Product Type: Raid garden chemicals
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Member Name: Blurbubble
Date: 09/10/02, updated on 09/10/02 (1565 review reads)
Advantages: Good price, effective
Disadvantages: Smells awful, needs to be used with caution
DISCLAIMER! No wine or hair products in this one!
It seems that this Summer my kitchen was the 'place to be? for the local fly population for some reason. I always get a handful of them in there, no doubt attracted by the two bowls of cat food, litter tray and yesterday's washing-up in the sink but this year there was a hideous invasion! I'm talking horror movie stuff here - too many to count, lurking in every corner, following me around my kitchen and watching my every move.
I hate flies. Apart from the fact that they are annoying and dirty, there is also the possibility of maggots appearing on any stray bits of cat food that I miss on the occasions I bend down as far as the kitchen floor - yeugh! So, for prevention and cure, I have always had one of those solid Vapona fly killers placed in the kitchen quietly gassing them and it always did the trick.
Ah! This year after trawling all the relevant shops and websites, I came to the conclusion that the household fly had somewhere along the line become a protected endangered species and no-one had told me. These free standing fly killers appeared to be discontinued with no similar substitutes available and a distinct lack of any other suitable fly killers was to be found. So, it had to be a good old can of fly spray then - a shoot 'em up, in other words!
I invested in a can of "RAID Fly and Wasp Killer" from Tesco - "Kills Bugs Dead" it delicately claims. I paid £1.89 for a 300ml can manufactured by Jonhson Wax Ltd, more well known for their cleaning products, so I hoped I wasn't just going to get a nice sheen on my flies (if you pardon the expression!) So I went into the kitchen to do battle, grasping the menacing blue spray can in my sweaty hand I generously sprayed this stuff directly at the little beasts as well as spraying it indiscriminately around my flat. It smells strongly - a bitter, chemical smell - so it won't be mi
staken for your air freshener!
Within quarter of an hour the buzzing had grown feint and I was finding little casualties on the floor, on windowsills etc - it was working! Despite this there appeared to be quite a few of the evil airbornes who lived to see another day and might require a second attack but it looked like I was winning. A successful investment.
Now for some important technical bits! This fly killer is for indoor use but be cautious if you have pets around and do not breath in the spray, always spray it up into the air to allow it to disperse. If using it in the kitchen, like I had to, make sure any foodstuffs are out of the way or well covered as with any cooking/eating equipment and utensils. Avoid getting it on your skin and wash your hands after use.
That's about it really! Although this (almost) did the trick for my little "problem" it's still not as good as using a round-the-clock fly killer as I had before which was far more effective as this requires you to go on a killing mission every now and then whereas the other ones just got on with the job. However it is a good weapon to have to hand!
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