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Old 08-06-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
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It's not just you. I've been fighting them all summer. I got some traps, but they are too smart and get out....
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:32 PM   #2
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I have flies every time I fire up the offset or the WSM. Their not in the smoker just hanging around. I placed one of those sticky strips in the basement (unfinished basement) just inside the door that stays open alot while I BBQ and the kids play.
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:40 PM   #3
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Set something really nasty about 24 feet away for them to play with.
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It's even too dry for the flies where I'm at.

My backyard looks like the Sahara desert.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:26 PM   #5
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Try a plastic bag full of water with two pennys in it, hung up around the area you want to keep te flys away from.
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Old 08-06-2007, 05:32 PM   #6
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How strange. I have had flies all summer. Are the flies the little black ones or slightly larger green shiny flies?

A bag o' water with pennies? Sounds like witchcraft! How does it work? I was going to grind up some chrysanthemum flour but can not seem to find any.
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Old 08-06-2007, 06:49 PM   #7
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How strange. I have had flies all summer. Are the flies the little black ones or slightly larger green shiny flies?

A bag o' water with pennies? Sounds like witchcraft! How does it work? I was going to grind up some chrysanthemum flour but can not seem to find any.
Don't even know if it works, just saw it on the food network twice in the last couple of days on different shows so there may be something to it, or there may not!
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:11 PM   #8
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some people say the flies fly up and see their reflection in the bags
and think it's a giant fly with two pennies. And that scares the shit
out of them because they have no money whatsoever, and they fly back to fly land to regroup and plot new strategies.

I like the Big Wheel method . Take a giant cow pattie and put it
200 yards away from your cooksite. All the flies will mysteriously
stay 200 yards away from your cooksite, 300 if you put two pennies
on the cow pattie.
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some people say the flies fly up and see their reflection in the bags
and think it's a giant fly with two pennies. And that scares the shit
out of them because they have no money whatsoever, and they fly back to fly land to regroup and plot new strategies.

I like the Big Wheel method . Take a giant cow pattie and put it
200 yards away from your cooksite. All the flies will mysteriously
stay 200 yards away from your cooksite, 300 if you put two pennies
on the cow pattie.
[smilie=a_rolling.gif] [smilie=lol_xtreme.gif] :damnfunny
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Old 08-06-2007, 11:15 PM   #10
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If they are the smaller of the flies here is a fool proof method.

Take a long cylindrical vase and fill it with 1-2 cups of apple cider vinegar (no other type) then take a plain white piece of 8 x 10 paper and make a funnel out of it (make sure to use tape) . Place the funnel into the vase making sure the bottom does not touch the vinegar.Tape the funnel in two or three places from the outside so that there is no gap between the glass and the cone.

The flies will fly down into the funnel then into the vase and get trapped. They cannot figure out how to get out.

Works really well for us whenever we have fruit flies too.
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:31 AM   #11
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I thought you had a recipe for them.
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Old 08-07-2007, 08:25 AM   #12
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I noticed that the flies are attracted to carbon monoxide. They were buzzing my chimney with white smoke pouring out of it like it was a food.
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Flies are nasty fricken things. Hate them.
I have not seen 1 honey bee this year. Not 1.
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Old 08-07-2007, 04:54 PM   #14
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Flies are nasty fricken things. Hate them.
I have not seen 1 honey bee this year. Not 1.
Want some bees, I'll ship you a couple. [smilie=a_ivegotmail.gif]
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Flies are nasty fricken things. Hate them.
I have not seen 1 honey bee this year. Not 1.
They used to be everywhere when I was a kid.

My aunt and uncle were bee keepers. My dad loved the sourwood honey but all of it was good to me!!!
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