Help! It is driving me crazy!!!

United States
June 23, 2007 5:53am CST
OK, there is a horsefly in my room that is driving me crazy!! He is big enough that we could paint numbers on his wings and use him in the military. I swear, he is on some kind of cocaine or something too. He is flying around so fast, never stopping long enough for me to swat him! He is literrally bouncing off the walls. His buzzing is like some kind of weird torture!! I have tried for 30 minutes to swat him. Help! How can I kill him?
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@brendalee (6086)
• United States
23 Jun 07
I had one of those things in my house today too.lol. But mine was a little on the stupid side. He landed on my computer screen and nobody blocks my screen.lol. But I also have the best fly catchers in the world....my cats and dogs. The dogs are better at it. But if you don't have any of them, try putting some food out on the counter, sugar works well. Hopefully he will land on it and you can swat him. Good luck!
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• United States
23 Jun 07
I have one word for you. Hairspray! It'll stiffen up his wings and then you can squash'em like a bug! It seems like the big ones that get in here go crazy trying to find their way out. LOL
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• United States
23 Jun 07
I like this idea. Good suggestion.
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• Singapore
23 Jun 07
My cousin had experienced 2 houseflies mating near her home window before, and she just left them there, though she found it gross haha. http://bp3.blogger.com/_sp-7h9zQtrs/RmaIPjkhU0I/AAAAAAAAAUM/hOUVgrc9_-Q/s1600-h/P6060445.JPG above is the picture hahaha (hope it's correct link as i have no rights to paste the link as yet. :)) I had encountered a rather big housefly entering my room before and bouncing here and there, and yet, it "buzz..." lol. I left my window open, slam my door tightly to close it, and wait for sometimes for the housefly to fly away haha. Sometimes it don't fly away, hence i have to wait for a little while more... Kinda irritating i would have to admit.
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@AskAlly (3627)
• Canada
23 Jun 07
I want some of what he's on! I know I have to leave Monday morning and I feel the need for speed. I have no idea what you could do. I sense some frustration here.....my psychic abilities are kicking in. Do you think this could be some sort of terrorist thing? Trained horseflies? I think there are lots of them in those desert countries. It won't be long before they migrate to Canada. All North Americans will have a permanent crick in thier necks and tennis elbow. We'd be ripe for invasion.lol
@GardenGerty (87772)
• Marion, Kansas
23 Jun 07
Well, I have heard of spraying large flying insects with all purpose cleaner, like 409. I spray around my doors with white vinegar. I buy a pest strip in Wal Mart that kills flying insects. It costs about five and a half dollars, and you can find it in the air freshener aisle. That kind of persistent buzzing around a room would absolutely drive me nuts. Perhaps you could put down something that would bait him, so he would be still long enough for you to get him swatted. With those multifaceted eyes, it is hard to sneak up on any kind of fly.
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23 Jun 07
eew, I hate horseflies! Their bites can be really nasty too. When I was a kid, I got bitten from head to toe from horseflies just from playing in the sand box at the park. As far as killing it - you gotta catch him first LOL! I used to keep bug spray in my room, but since we got a hamster I can't use it anymore - don't want to kill the little fella! If you are going to whack him with something though, I got a tip for you - when he's landed, wait until he's rubbing his back legs together, i read somewhere before that when they are doing that they can't launch themselves to fly off, so if you swing at him when he's doing that, you should get him! Hope this helps :o)
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@villageanne (8579)
• United States
24 Jun 07
LOL Wow that is one huge horsefly. I do hope you have killed him by now but if you have not, put vinegar in a spray bottle and spray him. Sometimes it kills them and sometimes it just knocks them out so you may want to squash him as soon as he falls. That is one way to keep your military skills up to date. LOL
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• Canada
23 Jun 07
Try finding some spray you have around the house , any kind of spray , even just something that will stun him long enough so he will stop buzzing and you can spray him . If you don't have anything to spray him with you can try even dishsoap as most insects will die when hit with dishsoap and like I said if he doesn't die it might be enough to stun him so you can get him . Best of luck !!
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23 Jun 07
Spay? Normally does the buggers.. I would just spend the time to capture it, which is something that doesn't take myself long but if you've tried and just kill it with spray. ~Joey
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@Grandmaof2 (7604)
• Canada
23 Jun 07
Spray a shot of raid on his wings that'll change his mind and moods. LOL Good Luck.
@koikoikoi (1247)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Spray him with something. You got air freshner? Lysol? Open a window. Swat him with something large. That's all I got.
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@kading (24)
• China
23 Jun 07
i have good idea.lol, you can leave the house. hurry!!
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@kareng (7986)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Oh my! I hate getting bitten by a horsefly! It hurts! I hope you manage to eradicate the monster soon. Do you have any wasp spray? Maybe you could reach him with that? Good luck!
@finlander60 (1776)
• United States
23 Jun 07
Here is a suggestion. Get you a small lizard or two. They are great for keeping flies down at home. I think your horsefly is on STEROIDS. If you want to get some of those glue strip thingies for flies it might work a little faster than the lizard idea, too. My two cents on this subject. Does anyone else have any suggestions?
@Modestah (11195)
• United States
24 Jun 07
oh man, they are so aggravating. have you tried a fly strip? the ones we get at the ag center are really effective. from flies, to moths, fruit flies, cabinet moths, horseflies, mosquitoes. etc.
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@Katagiri (426)
• Brazil
23 Jun 07
Throw some deodorant at it... sometimes it works.
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@JoyfulOne (6243)
• United States
23 Jun 07
This method I use is better than a fly swatter, and you'll get your horse fly, bee, or anything that flies so quickly you'll be amazed! What I do is go and get my can of hairspray and spray it into the air at them, or wherever they have landed. (You can't miss because the spray fans out more than the swatter pad)The hairspray sets & dries up quickly, and they can no longer fly (which makes them decidedly easier to swat!) I do this for bees and all kinds of flying stuff that gets into the house. With bees, I would always miss them, get them enraged and it'd take forever to kill them. The hairspray method is tops in my book, and at $1.00 a can at the dollar store (for non-brand names), it makes it cheaper than flying bug spray. Not sure, but I think I'd rather breathe in a little hair spray fumes than bug spray (chemical) fumes any day of the week!
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