1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

Fly splats

Discussion in 'OT (OFF Topic) Forums' started by CCAALLVVIINN, Jul 11, 2017.

  1. CCAALLVVIINN

    CCAALLVVIINN Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    1,476
    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2007
    Location:
    Sunny Devon
    Car:
    W124 cabriolet, coupe and estate plus 2 x Land Rovers
    On an evening drive last week the front of our new to us Discovery was peppered in more fly splats than I've seen in ages, far more than our previous e class ever got

    Question is, are there more flys around or do brick shaped cars attract more splats?

    It reminded me of a joke, what's the last thing to go through a fly's head as it hits the windscreen?

    It's backside

    "How do you know that?", asked the other half
     
  2. moonloops

    moonloops Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,599
    Joined:
    Oct 8, 2009
    Location:
    :Location : Location
    Car:
    W204 C350 CDI AMG Sport
    ***** shaped cars definitely hit more flies. :thumb:
     
  3. WDB124066

    WDB124066 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,674
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Car:
    1996 E320 Sportline Cabriolet x 2
    It is the result of a combination of things I think.
    Hot nights, no wind, driving with strong headlights on in areas with no road lighting for long periods of time, Farmers that may not have sprayed.

    Here it can get so bad after four hours you won't see your bumper for the flies, leave it for longer than three days in the garage and it stinks heaven high, put it outside and the flys feed off the dead insects.
     
    1 person likes this.
  4. John N

    John N Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    239
    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2017
    Location:
    Peterborough.(Scot on Permanent Tour!)
    Car:
    C250d 4 Matic
    I leave work at around 15:00 and drive an hour home, just lately I have noticed an increase of huge Fly Splats on the windscreen, I think they may be Flying Ants, that always make a Splat about the size of a 10 Pence Piece then if you attempt to use the Windscreen Wiper they seem to smear all over the place! :wallbash:
     
  5. WDB124066

    WDB124066 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    4,674
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Car:
    1996 E320 Sportline Cabriolet x 2
    Middle to late Summer on a full moon can be worse because they are in the prime of the breeding season...
    The only real way to get them off the screen I suspect is to use a treatment on the glass or stop in at the Servo and use the double edged brush and wipe things they have...

    They can be a real nuisance at certain times of the year - even dangerous.
     
  6. Peter103

    Peter103 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    656
    Joined:
    Sep 23, 2012
    Car:
    E 350 Bluetec 9 G Coupe.
    Just driven back from Spain and was surprised at lack of flies, when we return in September, the screen, lights and bumper get covered and need to screen clean at most coffee stops, must be their season.
     
  7. BTB 500

    BTB 500 Hardcore MB Enthusiast

    Messages:
    17,182
    Joined:
    Aug 7, 2005
    Location:
    Berkshire
    Car:
    R129 SL500, 639 Vito 120 Dualiner Long, S203 C230 Avantgarde SE Sport
    Driving to Germany in the summer in the Vito has been a nightmare in the past - I had to buy a bug remover spray and sponge (for the windscreen and lights) on the way. Going through open farmland/plains seems to be the worst.
     
Tags:

Share This Page