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kackiesque 03-13-2013 09:14 PM

darn flies
 
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

darn flies
 
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/zoo...pel-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

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arlin_MacRae (Post 2415192)
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


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