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Do you use white or black fly nets?
I use the white ones as it saves me putting up white "privacy" curtains behind the windows. I just got some from the local Coop Brico Center, they had all kinds of sizes going from 1x1m to 1.5x3m.
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I use the white ones as it saves me putting up white "privacy" curtains behind the windows. I just got some from the local Coop Brico Center, they had all kinds of sizes going from 1x1m to 1.5x3m.
Thanks, my local Migros had the black (actually anthracite) ones, so that's what I got. But good to know about the effect of the white ones.
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

Yeah the anthracite ones are practically invisible which is a big plus. It's worth pointing out that there are fly nets for French Windows / doors too, just a full length curtain type thing if you like to have your balcony / terrace accessible in the summer time.
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

Bumping this thread as I realised that a little time (and the recent high temperatures) was sufficient for the maggots (very likely, housefly) to thrive in my white garbage bag left (reasonably closed) on the balcony.

Got rid of the bag (bundled it up inside another) and been subjecting the area to lots of bleach solution (losing track of how many tablets were dissolved). Some amount of success, but I still see a few of them wriggling on the tiles. Would anyone happen to have any better ideas?
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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

Terpentine, or get one of these to get rid of the horrid creatures. I'm not a creepy crawly hater, but all maggots do in the rubbish is make more flies to make more maggots, not welcome here at all.

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Re: Gross! Maggots in my kitchen

Where can I get that?

Otherwise, my repeated bleach solution attacks has worked (unless the pesky things are hiding between the tiles- the balcony is laid with garden titles). The survivors were bundled up into a bag and thrown away.

Would anyone know how to prevent this in the future? The context is that I don't generate much household waste and thus the white garbage bag is only slowly filled up during the week. The result is that some mamma housefly must have found it a lovely nest...
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Where can I get that?

Otherwise, my repeated bleach solution attacks has worked (unless the pesky things are hiding between the tiles- the balcony is laid with garden titles). The survivors were bundled up into a bag and thrown away.

Would anyone know how to prevent this in the future? The context is that I don't generate much household waste and thus the white garbage bag is only slowly filled up during the week. The result is that some mamma housefly must have found it a lovely nest...
Coop Bau and Hobby or Jumbos, places like that. They lay eggs that may not be apparent till they are buzzing around you and laying more eggs.
I was being flippant about the flame thrower, but wiping turps around your rubbish container ( you do have one right? not just the bag on the balcony), will definitely make a big difference, they do hide...
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Coop Bau and Hobby or Jumbos, places like that. They lay eggs that may not be apparent till they are buzzing around you and laying more eggs.
I was being flippant about the flame thrower, but wiping turps around your rubbish container ( you do have one right? not just the bag on the balcony), will definitely make a big difference, they do hide...
Thanks! I need to visit OBI soon- so hopefully will find something there. Prior to the bleach, I tried ordinary household cleaner (didn't work) and the Migros insecticide (didn't work too).

And, actually, yes No rubbish container on the balcony. Am ordering one from IKEA now.
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