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Old Oct 19th 2004, 2:43 am
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Angry Flys

I know this is trivial, but is there anything at all, you can spray on yourself to stop flys swarming all over you, or is it a seasonal thing, and they will have vanished in a few weeks.............they are starting to get on my nerves. Every time we leave the house, we encounter a gang of flys, wherever we go.
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Old Oct 19th 2004, 2:53 am
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Have you tried RID?

Available at most supermarkets and chemists.



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Originally Posted by CadburysFingers
I know this is trivial, but is there anything at all, you can spray on yourself to stop flys swarming all over you, or is it a seasonal thing, and they will have vanished in a few weeks.............they are starting to get on my nerves. Every time we leave the house, we encounter a gang of flys, wherever we go.
Let me guess ! PERTH. Very bad for it, goes on for a few months yet.

Plenty of sprays in supermarkets, but consider seriously spraying yourself with incecticide daily, most aussies just accept the flies just part of summer really.
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That's right, the bushflies have arrived from the interior and will stay for many months.

Learn more here:

http://www.viacorp.com/flybook/fulltext.html/#bushflies
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Which one has a fly problem?

Hat fly net?
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That's right, the bushflies have arrived from the interior and will stay for many months.

Learn more here:

http://www.viacorp.com/flybook/fulltext.html/#bushflies

Now thats more like it! Real info about the real australia.

I loved the bit in the middle, set up like a horoscope! Pick your city and see what the furture fly wise holds for you
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Originally Posted by jad n rich
Let me guess ! PERTH. Very bad for it, goes on for a few months yet.

Plenty of sprays in supermarkets, but consider seriously spraying yourself with incecticide daily, most aussies just accept the flies just part of summer really.
Yes we are just North of Perth. I will give the spray a go, and see how it goes.
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Old Oct 19th 2004, 4:09 am
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Hey, wierd you lot in north Perth have 'em.
I haven't noticed any... yet!
Probably heading down then!
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Originally Posted by CadburysFingers
I know this is trivial, but is there anything at all, you can spray on yourself to stop flys swarming all over you, or is it a seasonal thing, and they will have vanished in a few weeks.............they are starting to get on my nerves. Every time we leave the house, we encounter a gang of flys, wherever we go.
For a natural alternative to chemical repellants, try using Citronella, Tea Tree and Lavender oils diluted in a carrier oil. You can then rub this directly onto your skin. Keeps the bugs at bay and works as a moisturiser without the side effects of rubbing chemicals (often containing DEET) into your skin, to be absorbed into your bloodstream!
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Aren't we meant to wear those hats with corks hanging off them?

 
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Aren't we meant to wear those hats with corks hanging off them?

I think there must be more flies in Aus than everything else put together. I remember doing garden nursery work in the Dandenongs outside Melb'n and the little b***ards drove me absolutely spare!

I could only live in a part of Aus that doesn't have this prob as I can say hand on heart that it was the single most annoying thing about Aus. Mind you. perhaps I wouldn't have noticed so much if I'd been working indoors.
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If you live in SE Melbourne, I wouldn't recommend a visit to the ocean beach side of Portsea or Sorrento, because there's hundreds of the little b****strds. There's something about the dry/salt resistant wiry shrubs you get in these wild places that flies seem to love. Will definitely try the RID/Citronella/Tea Tree/Lavender though and see what works best.
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Originally Posted by kath n kim
For a natural alternative to chemical repellants, try using Citronella, Tea Tree and Lavender oils diluted in a carrier oil. You can then rub this directly onto your skin. Keeps the bugs at bay and works as a moisturiser without the side effects of rubbing chemicals (often containing DEET) into your skin, to be absorbed into your bloodstream!
OK, Sounds like excellent advice, I will give it a try today.

Thanks.

Anybody else have anything to offer, on this most annoying of problems.
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