Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • pineapple
    • By pineapple 8th Jul 17, 1:21 PM
    • 6,196Posts
    • 29,740Thanks
    pineapple
    Fly control
    • #1
    • 8th Jul 17, 1:21 PM
    Fly control 8th Jul 17 at 1:21 PM
    I live in a rural farming community and the flies this year are the worst I've known. I like to keep doors and windows open so that my blind dog gets some fresh air and can come and go. So really I need advice about indoor fly control, I've got the usual things - sticky window stickers, poison window stickers, fly papers... Plus all surfaces are kept food free but it's not enough. Do those electronic bug zappers really work?
Page 1
    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 8th Jul 17, 1:54 PM
    • 1,382 Posts
    • 2,227 Thanks
    coffeehound
    • #2
    • 8th Jul 17, 1:54 PM
    • #2
    • 8th Jul 17, 1:54 PM
    Have you tried the fine-mesh netting that you fit over open windows to keep them out?
    • pineapple
    • By pineapple 8th Jul 17, 7:00 PM
    • 6,196 Posts
    • 29,740 Thanks
    pineapple
    • #3
    • 8th Jul 17, 7:00 PM
    • #3
    • 8th Jul 17, 7:00 PM
    No but I need to keep the door open anyway and it is open plan downstairs so I thought it would be pretty pointless.
    • rach_k
    • By rach_k 8th Jul 17, 7:49 PM
    • 1,228 Posts
    • 2,092 Thanks
    rach_k
    • #4
    • 8th Jul 17, 7:49 PM
    • #4
    • 8th Jul 17, 7:49 PM
    We have these - http://www.ikea.com/gb/en/products/textiles-rugs/curtains-blinds/borghild-sheer-curtains-1-pair-white-art-00291297/ - across the door. They obviously let pets through but flies don't bother.
    • Laz123
    • By Laz123 9th Jul 17, 8:30 AM
    • 1,498 Posts
    • 918 Thanks
    Laz123
    • #5
    • 9th Jul 17, 8:30 AM
    • #5
    • 9th Jul 17, 8:30 AM
    Some people swear by the method of putting a shiny coin in a small plastic bag of water and hanging by the windows. Flies don't like the reflections. I use mosquito mesh.
    There's no present. There's only the immediate future and the recent past.
    George Carlin
    • illusionek
    • By illusionek 9th Jul 17, 9:17 AM
    • 138 Posts
    • 25 Thanks
    illusionek
    • #6
    • 9th Jul 17, 9:17 AM
    • #6
    • 9th Jul 17, 9:17 AM
    I bought a cheap mesh net/fly screen and it works wonders. I can see it will not last longer than one summer but keeps pretty much all flies out. Ive got magnetic one, bit flimsy to walk through but you can do it. Was very easy to install.
    • maninthestreet
    • By maninthestreet 9th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
    • 15,273 Posts
    • 13,789 Thanks
    maninthestreet
    • #7
    • 9th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
    • #7
    • 9th Jul 17, 11:34 AM
    Am I the only one who thought this thread would be abut zips on trousers??
    "You were only supposed to blow the bl**dy doors off!!"
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

1,106Posts Today

5,930Users online

Martin's Twitter
  • It's the start of mini MSE's half term. In order to be the best daddy possible, Im stopping work and going off line? https://t.co/kwjvtd75YU

  • RT @shellsince1982: @MartinSLewis thanx to your email I have just saved myself £222 by taking a SIM only deal for £7.50 a month and keeping?

  • Today's Friday twitter poll: An important question, building on yesterday's important discussions: Which is the best bit of the pizza...

  • Follow Martin