Post by houseofallergies on Sept 23, 2012 12:43:07 GMT -5
A few people have mentioned fly problems and living on a homestead it is an issue for us as well. So I saw a thing on FB about cloves. Well I've been testing it out and it seems to be working. I put a few cloves in cheese cloth and hung them on the doorways in between the doors and their screen doors where possible. I also put a small bowl of cloves near the stove, sink & ferret cage. So far so good no new flies in the house. Hope this will work for everyone else.
Nicole Jeremy, Crash, Aang, Furby, Bear, Trixie, Ava, Grace, Coontail, Doc, Arthus, Sasha, Sam & Clark DIP Mai, Freddy, Momo, Precious & Lindsey
I used to get fruit flies, house flies, and these tiny trash flies that are the same size as fruit flies but much more annoying.
Oddly, when I moved to my new house, no more flies ever! I still have the same raw meat, litterboxes, etc. that were attracting flies before. I think the difference is this house is more airtight so they don't get in so easily. My old place was quite drafty! The windows and doors were not airtight.
Just a thought, it might be worth going around re-caulking windows, fixing the weather strips around doors, and such, trying to eliminate spots where flies get in! It will also save you money on heating / cooling
Last Edit: Sept 24, 2012 14:19:57 GMT -5 by mikeybox
Post by comadrejaloquita14 on Sept 24, 2012 18:17:00 GMT -5
Can you buy Colves at a grocery store? I don't think I've ever seen them-- then again, I don't know that I've ever looked. It's funny you mention it though because my fiancee and I enjoy the occasional clove cigarette or little cigar or whatever it is they have to call them these days, anyway, we smoke them every once in a while. The other night we were on the patio smoking cloves and my fiancee joked that we should smoke them more because the flies (from the dump that's just up the hill from our apartment) seemed to be put off by the heavy smoke. Maybe it wasn't the smoke though, maybe it was the cloves.