Flies . . . these suckers can kill your Joy


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Oct 22, 2019
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Traeger Pro Series 34
I don't often use my Traeger Pro 34 but did today. I'm cooking in So. FL so there are dozens of reasons to think through when to use it. Of them, the most important is the weather. In the last two weeks, we have had 91+F degrees nearly every day. So, the answer is really to smoke at night, and grill late evening. Another problem that gets the best of me is the flies. I live on a golf course. I have pest control service. Very rare to see a fly until I open one of the grills. I have gas, a kettle, and the Traeger. Geesus !! They swarm in before even the food shows up.
Are there any tricks to keep them under control? A couple of years ago, I bought the fly begone bags that you fill with water. While they trap some of the flies, the smell is as though you found yourself under the rubble of a great pile of bodies from The Walking Dead.
This afternoon, I just snatched my food and did my grilling in an air fryer there were so many of them.
Do you have any recommendations, tips, hints, or stories of your success in dealing with these critters?
I don't want to be Lady of Flies AND I want to smoke, grill my leisure life like no one is hungry yet.

Let the discussions fly !!! 😆
Found this on my 100th search journeys.
Flies hate the smell of lemon, so take a lemon and cut it in half. Flies also hate the smell of cloves, so stick cloves throughout the flesh of each lemon half. Put the lemons in decorate bowls and place the bowls throughout the food areas. The flies should stay far away!

I'm trying this with my brisket and chicken this week.

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