House Flies

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  1. Econ

    Econ Well-Known Member

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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Where would you hang it? That glue is crazy sticky and can get caught in hair way too easy. Don’t ask how I know. It can also catch the wind easily too. Then again I have a traditional popup and the ceiling is only a few inches from the head. I use them in my house as I also have a problem with flys where I live. I live a hop skip and jump from a floodplain and marsh so it’s a breeding ground for all flying insects. I keep a strip right beside my back door to hopefully catch any that fly in when I need to let my dogs out.
     
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    I keep a box of those gooey strips in the camper for black fly hatches. It's tricky to find the right out-of-the-way place to hang one in the camper where a breeze won't blow it into a curtain or something else. Remembering to take it down (from that out-of-the-way place) before you close the camper was tricky too, only once! (sigh...)

    My mom used them in the house regularly when we were kids. One day I ran into one that got tangled in my hair! The more Mom tried to get it untangled the worse it got. Ended up taking me over to the local gas station where they poured gasoline through my hair until all that super adhesive was dissolved. I had to take a few baths to get the smell out. Eww.
     
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    Take a shower LOL.
     
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    Flies breed in garbage. The solution is to pour a couple of gallons of bleach in the dumpster or dumpsters. Problem solved.
     
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    Get out of the camper <GG>. I use the camper as a bed and rain refuge only.

    This was a clean, low volume campground on a weekday but there were flies all over. It was 10 miles from the closest house.

    These come with a loop. any tree would work.
     
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    jmkay1 2004 Fleetwood/Coleman Utah

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    Ah Gotcha you hang it outside. I thought you were talking about flys got in your camper. You know, I never thought fly strips would work outdoors. Figured rain, humidity, dirt/pollin would make it worthless in no time. Glad you figured what works for you. FYI I do hang out outside unless awful weather brings me in. Or in one case mosquitoes so bad they could carry you away.
     
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    we had these fly strips when I was a child, back in the 50s, on the farm.
     
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    They'll work outdoors but won't really affect the population numbers enough to provide much relief...
     
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    If you see me on this board it means it is raining outside, early morn coffee or lunch.<GG>
     
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    For some reason we have an extraordinary amount of flys this yr. I don’t normally have a problem with them in the house but this yr they seem to be able to get in. I bought those fly strips, hung one in my kitchen but it hasn’t gotten a fly yet. So in went out and bought 2 of those fly bait bags and hung one in the back yard as far from the house as I could. It was darn near full in a week so I hung up the other. Now it’s almost full. But I don’t get any flys in the house anymore. I don’t know how practical one would be for camping. I guess it would depend on how the sites are situated. Boy do they stink but they work.
     
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    Just use some sealable lunch bags, fill up half full of water and hang them on your canopy. 1 on each side and 2 in front. Not 1 fly will come close to your camper again.
     
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    Google "irish spring house flies" might work, might not.
     
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    My son was using one of those fly strips to catch the hornets that are so prevalent this time of year. It worked rather well at luring them to their doom.
     
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    They have those fly straps in a biff at one of the state forest campgrounds we go too, ugly when loaded with dead flies! Yuk.
     
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