Our favorite fly-catcher was named for that skill. We are so glad she’s back! Though we didn’t catch Fly; she just appeared
But we could do without all those other flies. House/dog-sitting for Stan & Edith was a wonderful reprieve from the flies, who don’t mind this mild Mexico winter one bit.
We’ve tried the “natural” methods, like bags of water hanging from high places (the reflection is supposed to scare them away) and dish soap in a mostly covered vessel of water. No good.
While in the US, we bought fly traps in bulk.
And we use them, five at a time, surrounding the kitchen. I don’t think it makes much difference, but it makes me feel a little better to know that there’s a place for the flies, other than our food and dishes.
We also picked up this fly trap, with a horrible-smelling yeast of some kind. We change it once a month, as instructed. Disgusting! I forget, sometimes, and wonder as I get near “what is rotting over here?!” Then, relieved, realize it’s the fly-lure. Gotta keep that away from our sourdough starter, kefir, and kombucha - don’t think we want all those yeasts mixing.
February 02, 2019
does the yeast-smelling one work?
February 04, 2019
It definitely attracts flies, but doesn’t make a dent in the population!