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Old 11-13-2010, 04:44 PM   #15
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I agree flies need a source of food, though stuff we can't see probably provides a meal for them. But they congregate on a few windows and how many meals are there? Do they cannibalize dead flies?

They rarely fly more than a few feet from the glass and mostly just walk up it, fly down to the bottom of the glass and walk up again, and again, and again. Did you ever notice bugs walk up windows, but rarely down?

Very few show up in the kitchen or dining room where there is always a feast.

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Old 11-13-2010, 04:45 PM   #16
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Eastern New Mexico...near Clovis.
That's high desert like here, though we are higher. I wonder if this is happening in the southwest?

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Old 11-13-2010, 07:20 PM   #17
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:58 PM   #18
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We haven't noticed an increase in flys in Arizona, although the mosquitos have been worse this past year or two. In Phoenix, the mosquitos breed in the green swimming pools in the back yards of foreclosed homes. This summer they fogged more than usual, which helped. However, our city, county and state budgets are in the red; and they might not have much money for this next summer.

Around our house, geckos take care of many of flying insects that are drawn to porch lights. We don't scare them off; they're good luck.

Right now, the number of insects is decreasing with the nightime temperatures dropping into the 50's. In another few weeks, we won't have hardly any outdoor insects (great for camping).

We visited the Colorado Rockies this past summer, and the high mountain mosquitos were pretty bad. I think this is normal for places where there's a lot of running water. Fortunately, it was cool enough where we camped that we wore light jackets most of the time; so we didn't get eaten up too bad.

The summer before last we went to Yellowstone -- Yikes! We would have gotten eaten up if we hadn't brought hooded sweatshirts and deet. The resort hotel tourists in their t-shirts and docker shorts were covered with mosquitos. We probably looked kind of funny all covered up in long pants and hoodies, but we weren't the ones covered with welts from all the bites.
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Glad to hear you'r in New Mexico- no flies here, it's snowing!
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Old 11-13-2010, 10:25 PM   #20
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In some horror movies, they show flies around when there is evil in the area.
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Old 11-14-2010, 08:41 AM   #22
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No screen door

My Curtis does not have a screen door. Neither does it have a door within a door set up. I was wondering if a bead curtain across he doorway would work to keep flying insects out and still provide air flow and light. Any body have a solution?
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A couple of ideas.
Melody Ranch We used to use a sheer curtain over the doorway .if you get some weights on the bottom it hangs in the doorway pretty good or magnets if you can find aluminum ones help keep it in place and there is always velcro.
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Also have used fly spray for horses that has citronella oil or you can get just the oil . I would spray it around where the flies are getting in at. If you spray it on material makes sure it doesn't stain.
I would spray it on the door curtain or screen door.
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Around our house, geckos take care of many of flying insects that are drawn to porch lights. We don't scare them off; they're good luck.
So geckos are insurance against flying insects. Hmmm, I guess we bought the wrong brand of insurance.

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So geckos are insurance against flying insects. Hmmm, I guess we bought the wrong brand of insurance.

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That's funny Gene.

Someone mentioned the electric handheld fly "swatter". This seems like a good option because it doesn't squish the bugs, just kills them. Flys are pretty easy to kill with them. You can also get your spouses attention in a hurry with one...

Another variation on the baggie idea that I was told about:
Blow up a sandwich size brown paper bag, tie a string around the neck. Place the bag up high outside your door entrance(s), supposedly flys won't enter that door. I heard they think it is a wasp nest???
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My Curtis does not have a screen door. Neither does it have a door within a door set up. I was wondering if a bead curtain across he doorway would work to keep flying insects out and still provide air flow and light. Any body have a solution?
16 years ago, we bought a Casita trailer that had no screen. It had a curved door like an Airstream. We bought a screen for it that hung from the top of door opening, It was 4 or 5 overlapping vertical panels of mosquito net like fabric. The panels had a rubber (or something like it) border around each panel with a much wider rubber strip at the bottom of each panel to provide weight.

It worked fairly well. but I have no ideas about how to find something like that again. It was a product made for RVs.

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I've been told about those baggies and the water, but I think there is something else that is supposed to go into the baggie besides water -- like pennies or something? I just can't remember what it is............one of those things that at the time I thought "That's great, I'm going to remember that", but now I can't.

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