Do flies "winter" in your Ducato door seals?

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  1. Richard and Janet Mason

    Richard and Janet Mason

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    Just opened NS cab door and found 40+ flies tucked deep in the rubber door seal. I haven't a clue how they got there but they are now looking for another home!
    Has anyone else had this problem or should I get Fiat to look at my 2015 van?
     
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    I can't say I've had this problem myself but our son/daughter-in-law have a caravan on a site. They get what they refer to as 'caravan flies' which they all seem to get. They look like house flies with a slight yellowy tinge. I wonder if that's what you have?

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    In a word yes,flys will find there way in any small crevice, regards AlfandM
     
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    Opened the awning, after our last trip to Scotland, to discover a swarm of flies making it their home. I've never shut the hab door so fast.
     
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    Fair comment so why not the drivers door or my cars doors?
     
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    Had wasps nesting in roof lights and trying to get in holes in rubber window seals. Yuk. :)
     
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    On our 2004 Ducato we had an 'infestation' in both cab doors, two locker doors & canopy housing and this was only after standing for five days after a week long trip in the MH.
     
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    Funnily enough on my first van, a lil Auto-sleeper Pescara, the first year I had it I had the same thing loads of flies in the door seals in the autumn, but it only happened the once:confused:
    I suppose you could try spraying some of this around the seals(y)
     
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    My 2015 van is fly free (y)
     
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    I store my van on a farm and every time I open the roll out awning its like Flygeddon.
     
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    I shall spray my door seals with fly spray so the buggers die!
     
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    When we had a pest control man out to dispose of a wasps nest in the house he said he gets called out all the time by farmers for fly swarms.
     
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    For the last few years we had loads of ladybirds (not the ones in my dreams:rolleyes:) and lacewings trying to hibernate in roof light and door seals ... I'm sure the best solution is to keep using the moho all winter.
     
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    I suppose all it takes is for one to get in. When it lays eggs and they hatch out you have a swarm! :eek:

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    Have been using it a year or two does what it says on the can gets rid of bugs curtains clothing ?? Door curtain and rat tails synthetic and unharmed :)
     
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    We get fly papers and hang one up when not using the m'h kills em off and no bodies to collect
     
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    You wanna stop smearing poo round the seal !
     
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    Yes, we had the same last year when parked in a field, they somehow sneaked in the door gap. Didn't want to fill the hab area with fly spray, so ran dustpan brush along surrounds and got rid of them, then sprayed the door surrounds inside and out with a strong lavender oil spray. Seemed to do the trick and stop them.
     
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