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Coffee Culture, Flies & Me

Another changed experience for me is grabbing a quick coffee. Not that I drink coffee, I prefer hot chocolate, but you know what I mean. 

That buzzing noise of a fly being electrocuted above my head never used to worry me prior to working for Rentokil. However, I now know that it means thousands of microscopic dead fly particles are being blown about. Not only are they being being blown around in the air above my head, but also potentially on or near the drinks and cakes I am (was) about to enjoy. If I must go somewhere with a zapper fly unit, rather than an encapsulation or glue board fly control unit, I always pick a seat as far away from it as I can, that or I sit next to a draughty window or the door. 

Who would have thought that trapping flies in cling film (an over simplified non-technical description of an encapsulation fly control unit as part of our Distilled brainstorm when putting together the blog) would be such a good idea?

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One Comment

  1. Brigitta's Mum
    Posted July 22, 2009 at 1:38 pm | Permalink

    Fly control! What a marvellous and very useful thing! As I discovered recently when my living room started to become a haven for what looked like drugged up flies!! Coming downstairs one morning, my fireplace was surrounded by half a dozen dead flies coming from our fireplace. The only good thing was that as they were so dopey it was easier to catch and kill these flies then normal. Nevertheless it was slightly worrying – I don’t remember advertising my living room as a haven for flies! Slowly the penny dropped and I remembered hearing a loud thud down our chimney a week earlier (thought nothing of it at the time) and then suddenly I thought perhaps it could have been a dead bird? Anyway, even though it was easier to catch them, they just kept on appearing in the living room – the “fly look” was never part of my interior decorating plan. So i went and got some Rentokil fly papers and Rentokil Fly, Ant & Wasp Spray. I am pleased to say these have all worked to put a stop to my fly problem. Thank goodness! Though I still can’t say for certain what caused the problem….just guessing it was a pigeon that took the wrong turn. Anyway, if it happens again, I am prepared with my yellow papers and spray!!

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