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I think the PNW is facing an epidemic of flys this summer. They are menacing me as we speak. I can't live like this. Please tell me what I can do to keep them out of my cabin and off the boat.

I keep things clean and there is no food lying around so I can't make things any cleaner. I need some sort of repellent or somethińg that is safe and effective. What do I do? It's possible it could get worse. It only started a week or so ago. I can't do bugs. Any scented air sprays they don't like?
I think there is one scented spray that helps keep them from bothering you....




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I might have exaggerated when I described it as an infestation. I have three flys aboard and I just got one.

I don't want people to get the idea I'm filthy. They are on everybody's boat. They're kind of weird looking. Not big. Not your normal Texas or Iowa fly.

So it's not an infestation but its an annoyance in went from no bugs to some bugs.

Just teasing, because it was toooooo easy
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Dude you know I'm an ax man. It's how I get so many chicks.
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Dude you know I'm an ax man. It's how I get so many chicks.
I figured you would be, do you spray the Ax on each dollar one at a time, or stack it and spray the stack?
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I use bifenthrin (Talstar is one brand name) at my land based house, don't have a boat yet.
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It's what most professional pest control guys use for insect control. It's pretty safe for humans as it's labeled for use in restaurant kitchens. It has residual effect that lasts up to 3 months too. One important note though it is HIGHLY TOXIC to aquatic life.
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If it's highly toxic to aquatic life then it probably shouldn't be carried on a boat.
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Re: Help! Flys

You could get a dozen of so geckos. Of course you'll have to crank the heat on the boat up to 80˚ or so to keep the geckos happy.
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You could get a dozen of so geckos. Of course you'll have to crank the heat on the boat up to 80˚ or so to keep the geckos happy.
Some of the local frogs would be a better option, or a spider or two or three!
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Re: Help! Flys

Yeah, I don't think the geckos would like the climate here. It's a bit chilly and there isnt much sun I assume geckos like sun.

I think that by me smacking them they are telling their friends and no new flys are coming. We'll see tomorrow.

I shouldn't have called it an infestation. But I did worry that there were eggs somewhere on the boat and that these had hatched and it was the beginning of the end. I actually have to keep the boat clean, uncluttered and smelling good while out here for my own comfort and flys make me feel dirty so it was bothering me more than just the annoyance of flys themselves.

I spray it on the pile of money. I don't sully myself with touching or counting my dirty cash so when I pay for things I take the wrapped stack I get from the bank and hand it in its entirety to the cashier and instruct them to take whatever my purchase cost and keep the change so I can keep only hundreds. I probably end up losing money this way over the long run, but at least I don't lost my dignity squabbling over 20's.
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