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  1. #1
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    Default The end to fly spots

    Hi Guys

    At last. The answer is at hand to counter fly spots on paint surfaces.
    Read on.

    Shoo fly
    Saturday, 16 December 2006, 1:45 pm
    Press Release: Resene
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
    15 DECEMBER 2006
    Shoo fly

    Good old kiwi ingenuity has resulted in another first for Resene.

    Musca domestica, the housefly, is a well known cosmopolitan pest responsible for transporting disease carrying organisms and damaging surfaces. When resting, adults regurgitate a liquid that results in spots on the surface combined with other darker spots, both of which can be difficult to remove without damaging the paint surface.

    Resene has found a way to resolve the unwanted fly spot nuisance through a novel approach Ė create a surface that flies donít like landing on and youíll minimise the appearance of fly spots.

    This novel concept has been formulated into Resene SpaceCote Flat Fly Deterrent, designed to discourage flies from landing on areas painted with this product minimising the appearance of fly spots and keeping the paint finish looking its best for longer. Extensive testing by an accredited laboratory has shown significant reductions in fly spots compared to standard paint systems.

    Resene SpaceCote Flat Fly Deterrent combines all the benefits and performance of Resene SpaceCote with the added bonus of fly deterrent. Available exclusively from Resene ColorShops nationwide in white and over 800 colours off white.
    www.scoop.co.nz

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    "There's one way to find out if a man is honest-ask him. If he says 'yes,' you know he is a crook." Groucho Marx

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    An excellent way of getting rid of fly spots is baby wipes, a couple of rubs and they go even if they are years old and no damage to paint, or at least in my experince anyway. I guess a small area should always be tested first.

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    Address the root of the problem and not the symptoms.

    A can of black flag with a cigarette lighter. Napalm the little buggers and be done with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitt View Post
    I wonder if they need testers?
    I can just picture it now: Whitt dressed up in a fly costume, trying his hardest to leave a nasty spot on a ceiling

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperDad View Post
    I can just picture it now: Whitt dressed up in a fly costume, trying his hardest to leave a nasty spot on a ceiling
    I have 2 boys and they can do well at getting the roof dirty.

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    Oh no. Now instead of landling on the ceiling and doing their regurgitations (do you call that vomit) they will land on me.

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    Raid is advertising stickers on TV now too that attract the buggers.

    I still think cleaning up rubbish and long grass is easier.
    Then a ritual fly treatment. I have the chemical premixed in a $10 pump pack. And treat the house this time every year.

    I wrote about how to do it here awhile back and had fly tips article also from memory.

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    Quote Originally Posted by whitt View Post
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    Then a ritual fly treatment. I have the chemical premixed in a $10 pump pack. And treat the house this time every year.

    I wrote about how to do it here awhile back and had fly tips article also from memory.
    How do you keep the tenants from running away whilst you do it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn View Post
    How do you keep the tenants from running away whilst you do it.

    Run away? I make sure nobody is present when I spray. The product I use is called "Ripcord Plus" it is MAF food safe and similar to that fly buster type companies use. Available via some hardware and farm stores. Mix it up and spray using a cheap pump pack.

    I use full face respirator, gloves etc. Spray ceilings and other areas. leave house to ventilate and wipe benches when finshed. Safe to return in a few hours. Probably could be sooner but a little smelly until then. I also make sure toothbrushes are not left out to be on the safe side.

    Obviously I only do this on nearby rentals,if any are on other side of Auckland and NZ I just pay someone else to do it. It works out well as I get to do an inspection at the same time.


 

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