101 ways to get rid of flies (organically)

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Post: #71682 possum
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:51 am

we have a gordy fly trap, you fit it to the top of a bucket and chuck a dead rabbit in it, cover with water, the flies are attracted to the smell of the dead rabbit, fly in, then can't fly out, then the smell of their dead bodies, attract more flies, etc. however you need a big garden as you need to place it far enough a way so that you can't smell it.
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Post: #73093 frozenthunderbolt
Tue Oct 02, 2007 1:08 am

to improove on possums idea:

- get bucket - recycled plastic paint bucket is fine.
- 3/4 fill with water and add dead fish/roadkill/old meat
- drill 3-4 holes about inches from the top
- cover top with CLEAR plastic firmly - no slack

will result in not much smell and a bucket of dead flys - keep trying to get out via the top - are attracted by the light once inside. heat/water/gas kills 'em real good.

one in each of our paddocks = no flystrike
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Post: #73113 possum
Tue Oct 02, 2007 6:23 am

hey, i like that idea, we are in lake fly city, so the more dead the better.
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