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Re: Damn FLIES!

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Originally Posted by Harborless View Post
The tried and true method for keeping out the biting insects in the bahamas is a mix of diesel fuel and turpentine applied to any screens or around any openings/hatches.
The biting flies in the bahamas are small enough to go through the mesh screens so the diesl turpentine mix keeps them out.
I heard someone else talking about that. I have never done it. We keep a screen mesh to lay over the hatch when open.

I think Melody was on the right track with the attractant. Only thing I would change is putting it into a large sprayer and coating the closest Sea Ray. The enemy of my enemy, etc...

Brian

PS In all seriousness, fans work, Melody. We have also sprayed the screen with bug spray. I have always wondered if a stong water mixture of basil water would work too??? Don't know, but most other bugs dont like it.

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