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I hate a fly

Discussion in 'General Chit-Chat' started by CES020, Sep 9, 2012.

  1. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    Anyone else have that one lone fly in the shop that drives you insane? It's that time of the year here to throw open the doors and let some fresh air in. Unfortunately, that always brings that one pain the a%$ fly in with it.

    I've got one now that's targeting me. He keeps landing on my head, then I swat him away. He comes back, lands on the back of my neck. Swat him away. Comes back, lands on my forearm (I promise I took a shower before coming to work today!).

    It's driving me crazy! I spent 10 minutes trying to swat it down and it wasn't having any part of that.

    Dang, I hate a fly.
     
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  2. signcrafters london

    signcrafters london Very Active Member

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    Maybe you need to get one or more of these. I always wanted one when I was a kid. Thanks to this thread, I may get one now, lol.
     

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  3. Dakotagrafx

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    got an electric flyswatter from Walmart - no guts when hit - turns em to ash and it gives a certain pleasure when you vaporize their butt
     

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  4. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Even Golden Malrin doesn't work this time of year....:(


    JB
     
  5. James Burke

    James Burke Being a grandpa is more fun than working

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    Venus Flytraps are cool...I used to have on as a kid.


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  6. IronHawk

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    What does it do when you swat the one that landed on the back of your neck? Any amperage transfer? I can just picture explaining that one...
     
  7. Suz

    Suz Very Active Member

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    OOOh, I like it! Lots of flys around yesterday!
     
  8. rjssigns

    rjssigns Major Contributor

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    I was going to make cookies, but all the raisins flew away.:rolleyes:
     
  9. Scott Reynolds

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    Raid Flying Insect Spray. You dont even have to hit it, just close enough that it flys through the mist. If it does, its dead. Dot fill your office with it, it will make a funny taste on your tongue.

    [​IMG]
     
  10. Drip Dry

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    Bottle of rubbing alcohol in a sprayer bottle. Turn the stream on straight stream. Wait for the fly to land somewhere, and squirt it. Kills them almost instantly. pick it up with a paper towel.
     
  11. Ken

    Ken Major Contributor

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    Depending on your dexterity, if you come from behind the fly, they are easier to catch.
    As Kermit the Frog would say.." Time is fun when you're having flies".
    Cheers! Ken
     
  12. fmg

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    I am pretty sure that fly in your shop has it's long lost cousin in mine.The thing is there from the minute I walk through the door until the end of the day.
    It just sits on the letter Q on the keypad right beside my fresh cup of coffee and dares me to swat it knowing that I will make a complete mess with the coffee all over the keypad.I then get up and walk to the back of the shop some 60 feet away from the desk and the horrid thing is there with me.
    Yep it is fair to say "I hate that fly too"
     
  13. CES020

    CES020 Very Active Member

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    Yeah, I think it's the Navy Seal of the fly world. I don't see it, I don't hear it, but when both hands are full, it lands on my head. If I put something down and swat it away, I look to see where it goes and it's not there. I pick something back up, bam, right on my head. Swat it away, look, nothing to see.

    If I do catch a glimpse of it, I'll pick up whatever is within reach and I'll take a swing at it. It's never where I swing. I think it's had some professional training for sure.

    F'in thing makes me crazy.
     
  14. 401Graphics

    401Graphics Very Active Member

    :roflmao:
     
  15. David Wright

    David Wright Active Member

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    I will trade you for some bees.
    It is these frickin ground bees that have got me twice in the last month cutting the grass.
    Can' tell where they might be but hove too long pushing the mower and I am toast.
    More so, I swell up pretty good from the venom and card hardly walk with a swollen ankle.
    Afraid to mow the lawn anymore and don't know of a lawn treatment that will work.
     
  16. Dakotagrafx

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    Had friend that hit the button then hit his wife in the butt, evidently it does store the charge in a capacitor, she did get shocked and he got hit :omg2:
     
  17. GAC05

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    Or go old school and wrap a couple of these around your forehead.
    These are hands free - can be safely used even while driving.

    wayne k
    guam usa
     

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  18. OlsonSigns601

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    Www.bugasalt.com

    Once I get mine, the door will stay open all day. All flys are welcome.
     
  19. woahdude

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    its even worse when you get smooshed flys on the vinyl and print right over them. i heard stories of mice being in the media too! :omg:
     
  20. gabagoo

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    Fruit flys drive me crazy and i swear they bite too!!! I have bought traps for them, but far worse was 3 weeks back a wasp somehow made his way upstairs and was buzzing around my office. I generally just swat them away, but this guy lands on the back of my chair and when i sat down he stung me twice in the back. Felt like someone stuck 2 pins in me and they felt like they were still in me.

    Was not as bad as I had thought it would be...much less painful than a bee sting, in fact it just got itchy like a bad mosquito bite for about a week....

    yesterday while golfing during a practice swing I caught something yellow and black out of the corner of my eye fly under my arm near my armpit and then...OUCH!!! he got me... another wasp!!!

    Thats 2 stings in less than a month and I have never been stung by one my whole life. Again it did not hurt that much and now is just red and itchy.
     
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