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Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 1:59pm
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Helen99

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Does any one know what's with all the flies? It's like an infestation you get attacked of swarms of them everytime you walk outside its horrendous. Moved here for outdoor living and cant even sit outside any advice is much appreciated. 

ksloan5

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 2:54pm

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Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 2:54pm

I'm told they are particularly bad this year, but generally they are just part of life during the summer. This is why people spend a lot of money putting up mesh enclosures, and part of the reason why the Spanish do their outdoor socializing after dark.

BobL

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 5:37pm

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Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 5:37pm

Hi,

Spot on.

We have Fly free zones front and back and, as far as the cottage is concerned, the best investment we made. Not cheap. Either initially or when you want panels replaced. One firm us 75€ call out fee plus 45€+/ panel. One acquaintance paid 13K+ to have his garden & swimming pool covered.

Worse yetinland & if you are near.pig/goat farms.

On our fields I wear a fly-hood. I brought a number from Oz.

Spain; dust & flies.

Saludos,

Bob and Sandra

Mojacar Playa and Puerto Lumbreras.

chevyrecycler34

Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 10:40pm

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Posted: Thu Jun 6, 2019 10:40pm

Second bobl, we're lucky in that partner, after a ruined 65th birthday party with flies and wasps had a pergola with grapes dismantled and sold, another big fruit tree ripped up and an enclosure fitted around the pool and patio as well as the front patio.

Having said that we still do get the odd fly come in when partner does washing as they can come in in youre hair lol.

I remarked the other day to my partner that the pesky things do seem to understand when you swat them and tell them to "f off" they leave you alone for a bit, just arm yourself with plenty of fly swatters and/or instant killer spray you can get from every asia shop. 

They do seem more plentiful this year but theres been a heck of a lot less wasps. All part of living in Spain I suppose.

Champ

Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 7:47am

Champ

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Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 7:47am

I expect a midges hat that springs open - Scottish midges are very thirsty and clouds of them appear - but the Scots have developed excellent hats so face is covered - might look a bit odd in town though 🤣😂

Jenni

Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 12:26pm

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Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 12:26pm

Just pot luck, I live in the campo in Oria, and so far hardly any flies, last year loads. Just pot luck 

Helen99

Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 3:08pm

Helen99

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Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 3:08pm

Thank you all. Usefull information for when I purchase. I'm renting at min so the bee suits are on order.

Ros

Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 4:58pm

Ros

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Posted: Fri Jun 7, 2019 4:58pm

Interesting.  I’ve always found much fewer flies than in U.K. in Mojacar Playa.

Kdskitchens

Posted: Sat Jun 8, 2019 10:19am

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Posted: Sat Jun 8, 2019 10:19am

We were at almanzora renting a villa last year , it drove us nuts , every time you took a bite to eat they would be in your mouth , so we moved pretty quick , don’t suffer at all now 

chevyrecycler34

Posted: Sat Jun 8, 2019 3:48pm

chevyrecycler34

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Posted: Sat Jun 8, 2019 3:48pm

We went for a meal the other year and the server gave us fly swatters with our starters lol

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