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Old 09-14-2020, 12:42 AM
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... since I'm trying to kill a horder of flies.

Last time I had this problem, they all clustered on the window, so it was quite easy for me to just vacuum them up. This batch must've got the memo: they're alighting everywhere BUT the window. I've managed to get some (most?) of them with the vacuum, but there's still some left. I can't use Raid or anything like that because I have cats. Thinking of this sticky twirly things ... my middle-aged cats are not particularly adventurous so I wouldn't be too hard to find a place to hang it where the cats can't get it. I know they're cruel but ... FFS, they're FLIES. I have more sympathy with mousies than with flies.

All advice welcomed ...
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Check with the local pet shop, or better yet, your vet. Food-safe (harmless to humans) pest control sprays exist (the only kind allowed in kitchens), so perhaps PET-safe ones do, as well.
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Old 09-14-2020, 03:54 AM
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Check with the local pet shop, or better yet, your vet. Food-safe (harmless to humans) pest control sprays exist (the only kind allowed in kitchens), so perhaps PET-safe ones do, as well.
Thanks, I'll do that!
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We just need the first frost to come and kill off the bugs. I'm looking forward to it.
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Old 09-14-2020, 02:00 PM
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There are essential-oil based bug sprays now, that I know are fine for pets, since I've been using them around a cat and a bird with no harm. Zevo and Raid are two brands I know of.
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There are all sorts of fly traps available. A number of them do not involve adhesives that can get attached to your cats fur. Plenty of places on the InterWebs will show you how to make your own.
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