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Old 11-15-2010, 12:12 AM   #29
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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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I believe it is $100 dollar bills and then you hang the baggies on my front porch.
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:46 AM   #30
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This time of year we get what we call cluster flies...reminds me of the song Phish wrote called Farmhouse

Welcome this is a Farmhouse
We have cluster flies alas
And this time of year is bad
We are so very sorry,
There's little we can do
But swat them
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Old 11-15-2010, 06:54 AM   #31
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We purchased a screen for the rear doors of our Interstate, which attaches with velcro strips all the way around the opening and zips up the center. It is great in good weather, so you can enjoy the outdoors without the insects.

We don't have a screen for the sliding side door opening, but are considering purchasing one. The Interstate is in storage across town, and I don't recall the name of the manufacturer, but a Class B dealer may be able to tell you. They are made-to-order, very good quality and easy to install.

This is a similar item.

Bug Off Instant Screen - Real Goods

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Old 11-15-2010, 07:21 AM   #32
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I think that is a great one..Maggie. I will try a look at it.
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Old 11-15-2010, 07:50 AM   #33
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Eastern New Mexico...near Clovis.
In that area there are several cattle operations, especially just across the border in Texas. These can support huge populations of flies and mosquitoes.

A search of EPA water discharge permits in Clovis shows two feedlots, nine dairy operations, and three classified as beef cattle, except feedlots (whatever that means). A similar search for Friona, TX, only 35 miles northeast turns up 12 feedlots and 33 dairy operations. While dairy operations have a lot of cattle, feedlots often have 80,000 to 100,000 cattle in a concentrated area. The one I worked in one summer in college, back in the 1970s, had 100,000 and that was the norm for feedlots around Friona then.

In short, it's fly and bug heaven there.
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Old 11-15-2010, 09:27 PM   #34
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I'm with Crusty! I've used the water 1/2 filled bag and they worked for me! I saw them for the first time at a Bar-B-Que joint. Never thought they would work but tried them once at State Park in Galveston when flies were bad and they did reduce the number of flies subtantially! Now, I know this is not going to look good coming from two Texans, but give it a try!
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Old 11-16-2010, 03:59 AM   #35
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We tried the pennies and bag trick at an event this past summer. The results were astounding: more flies on the bag of water and pennies than on the tent they were hanging from.
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In that area there are several cattle operations, especially just across the border in Texas. These can support huge populations of flies and mosquitoes.

A search of EPA water discharge permits in Clovis shows two feedlots, nine dairy operations, and three classified as beef cattle, except feedlots (whatever that means). A similar search for Friona, TX, only 35 miles northeast turns up 12 feedlots and 33 dairy operations. While dairy operations have a lot of cattle, feedlots often have 80,000 to 100,000 cattle in a concentrated area. The one I worked in one summer in college, back in the 1970s, had 100,000 and that was the norm for feedlots around Friona then.

In short, it's fly and bug heaven there.
I think you hit the nail on the head. I do see massive cattle operations and smell the aroma that goes along with it. My right arm is getting really sore from murdering flies all day and I'm beginning to realize it's a losing battle. I think my only solution is to move on. Thanks for the great tips everyone.
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I think you hit the nail on the head. I do see massive cattle operations and smell the aroma that goes along with it. My right arm is getting really sore from murdering flies all day and I'm beginning to realize it's a losing battle. I think my only solution is to move on. Thanks for the great tips everyone.
Hi Smoky,

"Funny" you should mention that, I started to add "I haven't even mentioned the smell" to my post.

Of course you're getting a nice workout on your arm.

If you haven't done it yet, you should check out Palo Duro Canyon just south of Amarillo. It's beautiful, and I don't remember flies there-a little further from the cattle operations (it has been a while, though).
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Hmm ... James you brought up a point that I hadn't considered - maybe it only works on flies that prefer BBQ as their staple diet - that might be a subspecies that scientists are unaware of, but it seems like they ought to be able to see the little cowboy hats, belt buckles and pairs of boots under a microscope.
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28deg. in the Pan Handle area. Damn! hose Texas flies are tuff.
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Does anyone think about using air door for our trailers ?
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Eastern New Mexico...near Clovis.
Clovis is notorious for both wind and flies. If there's no wind you get flies, due to all the feedlots surrounding the town.

I have flypaper on hand in my trailer and so far haven't used it. I use it in my stick house (neighbors have cattle) and it works. So if you can get over the ugly do that. It really does keep the numbers down particularly if you hang it from a light and leave the light on for a while in the evening. Much less hassle than a bug zapper.
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