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NiceCuppaTea



Joined: 10 Mar 2009
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Location: Brittany, France

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:06 am    Post subject: Help - So Many Flies! Reply with quote

Can anyone recommend anything to help cut down the number of flies, as we seem to be having a real problem with them at the moment? Many thanks.
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barbersdrove



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Location: crowland south lincolnshire

PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

They are a nuisance but thankfully we don't suffer from them too much here in east Anglia. However, my other half is obsessional about getting each and every one! I have tried sprays but don;t like using something we can breath in too. Recently i've found a sticker for the window that is like a sunflower. the flies seem to be attracted to it and they stick on it.

it's not that nice to look at and needs changing regularly but it does the job really well. I suppose it works on the same basis as the old fly paper but is much better aesthetically.
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Mouse



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm sure LV will be along soon as I think she recommends something called 'red top'? Anyway she has great success with it I think.
There's a thread on here about flies from last year...so search and you may find it.

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FordMill



Joined: 10 Aug 2009
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I can recommend the red top fly catcher too.

http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf/store/products/red-top-fly-trap


I also use fly papers in the house....Not the best things to look at, but they work really well.
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barbersdrove



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW, I've just looked at that and that is exactly what my other half would go for. It looks the biz.
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James3214



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Have you tried putting some herb plants (basil, rosemary,etc) near where they congregate? It's a good organic solution!
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la vache!



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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 2:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

FordMill wrote:
I can recommend the red top fly catcher too.

http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf/store/products/red-top-fly-trap


I also use fly papers in the house....Not the best things to look at, but they work really well.

Exactly my strategy. I also leave them for the guests and explain although they look disgusting they work. I use the red top fly trap outside, you can't use them inside as they stink. Very effective.The sticker things on the window never seem to work and they are a nightmare to take off. Plus guests often stick them within the reach of children which isn't a good idea as they are toxic.
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mouser



Joined: 12 Feb 2012
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 7:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

la vache! wrote:
FordMill wrote:
I can recommend the red top fly catcher too.

http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf/store/products/red-top-fly-trap


I also use fly papers in the house....Not the best things to look at, but they work really well.

Exactly my strategy. I also leave them for the guests and explain although they look disgusting they work. I use the red top fly trap outside, you can't use them inside as they stink. Very effective.The sticker things on the window never seem to work and they are a nightmare to take off. Plus guests often stick them within the reach of children which isn't a good idea as they are toxic.


ooh my first response post Very Happy we use these due the chickens they are brilliant
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French Cricket



Joined: 10 Apr 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 31, 2012 9:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I've just ordered a couple of these - eventually found an eBay seller who'd deliver to France - so I'm hoping for a Result!

Agree that the things you stick on windows are as good as useless, AND it's near impossible to get them off.

Our terrace is surrounded by aromatic plants and herbs (including citronella), and it makes not a blind bit of difference Crying or Very sad This does seem to be a bad year so far - and we're being plagued too with some very small, particularly stupid wasps who seem to want to sample everything I'm eating, usually just as I'm putting it in my mouth. They clearly have the Little Wasp Syndrome as their sting is out of all proportion to their importance ...
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petitbois



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 01, 2012 5:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

this year as well as the red tops for the flies we have hung up some waspinators also - so far very effective http://www.waspinator.co.uk
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farley



Joined: 29 May 2014
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Location: Poitou Charentes

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all
Just wondering if theres anything new on the Fly deterrent front (for gardens)?
This seasons been particularly bad, even our farming neighbour is surprised/bemused by it.
Love to hear about any positive advances re this issue.
Thanks as always
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Hells Bells



Joined: 30 Apr 2005
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Location: French Alps

PostPosted: Mon Aug 14, 2017 7:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not been out to our place this summer yet, but have had no complaints about them. There's always a spray in the cupboard and a fly trap thing on the top of the cabinets in the kitchen which we kane sure we leave at the end of the winter.
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AndrewH



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Location: Kefalonia, Greece

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 7:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

FordMill wrote:
I can recommend the red top fly catcher too.

http://www.molevalleyfarmers.com/mvf/store/products/red-top-fly-trap

I also recommend a "Red Top Fly Trap". It works a treat. The smell is so awful that we have to hang it at a distance from a tree in the garden but that doesn't matter, because it's a 'magnet' for all the flies in a wide radius. I used to sit at this computer squirting the can at countless flies which kept settling. Now there isn't a single one.

They are not cheap at £17 a pair on Amazon, but well worth it.
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farley



Joined: 29 May 2014
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Location: Poitou Charentes

PostPosted: Tue Aug 15, 2017 4:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We supply sticky fly strips and spray for inside .
Outside we pop Red Tops up, they are very good but extremely smelly. Understandably our guests aren't keen if they find themselves downwind of them Sad

I just wish some clever scientist would come up with a repellent to spray for the patio, shutters, doors to move the pesky flies away.

Has anyone had any luck with plants like citronella scented geraniums?
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The Olive Grove



Joined: 25 Mar 2007
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 6:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

We have bought a product from Viridia called Nurelle 56 E.C. which is very good. We use it on our balconies and outside terraces. No idea if it is available outside Italy.

It is available on Amazon.it but couldn't find it on co.uk
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