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Citronella

Discussion in 'Guinea Pig Chat' started by kellyandpiggies, May 25, 2007.

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  1. kellyandpiggies

    kellyandpiggies New Member

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    When the warmer weather finally stays put, the flies and insects that are around are a pain to get rid of... but have found citronella to be good :)

    In Morrisons yesterday I got 50 tealights with citronella in which I will be placing around hutches - obviously not lighted :)

    Thought I'd share :)
     
  2. cavy

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    In tesco's they have fly/insect repellant block things for use in home and garden, though citronella smells much nicer.
     
  3. Thanks for sharing that Kelly, I will have to try and get hold of some. O0
     
  4. michellemuffin

    michellemuffin New Member

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    my electric fly zapers are cooking them like there no tomorrow zzzz zzzz zzzzzzz another one bites the dust why do I get such satisfaction out of it, I even tell the pigs hey did you hear that we got another one opne less to harm you O0 O0
     
  5. Because they are a pain in the butt. >:( I don't mind flies but I don't want them anywhere near me or my guineas. ;D
     
  6. kellyandpiggies

    kellyandpiggies New Member

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    LOL Same here. Have fly zappers but it's a pain to keep getting bulbs for them.. But I just hate them near me too!
     
  7. Glynis

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    Yep we've got a De Buger well that's what i call it ;D ;D ;D (was careful how i spelt it)

    Michelle i soooo agree with the satisfaction of hearing that zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzap but ooo the smell when a moth gets in xx0

    Can't use citronella, allergic to it :(
     
  8. Do flies harm the piggies or are they just a nuisance?
     
  9. kellyandpiggies

    kellyandpiggies New Member

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    If they land and lay eggs it can be fatal :(
     
  10. Both. Flies have disgusting habits and can lead to maggots etc. Plus the are just a nuisance. O0
     
  11. cashmincal

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    That's a good idea O0 I use dynamite (not the stuff you blow up!) on my cages etc which is a herbal insect repellent that uses citeronella. I've also used it on myself when to prevent mossies biting me :D
     
  12. Niki

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    I got some citronella oil off ebay & i put a dab on all bottoms (near the grease glands) to ward off the flies as well as using the fly paper things in the shed which don't half hurt when they stick to your hair ;D
     
  13. is it ok to put this oil on the piggies?
     
  14. kellyandpiggies

    kellyandpiggies New Member

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    yep, dab on their bum doesn't hurt. Not on broken skin or where they can reach though
     
  15. dazie

    dazie New Member

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    Thank god you started this thread I have been having a real problem with flies since the new bin scheme I am really worried about the amount of flies so will get citeronella tomorrow and fly paper I am so nervous about them getting fly strike :(
     
  16. Alison

    Alison Teenage Guinea Pig

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    I bought some flyscreens last year to put over the windows and doors in Rodneys summerhouse. Maybe you could pin them to the front of the cages. They will still let the same amount of light and air through them.
     
  17. Niki

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  18. ok thanks, how much do you have to put on the piggies back
     
  19. O0
     
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