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Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 10:35am
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bobcurran

Posts: 11

Location: Tabernas

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Hi all you seem like a nice bunch of people here so after a little help please.

am looking at  a finca in urcal to retire to but have read there is a problem with flies in the area.does anybody have any more infomation on this please because i hate flies.any help or advice please.

regards

bob

clive56

Thu May 3, 2018 12:34pm

Posts: 5

Location: Huércal-Overa

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Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 12:34pm

Bob,

Flies can be a problem. However, varies with time of year. Most people install a fly free cover. We have a large court yard which is covered with a rigid net structure, the same as used in Florida for mossie's. See www.screenmasters.es

or www.lifestyle-enclosures.com

In the town it is less of a problem, likewise down on the coast.

I would not let the possibility of flies put you off Urcal, which is a lovely village. We have had our place there for 18 years and have no regrets at all.

Clive

bobcurran

bobcurran

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Thu May 3, 2018 12:58pm

Posts: 11

Location: Tabernas

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Posted: Thu May 3, 2018 12:58pm

thanks for the reply Clive it's really helpful.i was thinking more about the grandkids playing in the pool more than anything else.i think i would get used to the smell and if flies are not an all year round thing then this would not be so bad.

regards

bob

pah1547

pah1547

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Sat May 5, 2018 8:01am

Posts: 196

Location: Huércal-Overa

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Posted: Sat May 5, 2018 8:01am

Re the pool, the flies tend to be about when you will want to be using the pool. We stayed  in Santa Maria de Nieva when we were looking for our home, when we got out of the pool we were inundated with flies, in the end we just went inside. The people who owned the property had a big fly enclosure but the idea of living in Spain is to spend lots of time outside and that isn't going to happen if you are stuck in some sort of cage, which is what a fly enclosure is. The nearer the coast you get the less of a problem it seems to be.

Best wishes, 

Paul.

chevyrecycler34

chevyrecycler34

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Sat May 5, 2018 3:48pm

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Location: Huércal-Overa

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Posted: Sat May 5, 2018 3:48pm

Hi, partner had a whats known as a fly free enclosure installed last November because of the wasp and fly problem that was caused by the authorities attempting to fix a solution with afids, it didnt seem to work but a lot of things combined together didnt help.

We used to have a pergola which was close to one end of the pool with large clumps of white/green grapes and a smaller group of red grapes, the white/green grapes in particular were harbouring wasps, there was a fig tree as well which once the figs ripened and the fruit dropped became a go to area for the wasps.

Any area that has water will attract wasps and to a lesser extent flies.

Cant understand why you wont use the pool and say its like being in a cage, ours is the largest entertaining space and invariably when our group of friends go out we most often than not come here and enjoy time in the enclosure around the pool and tables and chairs, we're looking forward to the weather and water warming up so we can use it all.

pah1547

pah1547

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Sun May 6, 2018 7:25am

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Location: Huércal-Overa

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Posted: Sun May 6, 2018 7:25am

Hi Chevy, this was just our experience when we stayed in that area when we were looking for a property. When we got out of the pool,we must have had at least 20/25 flies each landing on us whilst we were wet.There was a lovely area set aside that had a small bar and everything but it was impossible to use it. Unless you have a very large area that can be fully enclosed, it seems that a lot of your garden/outside space is unusable. We have met other people who have had similar experiences and as we enjoy our gardening and want to spend lots of time outside, this is just not possible around there, you cannot fully enclose a 600m2+  garden so you can work in peace.

As I say, this is just our experience and I am not saying it is a blanket experience of what is a lovely area.

Best wishes,

Paul.

hartcjhart

Mon May 7, 2018 9:34pm

Posts: 67

Location: Mojacar

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Posted: Mon May 7, 2018 9:34pm

bobcurran wrote on Thu May 3, 2018 10:35am:

Hi all you seem like a nice bunch of people here so after a little help please.

am looking at  a finca in urcal to retire to but have read there is a problem with flies in the area.does anybody have any more infomation on this please because i hate flies.any help or advice please.

regards

bob

as Bob L says depends on time of year, the Spanish tend to hang clear plastic bags filled with water around their outside areas,

what does work are electric fans as when the wind is blowing even slightly the flies go away

AndyVoss

Sun May 13, 2018 6:46pm

Posts: 36

Location: La Alfoquia

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Posted: Sun May 13, 2018 6:46pm

bobcurran wrote on Thu May 3, 2018 10:35am:

Hi all you seem like a nice bunch of people here so after a little help please.

am looking at  a finca in urcal to retire to but have read there is a problem with flies in the area.does anybody have any more infomation on this please because i hate flies.any help or advice please.

regards

bob

Hi Bob,

As you have seen from our website we have over 300 properties in this area and have lived here for 13 years. This means we know the small "hot spots" where you may get a little more of a country smell or a few more flies.

If you dont want those areas we dont show you properties in those areas.

Kind Regards

Andy Voss Voss Homes Estate Agents 155A Carretera Estacion Huercal-Overa, CP 04600 Almeria Spain Mobile: 0034 678 002 006 Landline:0034 950 616 827 Website: www.vosshomesspain.com FOLLOW AND LIKE US ON FACEBOOK https://www.facebook.com/vosshomes/

Jodie

Fri Aug 3, 2018 12:51am

Posts: 2

Location: Roquetas de Mar

Posted: Fri Aug 3, 2018 12:51am

Hi, 

I'm just wondering if anyone could tell me how bad the flies are during August? I have booked a holiday for next August and have only just seen reviews about flies.  We are going to Roquetas de mar and will be staying in a hotel opposite the beach.  Any information will be helpful. Thanks.

Jodie

chevyrecycler34

chevyrecycler34

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Sun Aug 5, 2018 2:10pm

Posts: 669

Location: Huércal-Overa

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Posted: Sun Aug 5, 2018 2:10pm

Hi, cant speak for what conditions are like in RDM but from other responses it looks like the closer you are to beaches/sea the lower the level of a fly problem there is, and conversely the further inland/rural you go the more there tends to be a problem.

Thats not to say there arent flies in RDM and as opposed to last year/summer when most everyone said they'd never come across so many flies and particularly wasps everywhere due to a failed government initiative, the old adage, " where theres water theres wasps" still prevails tho this year in much much lower numbers.

We use the big cans of double action kill on contact insect sprays you get from the Asia shops plus good old fashioned fly swatters.

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