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Old 05-13-2022, 08:04 PM   #1
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We are having a church picnic at our house and are worried about flies. How is the best way to keep flies away.
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Old 05-13-2022, 08:14 PM   #2
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Hang clear plastic bags of water from the ceiling. No clue why it works. But it does.

Provided of course you have a ceiling

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Old 05-13-2022, 08:16 PM   #3
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Haven't tried it yet. Friend swears that if you keep a bottle of 50/50 Pine-sol water handy and spritz the area it keeps them away.

I'm definitely gonna try it
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Old 05-13-2022, 09:39 PM   #4
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I am not sure what brand is best but these fans work great on tables to keep flys away. Restaurants use them for outdoor dining.

https://www.amazon.com/Outside-Resta...s%2C123&sr=8-5
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Old 05-13-2022, 09:50 PM   #5
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Hang clear plastic bags of water from the ceiling. No clue why it works. But it does.

Provided of course you have a ceiling
My parents have been doing this around their porch for over 30 years. The only year they ever had flies was the summer my mom got snake bit, and couldnít walk around filling the bags. It might look weird, but it sure works.
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Old 05-13-2022, 09:50 PM   #6
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I'll try hanging the plastic bags with water from the carport beams since that's where the food is going to be. Thanks.
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Old 05-13-2022, 09:52 PM   #7
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I'll try hanging the plastic bags with water from the carport beams since that's where the food is going to be. Thanks.
If wind is a concern, you can put those clear rocks or marble type things in them that people use for flower arrangements. Helps keep the bags from blowing around.
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Old 05-13-2022, 10:12 PM   #8
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https://spalding-labs.com/products/f...s/default.aspx

"Fly Predators are the natural enemy of flies, but never bother people or animals. Without resorting to chemicals, youíll kill flies before they emerge. That way they never get a chance to bother you or your animals or reproduce by the gazillions."

I used to put these around my kennels and yard.
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Old 05-14-2022, 01:03 AM   #9
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Go to feed store and buy a can of quikstrike fly bait, sprinkle it around the area with a few pieces of chips etc around it, it will wipe out fly population in a hurry. Just make sure itís away from pets and obviously the food the are serving.


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