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I must be going mad. Can't for the life of me find beaded/plastic curtains on the Lakeland website.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
"I must be going mad. Can't for the life of me find beaded/plastic curtains on the Lakeland website.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX"Hi LS, put "fly screens" in Lakeland search, they are there just had a look. xx
I see screens but not curtains. My cat Tealeaf has to come in and out.XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
Biggles. Do you use same tablets in KAPO machine as you would for mozzies? We have a well travelled machine and had thought of using it for flies too.Does it work for butterflies on cabbages too!!!!!!!!!!!Pauline x
soz LS thought you were looking for door curtains, afraid I haven't come across window ones anywhere. xx
"Biggles. Do you use same tablets in KAPO machine as you would for mozzies? We have a well travelled machine and had thought of using it for flies too."Same machine different tablet specially for flies."Does it work for butterflies on cabbages too!!!!!!!!!!!Pauline x"We grow our cabbages outside and don't have a power supply out there yet :0) Seriously, the tabs work on teh flies breathing system and I imagine the poor old cabbage white has a different system.
we too have bug screens on every window and door, although we also have to keep the back door open for the cat to mooch in and out when we are there...and we get loads of flies in too. Mozzie zapper/attractant at the back of the garden and the screens seems to keep most of them out (they prefer to lurk in the lawn anyway)the flies are starting to drive hubby a bit batty - he's forever cleaning the poo marks off the windows too, and muttering rude words while he does it!Little electric bat is fab - tho it takes a few zaps to kill the big 'uns!
Les was chasing a fly around the kitchen the other day with one of my spatulas!!! I said to him that we did have a fly swatter and a can of Raid - he said the spatula (or "that white plastic thingie") worked just as well - yes, he killed the fly and he put the spatula in the dishwasher - thankfully not back in the utensil pot. I wouldn't have been surprised if it had just gone back in the pot, I guess I'm finally rubbing off on him so that he does have some idea of hygiene now.
I have been seriously irritated by them in France for the last few weeks - it's been a hot summer so far and the farmer next foor has livestock. The damned things seem to bite too. Ended up napalming them, so to speak, but a short lived solution. My mother has one of those blue fluorescent zappy machines which she bought in Aldi in Sheffield. She says it works.I'd probably need ten of them for the house in France though.
I'd probably need ten of them for the house in France though."We have just today replaced the Lidl Anti Moustiquaire nets from Lidl (2 yrs old) with some heavier stuff we bought from Castorama, it is made from Fibre glass ( very fine mesh ) and it was 38€90 for a 1.4m x 5 m roll, enough for us to do the two large garden room doors with 3 panels each of 48 cms. Seems to be doing the trick, we weighted it down with the weights which we had from the Lidl curtains.Any that come in now will be zapped by my trusty electronic fly bat !!!ps whereabouts are you in France, not much info on your profile.
Flies in this part of France have been a real problem this summer. Last year I bought a fly screen/curtain made of a fine mesh with weighted ends from SuperU. It is in three strips about a foot wide so dog and cats can get in and out easily. The trouble is the kittens this year love using it as a climbing frame!
Look, a donkey!My kits get all the flies, it's their job. Sadly the moths don't stand much of a chance either, but they seem to be smarter. The biggest one I've ever seen came in recently, Rothwell went totally mental (this was the middle of the night) but the moth did one circuit of the room then was out the window he came in through.It was really huge, without exaggerating it looked like a wren and to be honest I was a bit scared. Though not as scared as I was to have a 4 kilogram tomcat with 20 claws out in mid-air over my bed with me in it.
Glad you like my little boy. He was a year old in June and I have also got his mum and another (castrated)male. They have had a very tough time with the flies this year.
Basse Normandie quite near to the Brittany and Pays de Loire borders i.e. bottom of the Contentin Peninsula. Only a maison secondaire alas.
I have a door fly curtain (made up of 6 inch wide strips of fine mesh that are weighted at the bottom. My 10 week old pup has coped with it since we had him. He comes in and out no probs. However, I think the flies lie in wait and sneak in at the same time, because we're still not 100% free of flies. It works well at the moment when it's not too hot as we don't need to open the kitchen windows... but when it's hot, you may as well forget it ! Then I take the attitude that you may as well have all the window open so that they can fly in and OUT easily! I have loads and loads of mesh food covers for when I'm preparing food and I also bought back an excellent mesh cloth from Oz that covers an entire dining table. Never seen them here though.Honey :-x
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