We all know the little beasts. They are about 3 centimeters long and only seem to have one goal in life. To land on your cottage and then croak. When they die they quickly dry out and start smelling like week old fish. Hence the name fish-fly.

Last year these little buggers vexed me so much that I decided to do something about them this year. Last year I had to clean off the cedar siding of our cottage daily. The stupid little things don’t only try to land on the surface of the house wall, they also seem to be extreemly attracted to spider webs. They seem to find cobwebs where you didn’t see any before, wrap themselves in the sticky mess and then attach themselves to the house. Getting the results off can be a real pain.

This spring I had the cottage sprayed with an insect repellant. Neighbours had done it the year before and said it really helped.

I have to admit It works like a charm Even though the Free Press is talking of a record fish-fly season there are hardly any on the house. What’s more there seem to be less mosquitos around the house and almost no cobwebs at all.

I can recommend the house spraying with this special repellant to every one.


Applebees Menu · February 28, 2009 at 3:46 am

I must say that you provide genuine, quality information. Thanks for this!

BTW, dpn’t you think your blog needs a better wordpress template?

Fredrick · February 28, 2009 at 5:08 am

Hi Applebees,

first of all thank you for the compliment.

Second. Yes, I do believe it could use that. Do you have any concrete ideas?


Hal Sigurdson · July 6, 2014 at 9:45 am

Could you tell us what product to use for spraying house for fish flys

Fredrick · July 12, 2014 at 1:27 pm

Hi Hal,
I had these guys spray my house the last couple of years: Sunset Spray Service, 54 Pine St, Grand Beach – 204-754-2436
It really kept the fish flies off the house and I have the feeling it keeps away some of the mosquitoes too.

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