard others swearing by it as well, it's sticky paper here, that, lots of bad language, and a fly swatter. (The latter is called une tapette in France, which is also a slang word for a gay man, though I can't see the link)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Top-86757- ... B06Y34JR84I think it shows the real deal, but check out the spelling (?) in the description.
Rip off price even if it's the originals.
Buy 'em direct @ £12.49 inc. postage to France
https://www.redtopflycatcher.co.uk/buy-fly-traps/
The Amazon link showed two at the price given, so not a rip off price at all.
Quite right :oops: If they're the original the price is cheaper than buying direct so somethings not right.
The descriptions strange.

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We're very fortunate, living at the top of a hill the flies really aren't too bad. I have friends who swear by the magnetic door screens, their dogs learnt very quickly to push through.
Are the zebra print rugs really meant to be more effective? I've never looked at fly rugs and just thought they were an odd equine fashion thing! :lol: :lol:

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Yes, it’s a bad year for them. We have put fly screen on the windows, and I made a mosquito netting curtain for back door (happened to have old mosquito net). We did buy one of those fly zapping machines you see in restaurant kitchens,

https://www.ebay.fr/i/372367121241?chn= ... _sEALw_wcB

But I’m not sure it is any more effective than making sure no crumbs lying about, regular exercise with the tapette, or our dog who is brilliant at catching them! He has a pouffe by the window and lies on it catching any that dare to go past him.

We won’t use any chemical sprays in the home, and have aromatic plants round the terrace which is some help at deterring them.

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One of our many strategies as stated in yesterday's phantom post, is one of the zappers similar to the one in your post. It works pretty well but only when the flies take an interest in it. Very satisfying to hear the pop when it nails one. Even better when something larger like a crane fly or moth hits it. :lol:
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Aardvark wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:02 am
One of our many strategies as stated in yesterday's phantom post, is one of the zappers similar to the one in your post. It works pretty well but only when the flies take an interest in it. Very satisfying to hear the pop when it nails one. Even better when something larger like a crane fly or moth hits it. :lol:
A few years back we had one in the horses' field shelter. But if the horses were in there when the zapper did its job, they would gallop out! We had to take it down in the end as the noises were so random that they never got used to it. :cry: :cry: :cry:

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Stompie wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 7:56 am
We're very fortunate, living at the top of a hill the flies really aren't too bad. I have friends who swear by the magnetic door screens, their dogs learnt very quickly to push through.
Are the zebra print rugs really meant to be more effective? I've never looked at fly rugs and just thought they were an odd equine fashion thing! :lol: :lol:
Our chestnut arab gets bitten something rotten whereas the light dun Fjord with the zebra stripe doesn't seem to be affected so much.
Mrs V bought zebra coats for both of 'em & seems pretty sure they do reduce the incidence of fly bites.
I fitted a fan in the stable which we turn on in hot weather. This definately keeps the fly count down & the lads cool.

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And then forgot to tell us why." Ogden Nash
God in his wisdom made the fly
And then forgot to tell us why.
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FrenchForumSurvivor wrote:
Sun Jun 21, 2020 9:15 pm
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Red top fly traps between chook house, dung heap & house...
Don't use red top but have heard others swearing by it as well, it's sticky paper here, that, lots of bad language, and a fly swatter. (The latter is called une tapette in France, which is also a slang word for a gay man, though I can't see the link)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Red-Top-86757- ... B06Y34JR84I think it shows the real deal, but check out the spelling (?) in the description.
That is a good price for two and free delivery. :good:

On the door frames and fly screens we spray with the Barrier (probably spelt wrong) milky spray, from the supermarket but we have got it from Gifi for about €9, we also spray the beams, it does seem to repel the blighters. Fly papers inside, we close all but one of the curtains and leave a south facing window with the curtains open and hang fly papers, over the course of a day it can collect loads.

We also keep all fruit/ food in general either in a cupboard or fridge and wipe down work surfaces continually throughout the day.

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why me? wrote:
Mon Jun 22, 2020 10:20 am
Our chestnut arab gets bitten something rotten whereas the light dun Fjord with the zebra stripe doesn't seem to be affected so much.
Mrs V bought zebra coats for both of 'em & seems pretty sure they do reduce the incidence of fly bites.
That's interesting. My Highland is a yellow dun and is really only bothered by the bot flies. A northern thing or colour related I wonder? I think she appreciates the lack of midgies here!

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The bots have arrived :( :( Jakie's lower legs were covered in eggs this morning ........... They hardly go for Misha, but Jakie is such a wuss I think the bots enjoy teasing him just to make him gallop!!

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