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Offline Telesphorus

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« on: September 10, 2011, 02:21:28 PM »
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  • I'm getting tired of swatting them.  The door had to be kept open the other day and the house has been invaded.

    I put up fly paper by the trash but it's not catching nearly enough of them.

    What will attract flies the best?  Anyone have suggestions?

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    « Reply #1 on: September 10, 2011, 02:25:00 PM »
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    I'm getting tired of swatting them.  The door had to be kept open the other day and the house has been invaded.

    I put up fly paper by the trash but it's not catching nearly enough of them.

    What will attract flies the best?  Anyone have suggestions?


     :roll-laugh1: I can't help but think of an expression that my dad used to say when my mom would say the unsavory word for excrement.

    "Don't. It draws flies."

     :jester:
    Matthew 5:37

    But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

    My Avatar is Fr. Hector Bolduc. He was a faithful parish priest in De Pere, WI,


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    « Reply #2 on: September 10, 2011, 02:28:13 PM »
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    I'm getting tired of swatting them.  The door had to be kept open the other day and the house has been invaded.

    I put up fly paper by the trash but it's not catching nearly enough of them.

    What will attract flies the best?  Anyone have suggestions?


     :roll-laugh1: I can't help but think of an expression that my dad used to say when my mom would say the unsavory word for excrement.

    "Don't. It draws flies."

     :jester:


     :laugh1:

    You by chance originally from the South?  :scratchchin:  :smirk:
    "I think that Catholicism, that's as sane as people can get."  - Jordan Peterson

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    « Reply #3 on: September 10, 2011, 02:28:51 PM »
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    I'm getting tired of swatting them.  The door had to be kept open the other day and the house has been invaded.

    I put up fly paper by the trash but it's not catching nearly enough of them.

    What will attract flies the best?  Anyone have suggestions?


     :roll-laugh1: I can't help but think of an expression that my dad used to say when my mom would say the unsavory word for excrement.

    "Don't. It draws flies."

     :jester:


     :laugh1:

    You by chance originally from the South?  :scratchchin:  :smirk:


    Lived in Texas for 7 years when I was a girl.  :cowboy:
    Matthew 5:37

    But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

    My Avatar is Fr. Hector Bolduc. He was a faithful parish priest in De Pere, WI,

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    « Reply #4 on: September 10, 2011, 03:04:52 PM »
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  • another texan! ss said that 99% of the people on trad cath boards are not texans, but i beg to differ.


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    « Reply #5 on: September 10, 2011, 04:33:41 PM »
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  • You're not a native Texan unless your great-great-great grandfather fought in the Alamo.  :drillsergeant:
    Matthew 5:37

    But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

    My Avatar is Fr. Hector Bolduc. He was a faithful parish priest in De Pere, WI,

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    « Reply #6 on: September 10, 2011, 06:24:40 PM »
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  • Tele, what you could try is opening a can of beer and adding some sugar or honey to it and see if that works.
    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

    "We must risk something for God!"~Hernan Cortes


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    « Reply #7 on: September 10, 2011, 06:40:06 PM »
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    You're not a native Texan unless your great-great-great grandfather fought in the Alamo.  :drillsergeant:


    in new york city the rule is "live here consecutive 15 years and you can be an official new yorker."

    but i am not so proud of the feat. i stuck here.


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    « Reply #8 on: September 10, 2011, 07:47:58 PM »
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    You're not a native Texan unless your great-great-great grandfather fought in the Alamo.  :drillsergeant:


    My family missed that by about 20 years. We've only been here since 1857.
    "I think that Catholicism, that's as sane as people can get."  - Jordan Peterson

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    « Reply #9 on: September 10, 2011, 08:50:45 PM »
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    You're not a native Texan unless your great-great-great grandfather fought in the Alamo.  :drillsergeant:


    My family missed that by about 20 years. We've only been here since 1857.


    That's what the people there used to tell us when we moved there.

    Even though I have a brother and a sister who were born there, they weren't considered natives.
    Matthew 5:37

    But let your speech be yea, yea: no, no: and that which is over and above these, is of evil.

    My Avatar is Fr. Hector Bolduc. He was a faithful parish priest in De Pere, WI,

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    « Reply #10 on: September 11, 2011, 08:34:24 PM »
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  • Not sure about house flies (like the big ones), but with fruit flies I have several years of expertise in killing them.

    Poor man's fruit fly trap:  Plastic party cup, food-grade plastic baggie, rubber band, apple vinegar, dish soap.

    Cut the plastic baggie from corner to corner making a "triangle" and cut the corner to make it into a "cone/funnel". Make with enough overhang so you can place it to cover the plastic party cup and use the rubber band to seal it on. Before this though, pour roughly 3/4" inch deep level of apple vinegar and a drop of dish soap to break the surface tension.
    Leave many cups on different areas near the sink, trashcan, etc and watch them collect. EWWW!!


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    « Reply #11 on: September 11, 2011, 08:46:48 PM »
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    Not sure about house flies (like the big ones), but with fruit flies I have several years of expertise in killing them.

    Poor man's fruit fly trap:  Plastic party cup, food-grade plastic baggie, rubber band, apple vinegar, dish soap.

    Cut the plastic baggie from corner to corner making a "triangle" and cut the corner to make it into a "cone/funnel". Make with enough overhang so you can place it to cover the plastic party cup and use the rubber band to seal it on. Before this though, pour roughly 3/4" inch deep level of apple vinegar and a drop of dish soap to break the surface tension.
    Leave many cups on different areas near the sink, trashcan, etc and watch them collect. EWWW!!


    Fruit flies are a cinch.  I use the sticky strips.  Beer is irresistable to them.

    The ordinary, agile house fly is another matter.  A good swatter makes it a lot easier.  I caught a lot on a strip one day (because there were so many) but the next day I had much less luck.

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    « Reply #12 on: September 11, 2011, 11:10:53 PM »
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  •  :scratchchin:

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    « Reply #13 on: September 11, 2011, 11:41:03 PM »
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  • Fruit flies have to be kept from breeding by pouring bleach down the drains regularly until the infestation is gone.


     

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