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View Poll Results: What Keeps Flys Away?
Citronella candles! 0 0%
Smoke! 3 30.00%
The Army! 1 10.00%
Taking a Shower! 1 10.00%
Fly Swater! 3 30.00%
I drink a lot and I dont notice them! 2 20.00%
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:01 AM   #11
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ummm...I think I'd rather have poltergeists than flies.
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Old 07-05-2005, 08:54 AM   #12
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Not sure about the water bottle, just know that she swears by it, and there are never any flies around her porch.
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Old 07-05-2005, 10:01 AM   #13
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Water in ziplock bags hung at the door works. We use them on the bbq trailer.
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:34 PM   #14
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That is the oddest thing I have heard. How does it work?
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:44 PM   #15
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They are such pests. The deer flies are so obnoxious out in the forest. They bite hard and leave a huge welt. Sometimes, they will bite right through clothing. Ouch!!
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:48 PM   #16
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SC, I HATE those deer flies. Mosquitoes don't really bother me but those darn deer flies find me and BITE! You're right, they bite through clothes! No matter what repellent I use, they still bite me. They are the worst around here in September so I don't get in the woods much then. If anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to hear them...
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Old 07-05-2005, 11:54 PM   #17
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callie, I don't know how to get rid of them. I just wear longsleeves and bug spray. They are pesky. Maybe a giant flyswatter will do.
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Old 07-06-2005, 12:03 AM   #18
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Hubby loves to fish...and I love to read so we go out in the woods and I sit and read while he fly fishes the little streams up in the hills. Those flies found me on one of our September trips and they literally drove me to tears. I was swatting at them with a magazine (it was almost a giant flyswatter!), doing everything I could think of. If I moved around, they followed me. It could have been a horror movie...I was soooo happy to see hubby and get out of there!
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Old 07-06-2005, 08:32 AM   #19
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What we have been told about the bags of water is: The reflection the fly sees of himself is so much LARGER, and he thinks it's another fly. The fly is scared off by the bigger fly.
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Interesting! I know that when we went down to San Diego several years ago (well, about 22 years) for our friend's 100th birthday party, everyone in this one neighborhood had a plastic jug or glass jar of water in the middle of their yards. We asked someone about it, and they said it is supposed to keep people's dogs out of the yard. They said it works.

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