Garage Flys

snowcraig2.0

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Getting killed by flies in my garage today. Anyone have any gadgets / sprays / suggestions on how to keep them away?
 

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Fire is the obvious choice here, but with all the burn bans around probably not a good idea. We have one of those tennis racket type fly zappers. They work great!
 

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I put up a screen on the front and back doors so I get airflow. It does a good job of keeping the bees, flies, and wasps out. If it's breezy the bottom will blow out but the magnets do a pretty good job of keeping the entry together.

Garage Door screen

Edit: The one I linked isn't the one I own - but there are a ton out there and on sale for Prime Day
 

snowcraig2.0

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I put up a screen on the front and back doors so I get airflow. It does a good job of keeping the bees, flies, and wasps out. If it's breezy the bottom will blow out but the magnets do a pretty good job of keeping the entry together.

Garage Door screen

Edit: The one I linked isn't the one I own - but there are a ton out there and on sale for Prime Day
that would be a good option, but I have 8' doors. looking to see if there is a bigger option.
 

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I put up a screen on the front and back doors so I get airflow. It does a good job of keeping the bees, flies, and wasps out. If it's breezy the bottom will blow out but the magnets do a pretty good job of keeping the entry together.

Garage Door screen

Edit: The one I linked isn't the one I own - but there are a ton out there and on sale for Prime Day
Always wondered if these were worth a ****. I have a 3 car tandem and it’s great for airflow, but I do have a ton of flies in my neck of the woods.

Might have to give these a go.

EDIT: We’ll…looks like I’m SOL. My garage door openings are 9x8 (architectural design element at the top that serves no useful purpose). I don’t see that size…
 
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This is available at Hy-Vee if you live in Iowa
 
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Always wondered if these were worth a ****. I have a 3 car tandem and it’s great for airflow, but I do have a ton of flies in my neck of the woods.

Might have to give these a go.
I'll add that I have a pest management company treat around our house every quarter, so we already see a lower number of bugs around our garage anyways.

I like the ones we got. I can watch MNF on the TV in my garage with these up and just watch the bugs congregate outside.

The downside is my kids like to ride their bikes right into the net and it's starting to tear at the top. I have more problems with the 4' one blowing open than the 20' on the front of the garage.
 

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Get a gallon ziploc bag of water, put a penny in it, and suspend from middle of ceiling on a string.

God as my witness this works. I don't know how or why but it does.

Was involved with a charity can drive. Woman let people bring cans to her 2 car garage and just dump them. Bags and bags of cans, many gross and wet. She sorted them in a kiddie pool. which got filled with beer and pop spillage. No flies anywhere. She pointed to the bag o' water with a penny. She said something about it they don't like, the reflection of hte penny in the water or something.

Cheap and easy enough to try anyway. Good luck!
 

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I got one as a white elephant gift a few years ago. It's white trash fantastic.
Not even white trash fantastic. It's just fantastic.

Also if you get one buy direct from them no reason to give Amazon a cut of the profits.
 

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Get a Q-Mist dispenser at Bomgaars or Fleet Farm. It sprays one shot every 10 minutes or so.