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Flies, and more flies

Posted: Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:36pm
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Coralyn60

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Hiya

Can anyone advise on the best method to keep flies at bay. 

We have tried candles, sprays and electric zapper and still it’s difficult to sit on terrace without their company.  I’d appreciate any tips anyone has, I’m not talking about one or two. 
thankyou 

Lynn

Will60

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:32am

Will60

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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:32am

The only real solution is insect screening around the seating/eating area

paulsav

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:27pm

paulsav

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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:27pm

Will60 wrote on Thu Jul 29, 2021 11:32am:

The only real solution is insect screening around the seating/eating area

Hi Will

I have come to that conclusion after so many failed attempts to keep them away. I intend to go to the local agricola to price a roll of mosquitera net and cover a gazebo cos they stress me out trying to eat outside. Funny how they never show that side of things on Place in the Sun. It looks so perfect but reality is far from that. 

Regards 

Pauline 

Coralyn60

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:54pm

Coralyn60

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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:54pm

Thank you both, I thought the idea might be to try and screen the terrace.
Meanwhile we’ll make the best of it and enjoy the house and gardens. 
cheers😎

Will60

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:10pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:10pm

paulsav wrote on Thu Jul 29, 2021 12:27pm:

Hi Will

I have come to that conclusion after so many failed attempts to keep them away. I intend to go to the local agricola to price a roll of mosquitera net and cover a gazebo cos they stress me out trying to eat outside. Funny how they never show that side of things on Place in the Sun. It looks so pe...

...rfect but reality is far from that. 

Regards 

Pauline 

We made a temporary enclosure, using rolls of nylon mozzie net. It was heath-robinson, but it was 99% effective. We were able to eat outside in the evenings quite comfortably. But, over a year or two, the sun degraded the nylon and it failed.

We are now planning a new one (made by pros) using glass-fibre net.

Coralyn60

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:43pm

Coralyn60

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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:43pm

Will60 wrote on Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:10pm:

We made a temporary enclosure, using rolls of nylon mozzie net. It was heath-robinson, but it was 99% effective. We were able to eat outside in the evenings quite comfortably. But, over a year or two, the sun degraded the nylon and it failed.

We are now planning a new one (made by pros) using glass-fibre net....

...

Thaw enclosure sounds like a great idea, would you mind sharing who is making your new enclosure. 

It sounds like the perfect answer, to al fresco dining. 
Thankyou

Will60

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:50pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:50pm

Coralyn60 wrote on Thu Jul 29, 2021 1:43pm:

Thaw enclosure sounds like a great idea, would you mind sharing who is making your new enclosure. 

It sounds like the perfect answer, to al fresco dining. 
Thankyou

https://www.screenmasters.es/index

We had these guys give us an approx price. It was roughly what we expected.

(They can't provided a detailed price yet, as we are having some alterations done, and the finished terrace will be a bit different from the current arrangement).

Good luck !

paulsav

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:25pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:25pm

Will60 wrote on Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:50pm:

https://www.screenmasters.es/index

We had these guys give us an approx price. It was roughly what we expected.

(They can't provided a detailed price yet, as we are having some alterations done, and the finished terrace will be a bit different from the current arrangement).

Good luck !

Hi Will

been on their website and this is what I have been looking for for many years. Used to them in US where we had a timeshare for 12 years and wondered why not so common in Spain. Anyway we brought over a 12x8ft lean to greenhouse (complete with glass! ) but have decided to screen it instead. It,ll be a DIY job but if it can last a few years before repairs that's OK. Good luck on yours hope you get it done soon and enjoy bug free dining. 

Regards 

Pauline 

Will60

Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:26pm

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Posted: Thu Jul 29, 2021 8:26pm

paulsav wrote on Thu Jul 29, 2021 3:25pm:

Hi Will

been on their website and this is what I have been looking for for many years. Used to them in US where we had a timeshare for 12 years and wondered why not so common in Spain. Anyway we brought over a 12x8ft lean to greenhouse (complete with glass! ) but have decided to screen it instead. It,ll ...

...be a DIY job but if it can last a few years before repairs that's OK. Good luck on yours hope you get it done soon and enjoy bug free dining. 

Regards 

Pauline 

Our experience with the nylon netting .... if stretched pretty tight, it was ok.

But if allowed to "bunch-up" (like curtains), the wind movement/sun degraded it.

If you make it work, it will preserve your sanity !

Coralyn60

Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:02am

Coralyn60

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Posted: Fri Jul 30, 2021 11:02am

Will60 wrote on Thu Jul 29, 2021 2:50pm:

https://www.screenmasters.es/index

We had these guys give us an approx price. It was roughly what we expected.

(They can't provided a detailed price yet, as we are having some alterations done, and the finished terrace will be a bit different from the current arrangement).

Good luck !

Thanks, 

The advise and ideas are much appreciated.

Lynn

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