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Oh she wouldn't hurt a fly

35 replies

Laurajjj · 16/06/2019 21:18

I just fly spray'd two flies that have been annoying me buzzing around. They fell to the floor and then did that spinning around on the floor thing. I Swear flies do the biggest guilt trip before they die.

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velourvoyageur · 16/06/2019 22:19

Because you tortur'd them, maybe?

Laurajjj · 16/06/2019 22:37

I know I know bad me

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justilou1 · 16/06/2019 22:38

I loathe them. Totally worth it.

Sparklyring · 16/06/2019 22:41

Detest shit flies.

Laurajjj · 16/06/2019 22:44

Has to be done doesn't it. Disgusting things. Just wish they didn't do the spinning around thing.

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stayathomegardener · 16/06/2019 22:52

Do you never wonder what that stuff does to you based on the flys demise?

littleyellowwellies · 16/06/2019 23:31

We've got one of those electric fly swats! Now THOSE are really horrible to watch!!!

buckeejit · 16/06/2019 23:34

I love my electric swat though rarely use it. Ds was 5 when we told him never to touch it & then he managed to get it at parents house & we heard the buzz, oowww from ds & he appeared with a big red nose! 😬

PurpleCrazyHorse · 16/06/2019 23:47

3yo DS zapped himself with an electric fly swatter, he thought it was a tennis racket! Still not sure why he hit himself with it.

MattMagnolia · 17/06/2019 05:56

You spray poison inside your house then breathe it in? Don’t leave out anything to attract flies then they won’t hang around or do any harm.

Clutterbugsmum · 17/06/2019 07:28

How the fuck can not attract flies in to the house. They come in anyway and there's sod all you can do about it.

cantfindname · 17/06/2019 07:34

I keep a big bunch of mint on the kitchen windowsill. Someone told me it helps and it does seem to. My problem is the bloody cat never finishes a meal and the stinky catfood attracts them.

CigarsofthePharoahs · 17/06/2019 07:43

It's because the fly spray is basically nerve gas.
However I also hate flies. And clothes moths. And carpet moths. Horrible things.
I balance it out by helping bees when I can. Last year I rescued two from my son's paddling pool. I used kitchen roll in a bowl for them to dry off and put some sugar solution in the bottom.
One survived.

MegaClutterSlut · 17/06/2019 08:06

Not everyone leaves stuff out to attract flies. Just having the windows open in the summer, the sods come in

I don't kill anything except for flies, just purely for the reason that they love to eat shit then walk all over the surfaces

BitOfFun · 17/06/2019 08:11

FoxSquadKitten · 17/06/2019 09:23

Erm you could just open the window and let them fly out instead of killing them slowly and spraying poison indoors 🙄

Walkamileinmyshoesbeforeujudge · 17/06/2019 09:24

Magnetic fly door net from Lidl. Changed my life!!.
Even half wit ddog has mastered it!!
No flies as yet. Been a fortnight!!

TeamUnicorn · 17/06/2019 09:52

Flies do not fly out of open windows and doors. Proven scientific fact.

How about maggots? Can I kill them?

Goodideaatthetime007 · 17/06/2019 10:01

It’s a bit off topic I know but if cantfindname’s cat isn’t finishing her food perhaps you should give her smaller meals? Or switch to pellets that don’t attract flies in the same way?

QuiFaitCa · 17/06/2019 10:22

We have a brilliant plastic gun thing, you pull the trigger and a flyswatter on the end shoots out, it's really good at killing them neatly and good fun target shooting!

FoxSquadKitten · 17/06/2019 10:53

Flies do not fly out of open windows and doors. Proven scientific fact.

With a bit of help with a folded up newspaper/book/cushion/wavey hands 😆 of course they do.

longearedbat · 17/06/2019 11:09

Well they don't fly out in my house, or if they do its by accident. We have terrible trouble with flies for some reason, I can only yhink it's because we are surrounded by trees and farmland. Great big juicy ones that will fly repeatedly into the patio doors, ignoring the other half that is wide open. I usually swat them, sometimes spray, and the dog has got pretty good at catching them too. I can find no sympathy for a deceased fly!

FoxSquadKitten · 17/06/2019 12:04

But what about the wildlife that rely on that fly as their source of food? Sorry to get preachy but every living thing plays it's part and all that.

ohdearmymistake · 17/06/2019 14:13

I don't use the poison but I do use the vacuum cleaner hoovers them up nicely, there is a knack to it though.

longearedbat · 17/06/2019 15:54

@FoxSquadKitten I think there's more than enough flies to go round. Yes, blow flies do have a purpose in getting rid of carcasses (and many other things to) but they are filthy and can carry disease. They can do what they like outside, but if they come in my house they will be killed. All for much the same reason I don't want rats, mice, fleas or bedbugs in my house. I expect even the last two mentioned have a purpose (although I don't know what it could be).

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