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Fly Repellent Tips

  • Flies outside – There are ways to minimise the nuisance. Search for possible breeding sites of flies. Remove or treat with insecticide any decaying animal or vegetable matter that might provide food for maggots (fly larvae). Check and clear drains.
  • Pyrethroids are broken down by UV light and have a shorter life in bright sunlight. They are also slower to work in higher temperatures; so on warm days the flies may take several hours die after contact.
  • Personal insect repellent can be useful in preventing flies as well as mosquitoes and sandflies coming close to us. There are synthetic and organic insect repellents available.
  • Citronella candles and other repellents can reduce fly numbers in limited areas such as decks and around barbecues. However, windy days will dissipate the repellents rapidly.
  • Baits are being developed for the control of flies. These may be useful in areas such as chicken coops, animal houses etc. In such areas spraying can be less effective because of dust the presence of a great deal of decaying matter to attract the flies.
  • Spray exterior walls, window frames, door frames, pergolas and other fly alighting surfaces using residual surface spray.
  • Some flies don’t ‘like’ variable airflows. An oscillating fan can help to make a room unattractive to flies.
  • Surface treatment using residual type sprays containing insecticides such as deltamethrin or permethrin will give long term control of flies. Flies are killed after they land on the treated surfaces and insecticide will not be inhaled by people or pets using the rooms.
  • Flies inside – It is best practice to keep flies from entering buildings with the use of mesh screens on windows and doors or keeping doors and windows closed. If flies gain entry; aerosol fly sprays can knock down flies in a room but only work for a short time, i.e. they are non-residual. Be sure to remove or cover fish tanks and follow all precautions stated on the can.
Sources..

www.handyhintsandtips.com

www.kidspot.com.au

www.babiesconsult.com

Fly Repellent Tips