The Dangers of Fly Paper!

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by cheeptrick, Sep 22, 2007.

  1. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    This morning we all were awaken to my DD screaming and crying that FLY Paper was stuck on our chicken. I had put the fly paper in months ago and think the cooler weather made the nail/wood shrink and fall out.
    We had to bathe her, soak the sticky fly paper in canola oil, and shampoo her after. She's doing fine...
    BUT I just thought I'd share my experience with this sticky substance.
    I never caught a fly on it because I used I think I'll kick this habit of hanging them for now. [​IMG]
  2. SpottedCrow

    SpottedCrow Flock Goddess

    Vegetable oil is great for getting that stuff off...Obelisk used to like to catch herself on mice glue traps...[​IMG]
  3. cheeptrick

    cheeptrick Songster

    May 1, 2007
    New Hampshire
    We freed a bat from one of those sticky mouse traps. I didn't think to use the oil. He did fly away though...hope the poor guy made it. [​IMG]
  4. lacyloo

    lacyloo Cooped Up

    May 26, 2007
    north florida
    Im glad you helped her out.Yes they are very dangerous to some animals, we have caught, lizzard's, and birds. [​IMG]
  5. runt

    runt Hatching

    Sep 13, 2007
    We've caught all of the above plus a snake or two. One was stuck pretty good and the other was able to shed its way off the trap.

    We try to place the traps were the kids shouldn't be but I have to admit that it is funny to watch them try to shake the traps off...silly girls won't let you catch them to help them out. Oh well. Live and learn.
  6. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    LMAO.....i do not allow fly paper around here. I am usually the only thing to get stuck to it. DH and DD could tell you stories of my unbelievable abilities to get my hair tangled up in it from a miraculous mile away [​IMG]
  7. Queen of the Lilliputians

    Queen of the Lilliputians Songster

    Apr 5, 2007
    Yuck, this whole post has given me flashbacks! My parents used to use it, and countless times I remember getting it caught in my hair...

    The thing that stays with me isn't the glue in my hair.. it's all the dead flies STUCK TO MY HEAD!

    BLECH! I don't use them. I'd rather use a flyswatter, although we didn't have much of a fly population this year, either. Not sure what I would have done if it was a rainy summer and there was a ton of them.

  8. arlee453

    arlee453 Songster

    Aug 13, 2007
    near Charlotte NC
    After my own fun with fly paper, I'm 'sticking' to the water/bait/jar traps.

    You can hang those high enough so the chickens don't peck them and they really work (but they do stink, so best to use outside the coop)

  9. lurky

    lurky Songster

    Jun 4, 2007
    Western MA
    Quote:I even had a nightmare with that had a crack and soon after i hung it up, it leaked every single drop on the floor. YUK. I have bad luck in that dept. LOL

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