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Forum topic by Joe Lyddon posted 11-04-2012 11:38 PM 1070 views 0 times favorited 36 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Joe Lyddon

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11-04-2012 11:38 PM

Topic tags/keywords: fly control house fly invasion help

Yes, we have been invaded!

More flies that I have seen in one place in my LIFE!

We have:

1. Made sure that all trash has been taken out.

2. Plugged cracks & holes that could be the cause.

3. Sprayed the outside of windows with fly spray. Sprayed all waste baskets.

4. Inspected rooms carefully…
... We had put out some D-Con to control rodents that may have slid through the doors (while open) during the hot days of summer… We saw one & decided to try it… I did find a dead rat… but it wasn’t breeding flies.

5. When I use a flyswatter, I can kill 5-6 in one swat!... I have worn out the flyswatters…

6. I have gone to small Shop Vac… I suck’em up around a window area they like… IT WORKS!

7. I get them knocked down to size… wait a few hours or next day only to find they are back and MORE than BEFORE!

8. I am going to setup a fly trap with a wide mouth jar with a funnel on top … with some garbage inside to attract them… Hope that works a little bit.

This is getting to be an impossible situation!

We cannot figure out WHERE THESE FLIES ARE COMING FROM!
... and it’s getting harder & harder to kill them!

I thought someone here might have some ideas…
What can I do that I haven’t done?

This is really a true invasion of the House Fly!
... and We Are There! LOL

Thank you for your ideas & comments…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"


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Dan'um Style

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#1 posted 11-04-2012 11:48 PM

Saw something like that on Supernatural a couple years ago.

... could be serious ! >grinz<

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#2 posted 11-04-2012 11:49 PM

Any chance you have a dead crtiier either in your attic or under your house?

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#3 posted 11-04-2012 11:56 PM

have you blocked the chimeney

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#4 posted 11-04-2012 11:56 PM

We’ve been swamped with Lady-Bugs. I’ve never seen this many in my life…. Somethin is happening to the air we breath, believe me, I think it’s true. The whole globe is goin bonkers

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Kentuk55@bellsouth.net

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Dave

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 12:05 AM

Run ,..,.,..,..,..,...,.,.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#6 posted 11-05-2012 12:28 AM

Is Alfred Hitchcock filming in the area?

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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patron

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#7 posted 11-05-2012 12:35 AM

maybe some of the neighbors are raising some animals
those unseen back yards there
could hide all sorts of things

or those banana palms in your back yard
could be home to some too

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#8 posted 11-05-2012 12:41 AM

Joe, not much help but make sure the shop vac’s not a breeding place
after you’ve sucked the things up..my wife adds the time of year, the house is warmer, they WANT in
even though you’ve sealed whatever off..just like the mice.

Roger..Letem in..Ladybugs are the good guys-gals..so long as y’all can breathe they’ll
take care of your aphids n’such. We haven’t seen too many of them the last couple of years, they used to coat my south west wall and take good care of my Virginia creeper’s bugs.

-- Glen, Vernon B.C. Canada

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 12:47 AM

Check all the drains in the house. The toilet as well.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 12:53 AM

I work with a nurse whose house is frequently infested with cluster flies. She said that out of nowhere literally clusters of them show up regularly. She lives in a log cabin here in WA and I’m not sure if that has anything to do with it. I know this doesn’t help.

-- Kyle

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#11 posted 11-05-2012 01:14 AM

I did not check the attic… Can’t see how they would get into house… Will look into it & see what I can… If I see a slew of flies flying around, I’ll know for sure! LOL

Nothing can get under a slab… especially flies… LOL

I have NOT checked the fireplace or chimney! I have a fire built… ready to lite… I might just go ahead & lite it.

Lady Bugs wouldn’t be so bad… They are good lil critters…

I can’t run like I used to… LOL

No Hitchcock here… LOL

We don’t have any Banana Palms… don’t see how they can get INTO the house anyway…

I cleaned out the shop-vac before I started sucking them… and more came back next day…
...today, after sucking them, I sprayed some into the hose while on & put a Baggie around the end of the house wrapped with a rubber band… in case some found their way back out…

OK on the drains, etc. They all work OK… nothing is stopped-up… will double check.

The last thing I did today was to just spray the buggers! Messed up windows & smelled really bad… BUT, I killed almost every fly… FAST!
... and as soon as I type that, I saw a fly fly by!!

Thank you for the suggestions… I hope I find something soon… We shall see how the morning finds us…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#12 posted 11-05-2012 02:29 AM

Joe…Have you considered maybe more than just a Saturday night bath??? (:-)

-- Life is good.

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#13 posted 11-05-2012 02:44 AM

might check your drawers

kicking depends
under the bed
is not ‘good housekeeping’

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#14 posted 11-05-2012 02:46 AM

Joe: you realize you have set yourself up for this…....

-- Life is good.

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#15 posted 11-05-2012 03:56 AM

Oh now its getting bad. Its not how often he changes them its what he does with them when he takes them off.

-- Superdav "No matter where you go - there you are." http://chiselandforge.com

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