Other than flypaper sticky tape are other options available? Little
critters flying in the kitchen and a bunch more in the aluminum cans
recycle bag are bugging me to the limit! Pun intended. Would still
prefer to get rid of whatever they are.
On Thu, 06 Jul 2006 12:05:08 -0400, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
We had a horrible infestation this spring.
We bring them in with our bananas(as eggs), so we had to start
covering the bananas with bags. The only thing we've found to kill
them is a fly swatter.
I placed a cut up banana in the sink and when they found it, I
sprayed them 'flying insect' killer.
It didn't kill a one.
So I just got out the Raid and used that. About 10 percent sucumbed
to the raid, the others got healthier.
Next, I tried MALATHION spray. Again, most flew away.
Finally, I got the fly swatter out and went after them one by one.
If they are dark or black, and walk around real fast when you approach,
check your sewer drain traps or decomposing organic material(poop). If they
have red eyes and fly immediately without making a run for it first, they
are probably after your fruit. Look for horse, or other animal fly spray
either in an aerosol or spray bottle. The active ingredient will be
pyrethrins. It will also have Piperonyl buteroxifici-something, and
Oxyl-bicyclorifi-stuff(or similar =/). Permethrins is a synthetic, and I'm
not convinced it is as safe around our parrot. Camicide is a name brand. It
is harder to find around these parts, but upon visiting Jeffries, and
Tractor Supply, and other farm supply houses, I found what I was looking for
in most "fly spray" bottles. Pyrethrins is the only active ingredient in
some back rub chemicals we used for flys and lice for cattle, unless we
mixed it with diesel fuel. Diesel made it last longer, or "residual". Flea
and tick chemical has pyrethrins in it, but also contains other chemicals
that may not be so safe around dogs and cats in quantity, and also makes it
"residual", meaning it sticks around for things to walk through it. That may
not be what you want. The little tubes that you squeeze on the nap of their
neck usually contains pyrethrin, or permethrin. One of the good things about
Camicide and such, containing only pyrethrin is the fact that it is not a
residual chemical. Wait a little bit for it to evaporate from the floor and
it is safe to go back in, although I wouldn't shoot a fly off my tea glass
with it or anything without washing it first. ;) Hope that helps. Oh, and
fly paper made out of something bright yellow usually helps attract them.
Maybe they think it's a banana or something, but color does make a
difference in attractants.
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