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PaulSR
PaulSR  8511 forum posts England
20 Sep 2012 - 10:24 AM

Am i the only person who thinks house flies are psychic and have the power of invisibility. a split second before you squat one, they fly off cos they know its coming, then they become invisible for several seconds. that is why you cannot see them and then suddenly, there they are, like magic.

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Willpower
Willpower  3176 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 - 10:52 AM

Tip: Did you know that flies always take off backwards. It might help. Smile Perhaps they think they are going BACK to the future. Tongue

SlowSong
SlowSong e2 Member 54231 forum postsSlowSong vcard England28 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 10:56 AM


Quote: Tip: Did you know that flies always take off backwards. It might help. Smile Perhaps they think they are going BACK to the future. Tongue

Grin

I think I read somewhere too that as you go to squat one the air is compressed and blows them out of the way.

puertouk
puertouk  21054 forum posts United Kingdom17 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:26 AM

Use a fly swatter that has small holes, thus you don't get the problem SlowSong said.

Willpower
Willpower  3176 forum posts United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 - 11:26 AM


Quote: I think I read somewhere too that as you go to squat one the air is compressed and blows them out of the way.

Which is why fly swats are full of holes. Smile Or do they just shrink and go through the holes

PaulSR
PaulSR  8511 forum posts England
20 Sep 2012 - 11:43 AM

or use a hoover

mikehit
mikehit  46188 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 11:52 AM

Nah, tried that and I can't swing it fast enough to hit the little buggers.

mdpontin
mdpontin  106016 forum posts Scotland
20 Sep 2012 - 12:07 PM

Cats are the real experts...



Big Bri
Big Bri  1315548 forum posts England
20 Sep 2012 - 1:01 PM

Use a cigarette lighter and a can of hairspray

NikLG
NikLG  81736 forum posts England
20 Sep 2012 - 1:09 PM


Quote: Use a cigarette lighter and a can of hairspray

That was my former flatmates preferred method, until he set fire to me while caught up in the chase.... ( true story )

AlexandraSD
20 Sep 2012 - 1:15 PM

I had an annoying little fly in my bedroom two nights ago, ended up chasing the little sod around with a taut rolled up tea towel, i got him in the end Smile

davidburleson
davidburleson ePHOTOzine Staff 72303 forum postsdavidburleson vcard United Kingdom
20 Sep 2012 - 1:18 PM

I just grab them with 2 fingers in mid air. Be one with the fly....

Carabosse
Carabosse e2 Member 1139392 forum postsCarabosse vcard England269 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 1:22 PM

They never escape my fine-mesh fly swat! Wink

keithh
keithh  1022805 forum posts Wallis and Futuna29 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 1:27 PM

It's because to a fly, you are a large clumsy lumbering animal with all the grace and speed of a house brick.
Wink

digicammad
digicammad  1121988 forum posts United Kingdom37 Constructive Critique Points
20 Sep 2012 - 1:33 PM

I find a nice thick elastic band to be the most effective. Cut it so it's not a loop and you can get them before they even think they may be in danger!

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