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mosquito net around your veranda?

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2023 8:56am
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Galvez

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Location: Arboleas

Joined: 21 Sep 2023

I am looking for a home in the Arboleas region. In a striking number of advertisements I see that the veranda is completely shielded with a kind of mesh, mosquito net. Are there so many problems with small flying pests?

LosPardoslady

Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2023 1:02pm

LosPardoslady

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Posted: Fri Sep 22, 2023 1:02pm

With respect this question has been asked and answered many times over.  Flies, and wasps as well as other flying insects are a problem, particularly in the daylight hours and also they are attracted by light after the sun goes down.  Arboleas and many of the villages around are agricultural areas, there are also farms that have livestock, so often there are quite a lot of flies.  Some people aren't bothered by them, others prefer to enjoy the outside lifestyle without them.  

It used to be mainly foreign residents who opted for Florida style screening but now lots of Spaniards like the lack of bugs.

That's the primary reason for screening.  I've lived in both the countryside and also near the sea.  In the countryside I had screening by the sea I can't get it installed because in my present location it wouldn't work.  I'd have it in a heartbeat to keep out the flies and more importantly the mozzies who seem very enamoured with me😢

kazakay

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2023 6:58pm

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2023 6:58pm

Having experienced flies staying opposite an orange grove within a golf resort.... never again! It drove us mental  as we had never experienced so many annoying flies! Quite frankly it spoiled the holiday as we couldn't be outside and sunbathe let alone dare to eat! 

Our property priority was therefore the below: 

1. Finding a property not too rural with lots of food/animal farming nearby.

2. Not near large water deposits. (I get eaten alive!)

3. Avoiding areas where nets are as this clearly indicates an issue for sure.

4. Properties showing photos with fly strips hanging inside.

This criteria therefore narrowed down our field very much when looking alongside google view searches. Then again I have a very low tolerance of flies and also I don't want to have to sit inside a net frame!

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Galvez

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2023 10:05pm

Galvez

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Location: Arboleas

Joined: 21 Sep 2023

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2023 10:05pm

kazakay wrote on Sat Sep 30, 2023 6:58pm:

Having experienced flies staying opposite an orange grove within a golf resort.... never again! It drove us mental  as we had never experienced so many annoying flies! Quite frankly it spoiled the holiday as we couldn't be outside and sunbathe let alone dare to eat! 

Our property priority was therefore the below: ...

...

1. Finding a property not too rural with lots of food/animal farming nearby.

2. Not near large water deposits. (I get eaten alive!)

3. Avoiding areas where nets are as this clearly indicates an issue for sure.

4. Properties showing photos with fly strips hanging inside.

This criteria therefore narrowed down our field very much when looking alongside google view searches. Then again I have a very low tolerance of flies and also I don't want to have to sit inside a net frame!

So, where are you living now? I live in the campo, nearby Malaga. Between grapes and nearby a farm with cabras, about 700,,,,    they are walking around us, 2 times a day, but flies??? not really many.......... Advise:  Do not move to Almaria???//

kazakay

Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2023 11:11pm

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Location: Sierra Cabrera

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Posted: Sat Sep 30, 2023 11:11pm

Galvez wrote on Sat Sep 30, 2023 10:05pm:

So, where are you living now? I live in the campo, nearby Malaga. Between grapes and nearby a farm with cabras, about 700,,,,    they are walking around us, 2 times a day, but flies??? not really many.......... Advise:  Do not move to Almaria???//

I would say just be careful where you are buying as Almeria has lots  of very agricultural areas. Research is key as with any property buy.. We had read numerous posts about Albox and Alboleas having fly issues so we just didn’t even consider those areas although we saw some lovely properties on websites. However we do not have first hand experience and of course  everyone has different tolerance levels of what they think is ok. 

jamielawrence

Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2023 2:41pm

Posts: 6

Location: Albox

Joined: 19 Sep 2023

Posted: Wed Oct 4, 2023 2:41pm

they like the water and pools eat green beans raw and garlic they wont bother you then mind you too much the wife wont either

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