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dfucinaro 04-05-2009 05:01 PM

fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
does anyone have any ideas for fly control while having pizza parties in the outdoor pizza kitchen / dining / living areas. during several pizza parties last year, the fly problem got disgusting. would like to do better in 2009. located in omaha nebraska away from the city on a small horse acreage.

BaconGrease 04-06-2009 08:22 AM

Re: fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
we have some days when the fly's really get going, on those days I find it key to keep all the food covered as much as possible. We have some fans that we bring out as well. I've used some citronella stake candles which I think work (at least in my imagination)

Rastys 04-07-2009 06:03 AM

Re: fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
dfucinaro
I bought a bug and fly trap which worked OK just, and the other week I also got a commercial 60w 3 UV fluoro bug zapper which is mounted over and a little behind the pizza assembly area. We haven't had any fly problems to try them both out but will see how they go over the Easter break.

Rastys

CajunKnight 04-07-2009 06:47 AM

Re: fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
RED PEPPER FLAKES (or cayenne pepper) scatter it on your deck sprinkle some every once in awhile your fire (while not cooking). it works. even works on fish docks.

PizzaPolice 04-07-2009 08:39 AM

Re: fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
I have one of these. Way big fun!
DealExtreme: $7.87 Electronic Bug Zapper Racket

Outdoors, I'll use on of those food tents.
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james 04-07-2009 09:03 AM

Re: fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
We used to live near a horse area, and we would buy wasp parasites that lay their eggs on fly larvae. It seemed to keep the fly population down.
James

Frances 04-08-2009 02:21 AM

Re: fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
A bug zapper, cool!

Never seen one of those... Now I know what to give my husband for his birthday, I'll bet he could have hours of fun!

dmun 04-08-2009 07:57 AM

Re: fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
One thing (or one of many) I never got about Europe is that there are no window screens. I figured that the place was too classy to have flys.

james 04-08-2009 08:44 AM

Re: fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
We rented a big old house outside Florence, and the previous renters were Americans who lived there while they renovated another house in the neighborhood.

And they had installed fly screens on all the windows (on their own nickel). What a luxury -- the mosquitoes were the biggest problem.

James

Frances 04-09-2009 06:21 AM

Re: fly control in the outdoor kitchen
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by dmun (Post 53508)
One thing (or one of many) I never got about Europe is that there are no window screens. I figured that the place was too classy to have flys.

Har har! Sure, far too classy!

But its interesting that. No idea why it should be so...

Personally I think screens look ugly and would rather put up with the flies, but I'd be the first to admit thats a pretty stupid reason.

Does anyone know of some obscure historical fact about why Europeans don't have fly screens?


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