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Adele Louw

Hi everyone. I have a fly problem, can I use diluted jeyes fluid around the house? Thanks


  • LynLyn Posts: 22,884
    My OH has just said that if I come near his flys with Jeyes fluid, he may get violent. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • We stay close to a chicken farm that is not taken care of. Municipality are busy with steps against the farmer.. But in meantime we are run over by flies. Believe you me if I tell you jeyes is my last attempt to get rid of flies... 
  • Ah, but anything you do is not going to stop them breeding if they are coming in from a nearby source. I would think sticky traps are the way to go to stop them buzzing round you & hope the council get on with their enforcement action. A letter to your local MP might help shake them up a bit.
    AB Still learning

  • Ahhh Thank you.... I am on them Those sticky traps we change every 12 hours!!!! 
  • LynLyn Posts: 22,884
    I really don’t think you want to be breathing in jeyes fluid. 
    I would push the council into fast action. 
    Gardening on the wild, windy west side of Dartmoor. 

  • Trying my best, but yea pushing them is my only legal option......
    want to spray the jeyes around the house, at this stage I'd rather breath the jeyes than another day with damn flies...
  • Thanks Philippa, yes it is a huge problem
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 86,151
    I am sorry for your problem but I don’t think Jeyes Fluid will help you. Screens over windows and doors and sticky traps are the best solution.
    Do you have any pets? Jeyes Fluid is a deadly poison to cats and results in an agonising death. 

    Gardening in Central Norfolk on improved gritty moraine over chalk ... free-draining.

  • Thank you for your response, yes we have dogs but they dont go where I want to spray. Screens sticky traps dont they still come in...

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 17,279
    My mum used to have problems with flies, when next door had 12 dogs and a very smelly garden. She got one of those blue light electrocuter things. Zapped them all. No smell, no pesticides.
    Google insect-o-cutor  at screwfix.
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