Hundreds and thousands of them...! Crawling everywhere. On kitchen surfaces, clinging to light globes, falling into full tea / coffee cups and glasses of wine. Food - I've got fly covers for that so that's OK. But everywhere else - no thanks! They have even been crawling all over us whilst we sleep. Repulsive, disease spreading flies.
So, searching the Net I came across an eco-friendly recipe which I was assured would attract flies.
|Ingredients for an eco-friendly fly trap|
|All mixed together and covered with|
a pierced aluminium foil lid
|I made about 8 - 9 holes in the lid|
|Not a great success - 5 flies and a small moth|
As you can see I only caught five flies and a small moth - over a period of five days.
So, the big guns had to be called in. They may not be pretty, but heck, if they work, I'm not complaining, and neither is RMan.
|An ugly fly strip - but look at the success!|
|Eco-friendly fly catcher|
So - that is the lounge, kitchen and bathroom sorted. In the bedroom I decided to go a little more upmarket. As I could only get a double bed sized net DD and I sewed two mosquito nets together and suspended both above the bed. Why two - well, I cannot handle anything "trapping" me when I sleep - LOL even my feet are outside the bed cover whilst I sleep - winter and summer. The only thing which can be "trapped" by the bed covers is the bod - a draught up the back in winter is not my cup of tea.
|DD and I joined two mosquito nets together|
and draped that over our bed
I DO NOT take flies crawling all over me in the early morning. EVER! So the mozzie net stays! Anyway, I always loved the idea of a four-poster bed, and this looks similar... :)
Now - I have a h-u-g-e field mouse problem - to the extent that I have NOT harvested a single tomato yet this year. Does anyone know of an eco-friendly deterrent?