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Fly's

BobDangerBobDanger Posts: 212
Fly's are incredible here this year. I cook in my gazebo and try my best to keep it clean but these bastages are driving me crazy. I've hung the fly paper (removed from photo cause full) but it's like emptying the ocean one bucket at a time. I'm concerned about spraying anything where I cook...but the bastages gotta go.

Pic of my cooking area.


Any remedies? 


Eastern Shore Virginia 

Medium & Mini Max
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  • BobDangerBobDanger Posts: 212
    ColtsFan said:


    Get yourself a bug-a-salt. Ridiculous how much fun it is to shoot bugs 

    That's just one shot one kill, I need rapid fire. An I gotta zapper just like that one but these SOB's are fast.
    Eastern Shore Virginia 

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  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,869
    Where do you live, Bob?  I didn't move back to South Dakota when I finished my AF career largely on getting away from flies, and mostly mosquitoes.  I can step out of my kitchen to the back patio to fiddle with the egg for a few minutes, do not have to shut the door as there are just no flying insects around, occasionally a bee.  They do become a problem closer to the GSL/ salt marshes, but up on a bench to the Wasatch Mountains, just no flying bugs!  
     

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  • TN_EggerTN_Egger Posts: 623
    Fly's what?

    A BGE chiminea, a small and a 17" BS in Las Cruces, NM

  • johnnypjohnnyp Posts: 3,233
    BobDanger said:
    Fly's are incredible here this year. I cook in my gazebo and try my best to keep it clean but these bastages are driving me crazy. I've hung the fly paper (removed from photo cause full) but it's like emptying the ocean one bucket at a time. I'm concerned about spraying anything where I cook...but the bastages gotta go.

    Pic of my cooking area.


    Any remedies? 


    Flying insects don’t like flying through wind.

    turn that fan on or install a ceiling fan. 
    XL & MM BGE, 36" Blackstone - Newport News, VA
  • BobDangerBobDanger Posts: 212
    Botch said:
    Where do you live, Bob?  I didn't move back to South Dakota when I finished my AF career largely on getting away from flies, and mostly mosquitoes.  I can step out of my kitchen to the back patio to fiddle with the egg for a few minutes, do not have to shut the door as there are just no flying insects around, occasionally a bee.  They do become a problem closer to the GSL/ salt marshes, but up on a bench to the Wasatch Mountains, just no flying bugs!  
     


    I live on the Eastern Shore Virginia...bout a mile from the salt marsh. 

    Just some reason they are thick this year...
    Eastern Shore Virginia 

    Medium & Mini Max
  • BobDangerBobDanger Posts: 212
    johnnyp said:
    BobDanger said:
    Fly's are incredible here this year. I cook in my gazebo and try my best to keep it clean but these bastages are driving me crazy. I've hung the fly paper (removed from photo cause full) but it's like emptying the ocean one bucket at a time. I'm concerned about spraying anything where I cook...but the bastages gotta go.

    Pic of my cooking area.


    Any remedies? 


    Flying insects don’t like flying through wind.

    turn that fan on or install a ceiling fan. 

    I here you...too cold for the fan today, and I do need a ceiling fan...had one but it rusted out.
    Eastern Shore Virginia 

    Medium & Mini Max
  • Jupiter JimJupiter Jim Posts: 3,247
    I don't know why you have more this year and the only way I know of killing a lot of them is to use fly bait that you can get at most feed stores for farmers. I used it years ago when I had two dog in a outdoor dog run and the dog poop attracted fly's even though I cleaned it up every day, they would land on it and you could watch them die! It was a granule like fertilizer. I do know that as soon as they smell the smoke from the BGE they come a flying.  

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  • BobDangerBobDanger Posts: 212
    Might be because of the farm field behind my house.  They put down chicken manure several weeks ago but it has rained so much since, it all long gone.

    Just never seen it this bad.
    Eastern Shore Virginia 

    Medium & Mini Max
  • Thomasc18Thomasc18 Posts: 181
    It always seems horrible this time of year
    Madison, AL
  • BobDangerBobDanger Posts: 212
    I think JupiterJim is on spot, I never gave thought to the manure they put down in the field behind my house. Its just never been this bad. 

    Maybe because the wind has been blowing my way coming across the field for the last several days and the rain...anywho...I hate the bastages.

    Backyard a few minutes ago.

    Eastern Shore Virginia 

    Medium & Mini Max
  • blastingblasting Posts: 5,934
    @BobDanger

    can't help you with the flys, but wanted to compliment you on your property - looks very nice
    Phoenix 
  • BobDangerBobDanger Posts: 212
    danv23 said:
    Rapid fire? No problem.  Drop a screw as it is in the "fire" position. Pump to your heart's delight as you don't have to pop it back to "fire" position, ever. 


    I like it...Ill just have to go and buy a couple pounds of salt.:)
    Eastern Shore Virginia 

    Medium & Mini Max
  • BotchBotch Posts: 6,869
    What's next, a bump stock?   =)
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  • DoubleEggerDoubleEgger Posts: 13,518
    danv23 said:
    Rapid fire? No problem.  Drop a screw as it is in the "fire" position. Pump to your heart's delight as you don't have to pop it back to "fire" position, ever. 

    The most informative thing I’ve read on the forum in a while. It’s on like Donkey Kong! 


  • danv23danv23 Posts: 828
    danv23 said:
    Rapid fire? No problem.  Drop a screw as it is in the "fire" position. Pump to your heart's delight as you don't have to pop it back to "fire" position, ever. 

    The most informative thing I’ve read on the forum in a while. It’s on like Donkey Kong! 


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  • GrillSgtGrillSgt Posts: 2,250
    Worst I’ve ever seen it at this time of year. We have fly spray systems in all the barns and it’s not helping as much as normal. I can’t ever remember seeing flys on the boat but they were bothersome this weekend. Wetter and warmer than normal. 
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  • northGAcocknorthGAcock Posts: 11,270
    When we sit around the outdoor table in the summer, we issue all a fly swatta....the worst is when one lands on your body. 
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  • JohnInCarolinaJohnInCarolina Posts: 12,834
    Someone needs to invent a drone that just flies around autonomously swooping up and assassinating flies.
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  • EoinEoin Posts: 2,015
    Someone needs to invent a drone that just flies around autonomously swooping up and assassinating flies.
    A bat, for example.
  • Killit_and_GrillitKillit_and_Grillit Posts: 3,983
    Find a couple of weekdays y’all aren’t using your outside space. Drop the spine of a spatchcock chicken or something sweet in a large trash can. Get a pack of glue fly traps. Stretch them all over like lattice work. 

    My neighbors don’t pick up their dog’s poop. Maggots and larvae were one side of the house last July. I did this and a week later it just kinda quit.

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  • DuckDogDrDuckDogDr Posts: 803
    First saw the headline and thought initially this was going to be a post about fly fishing tackle
  • BobDangerBobDanger Posts: 212
    DuckDogDr said:
    First saw the headline and thought initially this was going to be a post about fly fishing tackle

    Kinda is...just gotta put a hook thru em.
    Eastern Shore Virginia 

    Medium & Mini Max
  • RascalRascal Posts: 3,875
    Dynamite!!!~~
  • Ag83Ag83 Posts: 28
    Now I gotta go modify my bug-a-salt....be right back! =)
  • Markarm4119Markarm4119 Posts: 369
    Mild winter, lots of spring rain and adjacent fields fertilized with poop = fly nirvana.
    Bait and turn on the fan. Kill it and grilling suggestions will help also.
    LBGE, and just enough knowledge and gadgets to be dangerous .
    Buford,Ga.
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 28,182
    Fly's are terrible.  Sounds like you need to treat the area with Ortho Bug B Gon.   

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  • WebassWebass Posts: 157

    I use these hanging in the back yard away from the deck.  Purchased at HD.  Doesn't completely eliminate but they catch a lot!

     

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  • SonVoltSonVolt Posts: 1,159
    North Alabama may as well be Ethiopia during Spring.  Once it gets super hot they disappear.  
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