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My shop is a converted garage and is constantly bombarded with flies and other insects. For the past few years I have used those fly catchers that are glued tape that unrolls out of a tube and hangs by the windows. Lately I have used rodent glue traps that are shallow black containers or white paper sheets that are covered or filled with a very sticky goo. I place them on the window sill and they catch 4 or 5 times more than the fly catchers and my shop stays nearly fly free and better yet almost fly spec free!!

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There must be something attracting them.

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My shed is my car port...the flies blow in....the flies blow out.

I agree with Theo. There must be something in the shed bringing them in if they are a real problem.

I have heard that insect activity is a problem during your short Summer.

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I have a propane powered mosquito trap, and the thing is worth its weight in gold. It has a black and white tacky trap with alternating triangles that traps the black flies by the dozens.

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I have found an easy cure for this by trying to avoid mosquitoes. You can buy a simple bottle Eucalyptus oil. Insects hate it. It beats any mosquito repellant I have ever seen and. flies just stay away. I put it in my hair and beard for mosquitoes, and found the flies also stay away. If you have a fan in your shop you can soak a cotton ball or small rag in it and attach it to the fan and it will fill the room with a very pleasant odor that insects hate. We have livestock in the fields around us, and flies can sometimes be a real nuisance. Not enough rain here for many mosquitoes in quite a while.

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Hi Dick I will try your advice today as I live on a farm and we have lots of flies, when the cattle are in the field behind the house .

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I have found an easy cure for this by trying to avoid mosquitoes. You can buy a simple bottle Eucalyptus oil. Insects hate it. It beats any mosquito repellant I have ever seen and. flies just stay away. I put it in my hair and beard for mosquitoes, and found the flies also stay away. If you have a fan in your shop you can soak a cotton ball or small rag in it and attach it to the fan and it will fill the room with a very pleasant odor that insects hate. We have livestock in the fields around us, and flies can sometimes be a real nuisance. Not enough rain here for many mosquitoes in quite a while.
Thanks for the tip, Dick.

Must remember this once Summer arrives.

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My shop is a converted garage and is constantly bombarded with flies and other insects. For the past few years I have used those fly catchers that are glued tape that unrolls out of a tube and hangs by the windows. Lately I have used rodent glue traps that are shallow black containers or white paper sheets that are covered or filled with a very sticky goo. I place them on the window sill and they catch 4 or 5 times more than the fly catchers and my shop stays nearly fly free and better yet almost fly spec free!!

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Believe it or not, this actually works and is almost free.

Fill a sandwich bag full of water and drop a few pennies in the bottom. Hang up near the entrance/s.

There are various theories as to why it works, but who cares as long as it does?
Since using this method, we don't see flies indoors at all.

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Believe it or not, this actually works and is almost free.

Fill a sandwich bag full of water and drop a few pennies in the bottom. Hang up near the entrance/s.

There are various theories as to why it works, but who cares as long as it does?
Since using this method, we don't see flies indoors at all.
Hi Alan only one problem here in S A we don't have pennies any more we only have cheap money copper coated steel. regards carl

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Hi Alan only one problem here in S A we don't have pennies any more we only have cheap money copper coated steel. regards carl
That's all you need.
I don't think it's the metal content, more the colour.
Some have even said it works without the pennies!

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