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Walton County's Help with Yellow Flies

Discussion in 'All About SoWal' started by seagrover, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. seagrover

    seagrover Beach Fanatic

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    FYI - If you call Walton County Mosquito Control, sorry I don't have the # now, they will bring out a black sticky ball and hang it in a tree for you - FREE.

    They came out a couple of hours after I called on Friday and also gave me instructions for making more.

    We have black sticky balls all over our neighborhood - at least some help with those pesky critters!!!
     
  2. RiverOtter

    RiverOtter got any pics?

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    What about bats? Ever tried bat boxes? :cool:
     
  3. BeachDreamer

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    We have a huge bat condo with a nursery roost at the top, but so far only wasps have enjoyed it. :sosad: I am hoping soon we will have some bats. Mosquitos here are terrible! I went out for a few minutes yesterday and looked down, and saw at least 10-15 on my legs at once, like it was happy hour. Ahhh! There are negatives to living in the woods... love the privacy, hate the mosquitos.
     
  4. kurt

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    BeachDreamer Beach Fanatic

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    That's for sure! The box has to be a certain color, certain height, certain distance from trees and water, just the right amount of shade, and the list goes on and on. Now that you mention it, that big sticky black ball doesn't sound too bad. :roll:
     
  6. RiverOtter

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    Anybody ever try one of these?

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  7. Kim Smith

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    Yes, we have one of the Mesq. Magnetics and they do work. My husband sells them at his store in Atlanta and he also sells them through ebay.
     
  8. RiverOtter

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    Can you give a brotha a hook up? :cool:
     
  9. Kim Smith

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    RiverOtter, please clarify.
     
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    Saw one on The Today Show. They say they work - I dunno.
     
  11. JC

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    Got one about 3 weeks ago & it's caught about 400 yellow flies. I hope it does just as good on them little blood sucking mosquitoes this summer.
     
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    Clarification = Where could an ordinary, everyday Otter like myself buy one of these at (trying to help a brotha out) discount :D
     
  13. JustBeachy

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    Seagrover, tell me about the black sticky balls. Did you have to paint your own beach balls? What kind of paint did you use? I'd never heard of this until a few weeks ago, and I'm all for whatever will alieviate those pesky yellow flies QUICKLY!!!
     
  14. seagrovelover

    seagrovelover little sugar

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    Ok guys.....I have to tell you, this is freaking me out a little bit. We have vacationed in Seagrove for the past five years.....have had no trouble with yellow flies!! am I in for a surprise ???? we will be there on Sunday. :eek:
     
  15. fly

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    Pitiful humans. :floor:
     
  16. fly

    fly Beach Comber

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    Bats are slow and stupid beside the fly.
     
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    I have matches.
     
  18. Smiling JOe

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    Where is my 39cent fly swatter?
     
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    :clap_1: :laughing1 :floor: :lolabove: That was good!
     
  20. Kim Smith

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    You can call my husband on his cell, 404-391-5845. His name is Harold Smith. He owns 2 hardware stores here in Atlanta and carries them in his store. Just tell him from the So. Walton family and he can see what he can do. He did say he only had 2 left in his stock. He has sold about 14 in the past 2 weeks.
     

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