How to catch house flies

The friendliest place on the web for anyone who enjoys boating.
If you have answers, please help by responding to the unanswered posts.

SOMERS

Senior Member
Joined
Jan 9, 2011
Messages
147
Location
BERMUDA
Vessel Name
ANDROMEDA
Vessel Make
MAINSHIP 400
*What i am about to tell you *will be the demise of many VERY DIRTY house flies.

**Eliminating flies on a boat all you need is a fly swat ,using sprays works, but that stuff is some what toxic in a closed area, stay with the fly swat.

**House flies put on an amazing air show *they land like air plane and take off like helicopters.

*Knowing this fact *I have devised a Fly Trap for use in the far corner garden down wind.

This procedure is a little gross but it works big time. Sorry flies.

*You wil need to obtain the following

*6" dish container *" The Airport"

Some *poop*

*:- * From the pooper or what ever has an pungent aroma.

3 ft 6" of common house screen. 22/7

three *ground supports for the screen base

Can of fly spray.

*Instructions.

Form the house screen wire into a cone say 30" tall with a 12'" opening *at the base, this is the fly trap portion, which you will support on three supports say 4" off the ground pointed end up or you could form a standard 12" tube but you will need to seal the top end off.*

*Place the dish containing the poop *under the base of the screen cone/ tube.

In short order the Poop will attract many flies who will land like a plane at the Airport.

**Because Flies**when the are ready to depart.*take off like Helicopters they cannot help but fly up into the cone screen.*

*Fly panic.

*When several flies are caught trying to escape*vertically*the all go nuts *because they cant get out and fly higher and higher.

Now you can spray them, not bath them.

Soon there will be no more flies in your neighborhood.

*This contraption works like a venus fly trap, the key is having the screen base about 4" above the poop dish *if *set to high the fly will escape.

*I have not figured out how to catch mosquitoes,**you could spray you hedge row where they hang out during the hot summer day. *

*I have no commercial interest in marketing *fly traps to waste management depots.

*

*

*

*


-- Edited by SOMERS on Wednesday 29th of June 2011 06:53:01 AM
 
My Daddy's Mouse Trap

Put 3" of water in a bucket.

Place a stack of phone books at the side to form a set of mouse stairs.

Balance a paint stir stick on the edge of the bucket so that a mouse may climb the stairs and walk out the paint stick to get cheese you have cleverly placed there.

Guess what happens when the mouse walks the plank out over the water?
 
Elephant trap.

Dig a big pit.

build a fire and fill the*pit with ashes.

place peas all around the pit.

When the elephant comes to take a pea kick him in the ash hole.

SD


-- Edited by skipperdude on Wednesday 29th of June 2011 09:22:54 AM
 
We hang stick fly tape in the windows where the seem to fly into.* If we have very many flies, when we leave the boat for a couple of hours we spray.* Being on the commercial dock we use to get a lot of flies, but since the commercial and pleasure are no separated the flies tend to be on the commercial boats.* Might want to figure out why the flies are on the boat in the first place?* Something is attracting them.* Maybe its the poop?**
*
As for mice we have tin plates on the lines in the winter, sticky mouse traps trays around the line.* Before they took down the commercial net sheds/buildings around us we had rats on the commercial dock.* The port has rat traps along the docks.*

*
 
Re: How to catch house flies & boobies

*I have a non lethal audio booby trap located on my boat specifically designed to catch a booby in the act of stealing my stuff.*
 
Hey Doc,

We do that but we use peanut butter instead of water. Then we put the little mouse out in the woods away from the house.
 
While living in a mountain top community, we had several small animal pests.* I used peanut butter and apples to bait a small animal trap.* On the outskirts of town were two churches situated on large, wooded pieces of land.* One is Catholic and one is Presbyterian.* Of course the Chip "monks" being Catholic were let loose near the Catholic church.* Ray Stevens had a song about a squirrel getting loose in a Baptist church.* So, I fugured the squirrels and raccoons were Protestants.* They were let loose*near the Presbytarian church.* Problem solved.* All parties were happy.*
 
Ha!!! Don Man. I'm Laughing My ass off.


-- Edited by skipperdude on Wednesday 29th of June 2011 12:09:44 PM
 

Attachments

  • ass.jpg
    ass.jpg
    39.9 KB · Views: 125
skipperdude wrote:
Ha!!! Don Man. I'm Laughing My ass off.



-- Edited by skipperdude on Wednesday 29th of June 2011 12:09:44 PM
*Hey, SD.* You can laugh, but they really are Protestants.Try this.
biggrin.gif


 
I kinda liked SDs elephant trap myself...now that did have me laughing my ash hole off - well nearly, but hey, I need it for later..
 
Moonstruck wrote:skipperdude wrote:
Ha!!! Don Man. I'm Laughing My ass off.



-- Edited by skipperdude on Wednesday 29th of June 2011 12:09:44 PM
*Hey, SD.* You can laugh, but they really are Protestants.Try this.
biggrin.gif



*Ray Stevens has a way with words and song.
 
*Ha !.

I have got one of those *donkey things he live next to us.
confuse.gif


*except it walks around in two's and is as thick as a short plank.
wink.gif


*Of course you know what is more dangerous than mosquitoes and flies *it is a blue bird with a machine gun. more... Ha!
yawn.gif


Who is the smartest of them all*? It's *a me so why do you ask ? Tonto.
no.gif
 
*I thought that we we were having a debate about mosquitoes *and house / boat flies.

We could get on to dealing with seafaring ants and seafaring rattlers *especially those that get into the kitchen / galley / your bunk.

*Then there are rats that get on boats *a very real problem " *Bigus Ratus Naughtiness" rat droppings .

*If it moves salute it ,if not paint it.

*


-- Edited by SOMERS on Friday 1st of July 2011 06:59:03 AM
 
SOMERS wrote:
*I thought that we we were having a debate about mosquitoes *and house / boat flies.

We could get on to dealing with seafaring ants and seafaring rattlers *especially those that get into the kitchen / galley / your bunk.

*Then there are rats that get on boats *a very real problem " *Bigus Ratus Naughtiness" rat droppings .

*If it moves salute it ,if not paint it.

*
*Oh, the British!* I love the*British humor
biggrin.gif
 
Got rats on your boat? Get a snake, preferably non poisonous!
Steve W.
 
A little trivia question. What is the only major port without rats?

Anchorage Alaska.*

WE can't even have a pet rat.

Why anyone would want one I have no idea

SD

By the way Don I clicked on that video feed. *Now I have that stupid song about the squirrel stuck in my head.



*



*



-- Edited by skipperdude on Friday 1st of July 2011 09:20:04 AM


-- Edited by skipperdude on Friday 1st of July 2011 09:21:36 AM
 
*Brits by golly.

We are not really British in the truest sence of the word, but we *have been *labeled by the Brits or Limeys , BOTC's *names given by their own *political calling .

And to be politically correct we are defined by the *arrogant *Brit Limeys as :-

British Overseas Territorial Citizens *or *BOTC's *an un- appetizing label for sure.

*There, unfortunately is no country on the planet that carries the name BOTC.

*So we have to be satisfied *living in the Colonies as National Geographic would define us as having *nice coral sandy beaches, having 101+ islands, *10,001 palm trees swaying in the cool S.W. *breeze, and one Hum V. *Oh ! .......

I almost forgot no income tax. of course we have no Royal Navy unless you include 6 high speed 70 ft cat *hull ferry bullet boats .

No Wall marts *or Geico yet, we are working on it, Radio shack went under , have CNN, & HSBC *" The worlds local bank" and a few Island Mosquitoes.

*I have often thought that Bermuda an island Paradise for sure with a zillion coral reefs with fish.

(discovered juan Bermudas prior 1609 )

*However could be more aptly named *Anglo- American sea side place.

Coconuts and Bananas for lunch on whole wheat *or *British Cucumber sandwiches, how terribly delightful Mr & Mrs Ramsbottom. *She is a fish wife.

*Most of us speek three languages .*Bermudian, Bermudian , Bermudian & Benjamins.

*My father told me that:-

*" You are what you want to be."

and*

"What you are , is what you are going to be"

**Andromeda*let it rest*.


-- Edited by SOMERS on Friday 1st of July 2011 12:54:12 PM
 
Hey Dude,

Mice are kinda cute but rats have ugly tails. The WORST thing you can have in/on your boat is otters** .....river otters. A whole garbage can full of rats can't make the mess the otters can. They are at the Ketchikan Yacht Clubs float. Maybe they got rid of them though. There's Ketchikan Creek, all the fish and the boats to play in too***** .....if they can get in that is. Hey Diver do you have them up where you are? None here in Thorne Bay. We'll prolly come over on the 4th or 5th otters or no.
 
So there I was(all good storys start that way) Had a mouse problem,soo got one of those sticky pad thingys cause the admiral did want to hurt itwith a trap. Yea go figure. So,a day goes by and we hear this awful squeaking and we caught the mouse, however our Pure bread Belizian Coconut Retriever(dog) saw it too, he grabs the mouse which is stuck to the sticky thing and the sticky thing sticks to his head. Now I have a live mouse stuck to the top of my dogs head, the dog loseing his mind,the Admiral loseing her mind, The nieghbors haveing the best time . Finally got a hold of the dog,peeled the sticky thing with the mouse off his head and dissposed of it. Poor dog had an empty patch of hair on his head for a long time. Moral--Use Traps.BB
 
Now that could have made America's Funniest Videos! :teevee:
 
Keith wrote:
Now that could have made America's Funniest Videos! :teevee:
*Agree. Would love to have seen that.
 
I remember an unusual "pest control" story from a friend of mine. *His wife told him there was a small animal making scratching noises from below the workbench. *After repeated tries, he was unable to dislodge the animal with broomstick, air compressor spray, or other reasonable tools.

Later, the wife hears both cars running in the garage. *After what she thought was a long time for the vehicles to be running, she went outside to see what was going on. *My friend had started both Cadillacs, closed the garage doors and "gassed" the raccoon.

Even though that worked in his case, I don't recommend that as a way to fumigate the boat.
 
belizebill wrote:
*got one of those sticky pad thingys cause the admiral did want to hurt itwith a trap.
*Was it dish soap or vegetable oil will un stick the trap?

Let it go in the woods.

SD
 
Back
Top Bottom