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Old 09-03-2013, 03:41 PM   #1
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How to keep flies out of my camper?

I was wondering if anyone has had a fly problem in their camper and how it was solved? The last 2 weekends we have been out camping and have had an excessive amount(50-60 at one time) of flies in our camper. The door is shut all the time and there is no rips in the screens either. I know that we are going to have some flies it's camping but the amount is unbearable! Any ideas would be helpful.
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Old 09-03-2013, 03:52 PM   #2
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We don't get that many - but one solution i'm looking into is getting a venus fly trap.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:13 PM   #3
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It maybe possible that you have a small dead animal in the trailer or in the under belly. Sometimes it will attract the fries and not smell.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:31 PM   #4
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I have no problem either to that extent, just acouple that might sneak in when going in or out.
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Old 09-03-2013, 04:46 PM   #5
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You mentioned that the door is closed but do you use the screen door? On my TT I noticed a gap wide enough for flies to come in even with the slider closed. There's a slight bend with with my slider door so it doesn't fit snug. A strip of form rubber was added which seems to be doing the trick.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:04 PM   #6
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OK, here's a tried and true method I've used at home, and even around horse stables;

Take a quart sized zip lock back, fill it with water, and hang it near the door.

Evidently this water causes vision refraction due to their complex eyes;

HowStuffWorks "Can a bag of water keep flies away?"

Usually the zip lock is hung by tacks thru the area above the zipper. For your RV I'd use the clothes hangers designed to hang trousers, clamping the plastic above the zipper between the tension bars. Then hang the bag by the hook on the awning arms, etc.

I've tried this. I works. I don't swear by *how* it works, it just does.

I've never put the flakes of tinfoil inside the water, or the penny. Just plain clear water in a ziplock bag.
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Old 09-03-2013, 05:05 PM   #7
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P.S. Once inside I'd use the sticky fly strips.
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I've heard that pennies inside a ziplock bag filled with water work well. Light reflection confusing the little buggers.
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Old 09-03-2013, 06:22 PM   #9
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what about the zip lock baggie thing and a couple magnets .. 1 inside screen door, and the other outside on or in the ziplock bag? should hold it fairly snug.
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I was wondering if anyone has had a fly problem in their camper and how it was solved? The last 2 weekends we have been out camping and have had an excessive amount(50-60 at one time) of flies in our camper. The door is shut all the time and there is no rips in the screens either. I know that we are going to have some flies it's camping but the amount is unbearable! Any ideas would be helpful.
Gun them down with Bug A Salt... A little salt won't hurt nothing and it drops them right in their tracks. Kinda fun to. Doesn't work so well on wasps, tho; it just pisses them off. Don't ask me how I know.

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