Fly Spray

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Fly Spray

Postby Martin » Sun Apr 27, 2014 2:25 pm

Has it got weaker or have flies, wasps etc developed a resistance to it ?
I had my first visitor three weeks back and I drenched him with Raid, the bugger wouldn't stop moving, he put up a hell of a fight and I had to take drastic steps in the end. He didn't move after that.
No, I'm not cruel, I'll go out of my way to ensure a Bee leaves my house safe and sound, but wasps are evil, my mate calls them Satan's Children. Sounds like a chapter of Hells Angels !


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Re: Fly Spray

Postby Delphinus_Dreams » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:11 pm

I use an executioner, zaps them with an electric charge :D
Glad you let the bees go, I can totally relate to how you feel about wasps!
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:34 pm

Please do NOT kill wasps.Capture and release using a jam jar please.
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:36 pm

Martin.That is a Hornet.
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby Martin » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:39 pm

It's dead and that's good enough for me. You can take care of them all you want, but when they enter my house they die. 'Orrible creatures they are.
Nice to see you out and about Roger, I trust you are well ?
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby gizmo » Sun Apr 27, 2014 5:41 pm

Good God! What did you use in picture 2? Semtex?
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby howlsatthemoon » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:22 pm

LANDROVER ROGER wrote:Martin.That is a Hornet.


That looks like a wasp to me!! But as someone said earlier, catch and release, everything has its place in the wider picture.
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby numberplease » Sun Apr 27, 2014 9:45 pm

Wasps are evil, they serve no useful purpose in the world, except to inflict pain and terrify folk like me, they don`t deserve to live. You`re right though Martin, flies and wasps seem to have become immune to fly sprays, the stuff is almost useless.
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby gray_marian » Mon Apr 28, 2014 1:08 am

Martin, I prefer your second picture :D....Nice to see you posting, it's been a while :D

Gizmo, :lol: :lol:
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby tarmmaker » Mon Apr 28, 2014 7:05 am

Ther must be some EU directive somewhere controlling the strength of fly spray. I am old enough to remember DDT in plastic bottles that you had to squeeze to spray the stuff out, with it dribbling down your fingers. Worked a treat and I must say the webbed feet and extra thumbs are really useful at times.
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby Rockape » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:13 pm

numberplease wrote:Wasps are evil, they serve no useful purpose in the world, except to inflict pain and terrify folk like me, they don`t deserve to live. You`re right though Martin, flies and wasps seem to have become immune to fly sprays, the stuff is almost useless.


Not true I'm afraid! Whilst I may not be their biggest fan, wasps do contribute to pollination and with the decline in bees we're experiencing we need all the help we can get. Also, I'd imagine they're also farmer's friends by eating pest species that affect crops. They themselves must be food for something too!?! But yes.....they are pretty evil!

Also, when you kill a wasp it sends out a distress signal to attract others to attack you.....so far better to trap and release.
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby LANDROVER ROGER » Mon Jun 02, 2014 2:36 pm

Kill a wasp and a thousand more will attend it's funeral was a saying many years ago.I do not regard any living thing apart from some humans as "evil".
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby load1966 » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:29 am

Looks to me like, what we call in Australia a "European Wasp". When they are around you have to be careful to cover any open soft drink cans as they like to enter for a sugar hit and of course if you take a swig and swallow the beastie it will sting with dire results.

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Re: Fly Spray

Postby MPR » Tue Jun 03, 2014 1:58 am

WD 40 kills them, but got to hit them directly; Now... rabbits they are the true evil
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Re: Fly Spray

Postby lochend » Tue Jun 03, 2014 8:39 pm

I've never had any luck zapping rabbits with WD40, oh how i've tried! :lol: :lol:
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