Flies are the bane of summer life here in the Mediterranean countryside. This year we hunted high and low for a fly trap without success, everyone seems to be selling UV lamps or insecticide sprays. On a trip back to the
So on hot humid afternoons we sit and watch the flies battle each other to get to the trap’s bait first; this may possibly be the countryside version of watching the washing machine in the laundrette but it amuses us. A single female fly may produce 150 – 500 offspring according to the label, so we might need a calculator at the end of summer to work out our kill rate.