Getting rid of flies in house

plumsmum

Regular Member
I last used these a decade ago when @JessCheekyMia cockatiel Cheeky flew into it and got all stuck to it. Luckily a good shower was enough to remove the fly paper. After that, fly paper was banned from our home.

During the summer months, we have windows and doors open for ventilation, our windows and doors have net curtains fitted, not just across the top, but I've put my sewing skills into action and these are also fitted down the side and bottom using a hem and curtain wire, hooks and eyes. Our doors are only fitted from top (two wires that runs along at the top one for each curtain) and sides, each door have two curtains that over lap down the middle to allow me to walk through them. I've also have a bead curtains as well as the nets for our outside doors. Our windows also have a window restrictiors fitted. All our internal doors have net curtains also fitted. We seem to keep most of the flies out and all our birds in. Any flies that do enter our house, I catch using a glass jam jar over them and releasing them back into the wild. As much as we see them as pests, they are actually good for the environment

I have only got one in the Kitchen hun - a bird free zone. Great in as much as getting loads of tiny flies that get stuck easily. Yes I'd always prefer to let them out than kill!
 

Steve Ducks

Banned
I do have an almost commercial level fly killer which I rarely use - its like what you would see in a chip shop - i dont like the blue light
 

Steve Ducks

Banned
It's quality over quantity every time hun with birds, anything that risks illness is a NO, NO! Think how much it is saving in vets bills as another way around to buying smaller but better quality? Also check your keeping conditions, is it too humid? Check for mildew also!

Remember the old adage "it in doubt throw it out!"
I think I should probably split into bags and keep in a sealed box - at mo i just have open bags about. Once I get the GW i’m thinkng I will get thru a bag quicker. But yes as soon as i see the moths in future I’m going to throw out the bag. At mo I am on Johnson NUmber 1
 

plumsmum

Regular Member
I think I should probably split into bags and keep in a sealed box - at mo i just have open bags about. Once I get the GW i’m thinkng I will get thru a bag quicker. But yes as soon as i see the moths in future I’m going to throw out the bag. At mo I am on Johnson NUmber 1
I think it would be better to buy what you need and use in a sensible time frame, keeping in a sealed box is a must too. Just had a note in a delivery today and says to keep food products below 15 deg C to help prevent infestations of Maize Weevils/Moths and other bugs!
 
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