Too Many Flies. Help!!!

@ddaguno (3110)
Philippines
August 9, 2012 5:46am CST
I have spent most of my day trying to get rid of flies. not just a few annoying ones. There are too many of them that it's already become alarming. I have done whatever solution i can find in the net and i do catch flies but there are still too many of them We live in the province with very few neighbors. We are surrounded by different plants and trees. We have cleaned every possible breeding ground but there are still too many. We can't eat properly because one hand needs to be actively shooing the flies. Help pls... i dont know what to do anymore.
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@valerious (222)
• Indonesia
9 Aug 12
you can try my tips. here you go.: first find some plastic the transparent one. reload it with water, then hang this plastic with water, hang it some place that you don't want there flies. i'm sure there will be no flies. try it and say to me if it works.! have a nice day hunting the flies...! just kidding, have a nice day
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
9 Aug 12
Yes, I agree this way, and often used in the food stalls.
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• Canada
10 Aug 12
HI, All....please read my response in Box #6! It has been very effective for me...and sure is a topic of conversation..LOL!
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
i read that the reason why this works is because flies have poor eyesight. when light reflects on the plastic bag with water they think it's spider webs
@jazel_juan (15767)
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
is there a poultry nearby? as far as i know, if there are piggery or poultry nearby flies are really common... we put candles in the middle of the table and it helps shoo away the flies...
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@Raine38 (9193)
• United States
9 Aug 12
The candles method work me as well. But then, we don't always have flies swarming our house. Just a couple of times, if I remember correctly. We have these tea light candles, and we put them in their transparent candle jars. Set them on the coffee table or on the dining table and the flies just don't come near us.
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• Indonesia
10 Aug 12
The candles method always work . But it only work for a couple of flies. I ever seen a restaurant using a lamp ,looked like ultraviolet lamp, they said it was for avoiding flies- alot of flies-. But I don't know what is the lamp's name
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
i think one of the neighbors take care of chickens, but they've had it for months now and our fly problem started only a few days ago. regarding the candles, ive tried them too, strawberry, ocean scents and unscented ones. no use. even the citronella candles. i even bought the oil that you have to put on a burner. the smell surrounded the whole house but it seems that the flies are immune to it.
• India
10 Aug 12
Hello my friend ddaguno Ji, Last year we visited a place known as 'YARCAD' in SELAM DIST. of Tamil nadu india. As we entered into our reserved hotel accomodation, we found ourselves in dense forest, after we got inside our rooms, we found our host saying, 'WELCOME, WE HAVE COME TO THIS EARTH BEFORE YOU, AND WE HAVE LEGIMITATE RIGHT TO STAY MORE THAN YOU' All insects and creatures underneath the bed. We had to bear with them and live with them. I know flies do make our life miserable. but they are also part of our life. May God bless You and have a great time
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
wow... that must have been an experience. i wouldnt be sure if i'd enjoy my stay in that hotel. my skin is really sensitive and it can be proved by the marks that i have all over.
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• India
11 Aug 12
Hello my friend ddaguno Ji, It was a great and very strange experience for all of us. Our younger grandson used playu with frogs and lizard. But Cocroatches were missing, which is very nasty. We had wooden furniture spraed aroiund dated more than 100 yrs old and some furnitures were of reycled wood. May God bless You and have a great time
@stanley777 (7177)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
I guess the best you could do is look for it's source. You said you have few neighbors, maybe one of them had a piggery or poultry.This backyard business usually attracts flies due to the smell of their refuse. If you can afford,have your doors and windows screened. Also you could try flies trap, you know that piece of paper with sticky thing on one side.
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• Canada
10 Aug 12
Thank you for your response above, stanley! Contrary to popular belief, flies are not just invading your environment because of the state of your cleanliness, or surrounding cleanliness...they travel for miles and miles, and there is enough excrement and dietrous in the environment (actually anything decaying)to keep them alive for centuries! An attic is usually infected, and can be best controlled by eliminating in winter or hibernation time! Like many other insects (cockroaches)they evolve FAST! I am a bit hypervigilant and have lived on my property for 32 years and am ANTI chemical..so anything simple (dang-plastic is bad)and less invasive..I will give a try! Cheers!
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
we have tried screening in one room and it really made the room hot and stuffy.
@kenshin2143 (1882)
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
I just watched the news this evening and one of the anchors mentioned waving some horse radish would be an effective way of getting rid of those pests. I have also heard of burning dried lansones skins. hope it will work out for you.
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• China
9 Aug 12
I also annoy the flies and it's very hard to kill them compeletly. So the best way is to spray something on your body, it may drive them away. Wish you out earlier.
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
was it horse radish or moringga leaves... well, we probably watched different shows i'll try this our later
@leeloo (1494)
• Portugal
10 Aug 12
I read somewhere that tomato branches placed near the doors will keep the flies away I don't know how true that is but if you grow your on vegetables you may have some, if not this bit of advice is not much help. A friend of mine would place a bowl of vinegar mixed with a little sugar near the doors, it seemed to help as they would eat their fill without going in the house. The problem is flies often enter houses to get away from the heat which means they aren't tempted by food. I hope you find a solution soon. Good luck.
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
i think we only have one tomato plant let me see if i can cut a branch to shoo the flies away. i'll just have to make sure that my mom is asleep first
@allknowing (70852)
• India
10 Aug 12
There are fly trappers that work on current. Here is one - http://www.flytrappers.com/servlet/the-1/fly-light%2C-fly-trap%2C/Detail
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
a bit expensive for me plus i'd have to pay for shipping. i've been looking for similar products here in the Phil. but i haven't found any in stores.
• China
10 Aug 12
You have to make sure that any windows, doors, openings are closed. When you enter your house, make sure that there are no flies around. And buy bug spray, lots of bug spray. Also maybe its a good idea to surround your kitchen with nets so they can't get in the way of your eating.
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
ok, this would probably kill the flies inside. but what about those ones outside? we cant live with windows closed. we dont have a/c so we'd suffocate. once we open the window the ones left alive will just come back in
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
If you already done your best and still the problem still there, I think better to call an expert ridding those flies. BUg exterminator is the final answer for tht. First, better to talk to them for consultations and advise then if possible, make them do the work. Have a great day!
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
true... but i dont know anybody here who could help. ive asked someone from town but they only fumigate for mosquitoes
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
We also experienced that situation. It's really annoying especially when you are eating or you are in rest. And it's so YUCKYY! I mean they are so disgusting because they go to a dirty place and they also eat poo poo (stool). When the situation came, we use to clean the area that has this annoying flies. If it doesn't work, we use an electic fan to shoo them and also candle maybe in the middle of the table when we are eating. :)
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
yeah... really annoying i don't know why, but that candle thing doesnt work with the flies here.
@shylade (3137)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
We also experience flies infestation here but it's because there's a nearby poultry houses. During harvest season, there are so many flies here. We have no choice because it's part of the company. What we do is we ask for a chemical that can drive away flies. If at home, you may use candle to drive fly away or those fly paper.
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
do you know what the name of that chemical is? i hope it's available in poultry stores
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
Have you tried those bug sprays? I have been using bug sprays since insects were starting to be prevalent in my area. For me, it really worked especially on mosquitoes :) Another solution I know, is the sticky fly trap. It is a sticky paper and when a fly lands on the paper, they will be stuck there. I hope my answer helps. good luck and happy mylotting.
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
check and check ive used both of them and i like the sticky paper more than the spray. kinda scared that pesticides will get in my food.
@hsofyan (3448)
• Jakarta, Indonesia
9 Aug 12
Light a candle. Flies will go. Fill bowl with water. Be plunged in his fly. Happy trying...
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
i've noticed that they like vinegar more than water
@berting600 (3458)
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
I wish I could help you get rid all the flies.Collect all dried leaves in many groups like 4 groups,then make a fire from the each group and cover the fire to make a fume of thick smoke to make all the flies around your place evacuate to another place. When you are having some lunch or dinner outside or inside your house,try to put some candles in your table lighted up and it works well especially to get rid of flies by not getting closer to your table and foods.Please enjoy your foods now that the flies are already afraid to get near your table.
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
they're not scared of smoke even a bit. i have noticed that they have even headquartered above the place where all the smoke goes when we cook using wood. and that really makes a lot of smoke
• Philippines
9 Aug 12
I also experiencing that situation, I can't get rid of them! But I have alternative solution for that without using insecticide, I'm using electric fan I usually do it every time I eat meals. To prevent the annoying flies! :))
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
electric fan works a bit. but it still cant shoo all of them away
@riyauro (6428)
• India
9 Aug 12
Are they coming to sit on you when you are outside that you have to shoo them? If that is the case then you get insect repellent cream and they will not on you. If they are in your house then you can use they insect spray. I hope I was of some help to you. thanks for sharing, have a wonderful day.
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
i use off lotion but it only works with mosquitoes. and regarding the spray, we do use them but only on limited areas of the house because im afraid if we digest insect spray it'll cause us more harm than being friends with the flies
@pergammano (7755)
• Canada
9 Aug 12
YES, it is the season..one of the downsides of summer! My son sent me an e-mail (I Live rurally, too)and it has really helped. In summmer I have all doors and windows open (and I have NO screens). Fill a Ziploc (clear plastic sealable bag) half full of water..put in two to three shiny copper pennies, and hang in open doors and windows (looks funny) but REALLY has diminished the onslaught of flies! Seems crazy...but it works...as I HATE ANY CHEMICAL sprays! I also use small paper bags blown up, and tied and hang them to keep wasps away..and it is really effective, too! Good luck..as flies are very DIRTY insects!
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
Hi pergammano, this is the first time I've heard this kind of technique and yes it would look funny. As if, some kind of Chinese charms that is hang on doors and windows to attract good luck. Anyway, it might be a crazy idea but as you have said it works for you, I guess I'll try it too. Thanks for sharing.
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@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
10 Aug 12
i have seen this too but havent actually tried it. will do first thing in the morning... hopefully it works
@dorannmwin (36698)
• United States
11 Aug 12
This is something that has definitely been an ongoing problem for us this year. Of course I will use the fly killer and it does seem to help, but it doesn't completely obliterate them. Now, I did receive an email from a fellow mylotter about some of the great uses of apple cider vinegar and it did say that an inch of apple cider vinegar mixed with a couple drops of dish detergent will make an effective trap for them and I've done that and it really seems to be helping with the problem as well.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
11 Aug 12
this is similar to one of the suggestions but your has additional dish detergent. i'll go on and add a drop now. thanks
@MsTickle (24994)
• Australia
13 Aug 12
Try and stop them coming in in the first place. Either keep your doors and windows closed or put some netting on the windows to keep the blighters outside. It is really very unhygienic to have flies inside when there is food around...they spread germs and disease and also not healthy to spray anything or have smoke around. Good luck.