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    I bought this.....


    http://bugasalt.com/

    And I love it.

    Warning,

    It's a little hard to cock, but it's fun and if you don't mind cleaning up a little salt?

    I made a sling for mine and keep it ready to rock.

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    I take off my shirt and put on a black headband.........

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    And then I go kill them little buggers.

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    My goodness, Richard, thank you! What an interesting idea. I never heard of anything like that!

    I'll keep it in mind. I got a bug-zapper racquet and a regular fly swatter. I've dispatched a few with those, and the fly population seems to have decreased greatly.

    I did call the apartment management. Their next step is to get the exterminators in to bomb the apartment. I told them let's see how the zapper works, and if it doesn't, then we could do that. Maybe I should try the Bug-A-Salt too!

    Pat
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    I bought this.....


    http://bugasalt.com/

    And I love it.

    Warning,

    It's a little hard to cock, but it's fun and if you don't mind cleaning up a little salt?

    I made a sling for mine and keep it ready to rock.

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    That is an interesting idea! Is it the salt that is actually killing them or the impact? Just curious. My fly problem is much better, and I don't like what you have to do just to bomb the place, nor the bombing chemicals. I'd rather work on eliminating the sources of the creep flying things.
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    I just use the good old fly swatter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspunkysmom View Post
    That is an interesting idea! Is it the salt that is actually killing them or the impact? Just curious. My fly problem is much better, and I don't like what you have to do just to bomb the place, nor the bombing chemicals. I'd rather work on eliminating the sources of the creep flying things.
    It's the impact of the salt. It's like a shot-gun effect and even if they aren't killed at first, it stuns them enough so that you can kill them - I carry a tissue to snatch them up with.

    It does work fairly well in places where you cant get a real swing or impact with a swatter.

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    It's more geared toward a guy's desire to shoot and kill flies and laugh about it later on.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrspunkysmom View Post
    That is an interesting idea! Is it the salt that is actually killing them or the impact? Just curious. My fly problem is much better, and I don't like what you have to do just to bomb the place, nor the bombing chemicals. I'd rather work on eliminating the sources of the creep flying things.
    I don't like the idea of bombing the place either. That would mean I'd have to get all the cats out AGAIN, before whatever time the bombers actually show up at the apartment (of which I'd only have been given a general idea), then however long it takes to do their thing, and then for the stuff to dry. The apartment-management office person told me it takes two hours to dry, but I don't trust that figure. And I wonder if even after it dried there would be dried bomb residue all around that might not be all that good for the cats (or me) either.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RICHARD View Post
    It's the impact of the salt. It's like a shot-gun effect and even if they aren't killed at first, it stuns them enough so that you can kill them - I carry a tissue to snatch them up with.

    It does work fairly well in places where you cant get a real swing or impact with a swatter.

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    It's more geared toward a guy's desire to shoot and kill flies and laugh about it later on.....
    Thanks. I'll look into it. In the meantime, I'll use the swatter. The electric swatters didn't seem that expensive.
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    My electric swatter cost $10.00 at a local hardware store. Sears has them a bit cheaper, from what I saw on line.
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

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    Pat,

    Not sure what it's called but if you PM me with your address, I'll pick one up and send it to you.

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    Thanks, Donna. I found one like that at a local hardware store. I've been able to zap a couple of flies with it, but they're pretty much too fast for me to get with it.

    I've gotten several more with an old-fashioned non-electrified fly swatter, but there are still too many flies here. I really don't want to get the apartment bombed.

    Pat
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    UGH!!! I feel your pain, Pat. I despise those nasty critters, and I go slightly ballistic when even one gets in the house. A year ago last Spring we had an invasion of them - who knows where they came from - but I used the tacky strips for a couple of weeks before I finally got rid of them. That, and the good old fashioned swatter finally did them in. I hate when they get in, in the Fall too. They get slow and stupid and fly right in your face. YUK!
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    I just remembered a fly-catching method my dad had when I was a kid and had frogs to feed.

    First get a large glass container, wide-mouthed. I can't find a picture of it, but it's kind of like a goldfish bowl with flat sides so you can lie it on its side.

    When it's on its side, put a small piece of meat - like a piece of stewing beef - at the back of the jar.

    Put two strips of tape in a cross shape across the mouth of the jar.

    The flies can get in, but they can't get out.

    Hope you have success with those pesky things soon!
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    Oooh, Candace, does that ever sound like a good idea! Let me see what I can do to get those things together.

    Pat
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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    Quote Originally Posted by pomtzu View Post
    UGH!!! I feel your pain, Pat. I despise those nasty critters, and I go slightly ballistic when even one gets in the house. A year ago last Spring we had an invasion of them - who knows where they came from - but I used the tacky strips for a couple of weeks before I finally got rid of them. That, and the good old fashioned swatter finally did them in. I hate when they get in, in the Fall too. They get slow and stupid and fly right in your face. YUK!
    Thanks, Ellie. Maybe I will try the regular old kinds of strips that hang down. The ones the apartment maintance guy got me that you stick in the windows, and that I also stuck in places with more fly traffic, didn't catch a single one.

    I tend to take a live-and-let-live attitude towards God's other creatures on this earth, but flies are an exception. they're nasty, they're dirty, and they spread germs and disease, and whatever works is the way to go.
    I meant," said Ipslore bitterly, "what is there in this world that truly makes living worthwhile?"
    Death thought about it.
    "Cats," he said eventually. "Cats are nice."

    -- Terry Pratchett, Sourcery

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