Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

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  • Posted: 30 May 2009 17:12

    Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    If not, what are they for?  On outer doors, that is.

  • Posted: 31 May 2009 13:13

    Re: Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    yes, that's the point.  Or those strips of coloured plastic ones like my nan had across her pantry, as it were

    L
    xx

  • Posted: 31 May 2009 14:03

    Re: Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    My mum and dad used to have one in the 70s.  As far as I remember they didn't really work!  Although I used to plait them, so that probably didn't help!

  • Posted: 31 May 2009 14:57

    Re: Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    Thanks Lois.  I think I could probably just about cope with a beaded one (though not one with a pattern) but probably not with the strips of plastic.  We're about to move house and the back door opens up from the kitchen, so I want a way to have the door open in the summer without making it open house for the neighbourhood flies Laugh

    AliLindsey, I'm pretty sure I've done the same - I'll have to try and resist the temptation!

  • Posted: 31 May 2009 15:07

    Re: Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    I'm not sure if you can get them in the UK, but here we can buy window stickers, usually flowers or butterflies, that attract flies, and then have poison in them which kills the flys (but they aren't sticky like fly paper). You put them up in the top corners of the window, and they don't look too hideous, and they really work. it does mean you end up with a mountain of little fly corpses (or you would if you didn't pick them up).

    We have a big sliding door from our kitchen out onto the balcony, and it is pretty much open all summer, and we don't have much of a fly problem at all when we use the stickers.

  • Posted: 31 May 2009 15:18

    Re: Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    My MIL has this sort of thing, in 5 or 6 strips: http://www.flyscreenqueen.co.uk/Heavy%20Duty%20Panel%20Doors.html

  • Posted: 31 May 2009 15:59

    Re: Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    Flowery i've bought those in the UK, perhaps from lakeland? or a garden centre, with sunflowers on them.

  • Posted: 31 May 2009 16:34

    Re: Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    carolinabena:

    Flowery i've bought those in the UK, perhaps from lakeland? or a garden centre, with sunflowers on them.

    These are the ones we have, from Raid.

  • Posted: 31 May 2009 17:01

    Re: Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    Flowery, I've got a couple of those on my windows, but I still get loads of flies in.  I'll probably get a couple anyway - they're all weapons in the war Laugh

  • Posted: 31 May 2009 17:12

    Re: Do beaded door curtains keep out/discourage flies?

    How about something like this instead - http://www.habitat.co.uk/fcp/product/browse/Curtain-panel/988020

    We have these at our french doors and we don't get a single fly in.

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