Thursday, 9 January 2014

Fly plague of 2014

We've always had a lot of flies in our neighbourhood, and the presence of our family chickens doesn't help matters in this regard. So a couple of weeks ago I bought some fly traps from Bunnings (hardware shop) and gave them a whirl. 

The result was impressive. So much so that I went and bought a jumbo version for the chook shed. 

While the fly massacre is of biblical proportions, I'm a little perplexed; is the liquid in the fly trap so enticing that we are attracting flies from miles away, or is the seemingly significant increase in our local fly population just a coincidence?

Whatever the case, there are literally thousands of the buggers just dying to drown in whatever poison we're feeding them. It's bloody disgusting, and smells awful.

Four days worth:


Probably her fault: