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Re: Help! Flys
Malathion in a bug sprayer, spray it on the screens and it will kill the flies. Get it at Walmart in the garden center. If you want dead flies but you are going to get all squishy about the real poison, get some of the citrus based stuff, but be careful not to get it on the gelcoat or wood, it is very acidic and will leave stains/marks on your boat. Be careful with malathion too, and try not to get it on the paint, gelcoat, or fabric that you handle a lot. The deet based stuff, or the avon stuff work as a repellent, but once again when you dilute and spray make sure it won't make a huge mess on your boat.
Other than that I am guessing your only hope is to sail to Antartica, I understand there are no flies there, or so I have been told.
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