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kackiesque
03-13-2013, 09:14 PM
Does anyone have a few ideas for getting rid of flies while vending? When we start there are none and about 2 hours later they start to show up, we have got to figure this out they are driving me crazy.

Ye Olde Party Palace
03-13-2013, 09:57 PM
I have the same problem. It is like the smoke attracts them.

bbq.tom
03-20-2013, 09:44 AM
We have the same problem when chopping pork outside, but have learned to sprinkle some peppermint extract/flavoring around the area and it keeps the flies and bees away.

Smokering23
03-20-2013, 10:07 AM
Some events require a fly fan on the prep table. Have you tried that? I've never done any vending tho. Just a thought.

Arlin_MacRae
03-20-2013, 10:22 AM
I don't know who to prevent them but I do know how to have fun getting rid of them - especially if you have kids around with nothing to do.

Check this out: http://www.bugasalt.com/.

Yes, I have one. And I can't think of a more fun way to kill flies! :laugh:

Dr_KY
03-21-2013, 04:55 AM
Big fans should keep them from landing.

teej
03-22-2013, 10:02 AM
There's another thread about this somewhere. We usually hang a few ziplock bags with water in them. It's not 100% effective, but you will notice a difference in the amount of flies hanging around.

CharredApron
03-26-2013, 10:46 AM
The water bags work for me. At my home in Belize I use them at every cook. They really seem to work and they are definitely a conversation piece.
Here's why http://science.howstuffworks.com/zoology/insects-arachnids/water-bags-repel-flies1.htm

Johnny_Crunch
03-28-2013, 04:05 PM
I have been informed that they don't like pine oil in pine cleaners. Next time I wash down the outdoor kitchen I am going to use it to clean it and see how it works.

kackiesque
04-18-2013, 08:46 AM
I have done the water in zip lock bags and it didn't work very well some one told me to use bleach water that is strong so I will try that also. Thanks

deguerre
04-18-2013, 09:31 AM
I don't know who to prevent them but I do know how to have fun getting rid of them - especially if you have kids around with nothing to do.

Check this out: http://www.bugasalt.com/.

Yes, I have one. And I can't think of a more fun way to kill flies! :laugh:

WICKED! I want one.

Big George's BBQ
04-18-2013, 10:24 AM
I may have to get one of those

Arlin_MacRae
04-18-2013, 01:25 PM
They are truly a great invention. Mine's customized with a camo paint job. :P