Fly Karachi Fly

fly.jpgIt was literally a month back we all were complaining of scorching summer heat that had literally besieged our city, the top issues were more to do with KESC and its unreliable distribution system that had collapsed under the tremendous load requirements.

Today we have a different round of complaints, electricity woes have reduced but remain a good part of our life. But a recent addition to our woes is the influx of House Flies, just in the past few days I have literally seen an increase in their number. Have gotten good at swatting them to end up with a few dozen shaheed every day, they seem to be becoming far resistant to any fumigation like Baygon sprays which appear to be like mango juice for them. They are irritating to say the least. I finish this rant with a simple comment that truly reflects the irony faced by everyone
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Kissi bhi haal mein khush Nahi

9 Comments so far

  1. Salman Sheikh (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 1:39 am

    well doc also highlight the health hazards associated with these annoying flies, also like you mentioned that pesticide sprays don’t seem to work…. any one else has a solution that works?

  2. SWA (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 2:02 am

    Flies complete their initial stages of the lifecycle in moist and rotting places. Once you kill live flies, they are replaced by their young ones who have been breeding away in the dirt. So for better prevention, cover all trash cans, clean up all rubbish and moist, dirty areas, and sprinkle pesticide powder everywhere (and in stagnant water) so the young larvae can be killed before they mature into flies.

    MOST EFFECTIVE PREVENTION: CLEANLINESS! leave no damp dirty areas behind!

  3. Kashif-x (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 2:39 am

    Well the best way to get rid of the flies is: Immigrate to Canada !

    but you sure will miss all the voilence,strikes, mobile snatchings, kfc/pizza hut burning down, and above all the venice we say in the last few days emerge right here in karachi !

  4. Khurram Farooq (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 12:59 pm

    Kashif-X’s suggestion seems to be a little extreme, but I think a better avoidance measure is to flyproof your house. Having nets installed in all the openings (windows, doors, etc) seems to work best in keeping all the flies and mosquitoes out, while at the same time letting fresh air in. However, flyproofing won’t help if you open the net as well as the door, which is something I have seen a lot of people do. So a little bit of flyproofing combined with a pinch of common sense seems to be the antidote.

  5. Kashif-x (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 1:58 pm

    Hey Doc,
    Perhaps you could catch all those flies bothering you and sell them for a profit (any takers?) ;)

  6. Teeth Maestro (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 2:04 pm

    Kashif – to be honest I truly see a potential profit in this venture, I have been thinking of ingenious ways to kill more, of the stupidest ideas that came was to use a BB-Pellet gun to kill the bastards, but I swear my newspaper has developed a knack for smacking these bastards well before the can ever react, i’m proud of the Dawn 13 Aug that has proved its worth.

  7. schawlaf (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 6:27 pm

    Get a Fly Swatter , can anyone tell where i can find that plastic swatter not the electric racket a genuine swatter , i miss that pathak sound

  8. Kashif (unregistered) on August 15th, 2006 @ 7:49 pm

    Try the ARS anti-fly spray. It sure kills the heck of ’em

  9. Ghani (unregistered) on August 17th, 2006 @ 10:53 am

    Fellow Karachittes,Glad to hit this site by chance.Yes, We are never grateful.When we get the moon we strive for sun and burn our fingers.The happiest people are the content ones, mostly poor.
    Keep it up.

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