Is it just me, or are others around the country suffering an excess of flies
this year? Seems like every room you go in, there's one or two of the
annoying little bastards buzzing about, and as fast as you get rid of them,
there's more to replace them. And they seem more resistant than normal to
flyspray. I've always used blue Raid in an aerosol can, being particularly
pleased with its 'knock down' abilities, but it seems that this year, you
can score a direct hit, and still the bloody things are dive bombing you
five minutes later ...
On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 12:23:57 +0100, Arfa Daily wrote:
Weird, they've been really bad this side of the Pond this year, too. I've
hardly seen any bees or wasps (and no nests to deal with), but flies
(mozzies in particular) are all over the place.
Maybe it's the first signs of the 2012 apocalypse? (Err, I mean, olympics)
Not personally noticed any increase this year. We have one of those
high voltage / uv zappers in both the farm kitchen and the room I use
for meat production, and they both need regular emptying - highly
effective and they don't smell (*) unlike flysprays.
(*) unless a particularly large moth gets stuck and burns a bit !
I too have suspended wooden floors, and the only places in the whole house
that have carpet, are the bedrooms upstairs. All of the downstairs floors,
including the conservatory which also has a suspended wood sub floor, are
clad with laminate. I really don't know where they are all coming from.
Three or four years back, we had an issue in the village, with an egg farm
about a mile away. Apparently, they weren't cleaning out the sheds properly,
or were leaving what they had cleaned out, including dead chickens, in piles
on the land. That year, there was an absolute infestation of flies for about
a month, until the council closed them down and removed the cause. I'm not
aware of any such circumstance this year though, so it's a bit of a mystery
They are sneaky cunning creatures that did not come from our world. They are
man's oldest nightmare and I will kill anything with more than four legs.
It's not looking too good for the dog at the moment.
I think that was in BGH itself, in fact.
I thought the later sequels were much weaker, at least the two of them
I've read. Relying too much on "and suddenly something unpredictable
happened" - unless you happen to like trekkie crossovers and suchlike ;)
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On Sat, 30 Jul 2011 16:12:06 +0100, Steve Walker wrote:
I was thinking that there doesn't seem to be as many as normal
either. But then the weather has been decidedly cool for summer,
overnight is down to or below 10C and day time really strugles to get
to 20C. Roughly 5C cooler than normal.
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