Jim Edwards
By Jim Edwards Latest Reply 2011-07-29 05:36:30 -0500
Started 2011-07-26 13:04:55 -0500

As I sit at my desk in an un-air conditioned office, I wonder. Everyone knows how flies can spread all sorts of nasty diseases. My question is, if I spray a fly with Lysol disinfectant, does it then become disinfected? If so, for how long before I need to spray it again?

20 replies

GabbyPA 2011-07-28 15:20:25 -0500 Report

LOL! you know I have never heard of a study on that. I bet you could find a grant for it and waste...oh, I mean, use millions of tax payer dollars to figure it out. For me, I like a good old fly swatter.

RAINDANCER1950 2011-07-27 13:35:50 -0500 Report

hey my friend , i'm pretty sure all you'd have is a really p.o.'ed fly …bent on revenge…he'd have every relative, including his bigger cousins , the horse fly , over dive bombing you…however at least your office would have a very clean smell !

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-27 13:40:39 -0500 Report

At home, not at camp, we have some giant horseflies. I bet they would measure an 1 1/2". almost too big to eat in one bite! We also have those nasty green flies. You know when you been bit by one of those. I think the big one would have me going for my Epi-pen!

granniesophie 2011-07-27 09:47:58 -0500 Report

Actually, the rolled up newspaper could serve two purposes. One, kill the flies, and two, give you lots of exercise chasing the flies around, because the darn things can see you and that rolled up newspaper coming and will fly elsewhere and you can chase them there!
Not a bad exercise regimen :-P

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-27 11:48:53 -0500 Report

Now, who would have thought about that as an exercise program. Okay, all of you with diabetes. Head for Pine Creek Camp in Gore, VA. We will provide the newspapers!

granniesophie 2011-07-26 17:06:02 -0500 Report

Ya know, hairspray is a much better choice-they get nice and stiff, can't fly and YOU CAN PICK THEM UP BY THEIR NASTY LITTLE WINGS ANDTHROW THEM AWAY!!
Nevermind disinfecting them, just make them real dead real fast!!

jayabee52 2011-07-26 15:09:04 -0500 Report

a good fly swatter would solve the problem!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-26 15:10:20 -0500 Report

Don't have one here.

jayabee52 2011-07-26 15:13:21 -0500 Report

What's your address so I can ship one to you LoL!

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-26 18:17:15 -0500 Report

If I had any hair left, I might have hair spray! They have been so numerous that it seems for each one I kill, I get ten more. I think I will leave the storage room next to me opened a crack, with the light on. Then the flies go in there and I bomb them tomorrow. I will see. Today when I was testing, one landed on the spot of blood!

cindygal1 2011-07-29 00:54:11 -0500 Report

I lie that. The only reason that they found mine was that I had sore that would not ill, so that is how i foung out. It isn't any fun, but you learn to live and djust with it.

Harlen 2011-07-26 14:41:08 -0500 Report

To spray would iether kill it or make it where it cant fly .
I still would not let it eat the food i will eat
It would not help if it pood on you or your food or where you eat .
The best thing is to keep them out
That was a good Q
Best wishes

Jim Edwards
Jim Edwards 2011-07-26 15:06:10 -0500 Report

It did not kill the flies or make it so they couldn't fly. Since they are meat they would be protein, I just wanted to be sure they were safe to eat! the food they are feasting on are my arms and head.

GabbyPA 2011-07-28 15:23:25 -0500 Report

I suppose if you add flies to your rock diet you would have it made. Low carb, high pure protein. Sounds like a plan.

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