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Old 01-11-2018, 09:55 AM   #1
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vital message, how to kill a fly

No matter how carefully I enter or exit our Scamp there always seems to be a critter or two that sneak in, usually flys or mosquitos. I really hate these guys. Always willing to try anything I am looking for help. First, I queried the google and found the site listed below. It is on the internet so it must be true. Can't wait to try it out, and chemical warfare seems much more fun than a low tech fly swatter, and your camper will get cleaner too. Do you have a favorite method to bring sudden death to these pests?

Here is this internet fellow's technique.
Here is what you need to know:
Flies have amazing eyesight, fly extremely fast, and propagate like mad.
Grab a multi-surface cleaner spray bottle. Spray the fly at close range.
The fly will dance its last dance in a matter of 6 seconds.
Learn much more by clicking here.

Happy Hunting, john

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Old 01-11-2018, 10:20 AM   #2
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In my rig, the new model screen door has some gaps around the outside of the frame, plenty of room for little bugs to squeeze through. I would guess the original model screen door has a similar shortcoming. A little weatherstripping seems to help.

If keeping the main door shut, then you can get in and out of the camper with fewer bugs by closing all the windows and vents except the powered vent, and set the powered vent (Fantastic Fan) to intake at max speed. That tends to blow the critters out as they try to piggy-back their way inside while the door is opened. But of course that kills your ventilation. I have only used this method when the buggers were really bad, and then once inside for a time, reopen the windows and set the fan to exhaust, or use A/C.,
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Old 01-11-2018, 11:54 AM   #3
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How to successfully kill (or capture) a fly!

This works 100%!
You need a laser pointer, preferred red light. (cheap item)
Wait until the fly lands. Point the laser at it's eyes for couple of minutes. Now you don't have to be very close to the fly. You will see that after a couple of minutes you can get right up to the fly's eyes with the laser on and it won't move.
As you shine the light steadily on the fly it blinds it. After a couple minutes you can kill it or capture it with a glass or something it will not move. I've done this hundreds of times! Unfortunately, it doesn't work on mosquitos!
Have fun!

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Old 01-11-2018, 11:56 AM   #4
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I like the bug-a-salt gun that shoots a spray of table salt. Great fun. Also you can let someone else use it and share in their joy while you can relax.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:04 PM   #5
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There is always the Harbor Freight Electronic Fly Swatter. No mess, no chemicals, and the resulting "Zap" let you know you got him! On top of that, it is ofter available free with a coupon.
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Old 01-11-2018, 12:38 PM   #6
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For black widows, having nothing else at hand except our hands, so to speak, we used hair spray. Suppose we could've hit it with the can, but we sprayed it. Slowed it way down for a while and then that was all she wrote.

But it wasn't inside Peanut!

We like the bug zapper, electronic fly swatter, too, looks like a tennis racket. We literally used up the old one. After several battery changes over several years, it went the way of its many victims. We got a new one last spring at Winco (grocery store) for under $5. Will look for a free one at Harbor Freight.
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Old 01-11-2018, 01:13 PM   #7
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I like the bug-a-salt gun that shoots a spray of table salt. Great fun. Also you can let someone else use it and share in their joy while you can relax.
I got one for Christmas. Now I can leave the screen open in my den. One more reason to be glad when winter is over!
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Old 01-11-2018, 03:46 PM   #8
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Wait until the fly lands on a horizontal surface. Clap your hands once just above the fly. Something about the air movement causes the fly to rise up and BAM - you got 'em. Wear gloves if the experience gives you the creeps.

I've killed more flies that way and amazed audiences at the same time!
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Wait until the fly lands on a horizontal surface. Clap your hands once just above the fly. Something about the air movement causes the fly to rise up and BAM - you got 'em. Wear gloves if the experience gives you the creeps.

I've killed more flies that way and amazed audiences at the same time!
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:29 PM   #10
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Scamp flys

Ah!!!! the answer is obvious. You own a Scamp! I own a Casita, and bugs NEVER go in mine, The obvious solution is to sell the Scamp and buy a Casita.

I have heard that that other brands of FT will work as well

If you are unwilling to try the above, the next best solutions are; never park where bugs live, AND, NEVER open the door!

Hope that helps.
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Old 01-11-2018, 06:49 PM   #11
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I am with Jon.

We have the electronic swatter in our screen room, one in the trailer, often carry one in the car. Also have one in the house. Would not want to be without one.

I live in northern Minnesota where the need is great.
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Ah!!!! the answer is obvious. You own a Scamp! I own a Casita, and bugs NEVER go in mine, The obvious solution is to sell the Scamp and buy a Casita.

I have heard that that other brands of FT will work as well

If you are unwilling to try the above, the next best solutions are; never park where bugs live, AND, NEVER open the door!

Hope that helps.
That could also mean that the inside of a Casita is more toxic than the inside of a Scamp and those pesky flies know to avoid toxic places and things!
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That could also mean that the inside of a Casita is more toxic than the inside of a Scamp and those pesky flies know to avoid toxic places and things!
Hmmmm, never thought of that possibility

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That could also mean that the inside of a Casita is more toxic than the inside of a Scamp and those pesky flies know to avoid toxic places and things!
It's the carpet. Repels bugs - and some humans too. :
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Old 01-13-2018, 10:37 AM   #15
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Buy or make a bug control kit. It’s a block of wood and a mallet. When the bug land on the block whack it with the mallet. 100% effective. The hard part is getting the bug to land on the block.
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We carry a Ryobi cordless hand vac. Useful for getting dirt out of the corners after sweeping, but also sucks flies and mosquitoes up with aplomb.
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