Invasion of the Flies
July 17, 2017 8:38am CST
It began on Friday, I noticed there were a lot of flies in my dining room which has brand new windows. We couldn't figure out how the flies got in and why. We did figure out that if the windows were not locked, there was a tiny gap where they might have gotten in. We got out the fly swatters and I went to the hardware store and bought some raid spray. We killed hundreds it seemed like. I had to go and vacuum the window sills and the floor. They did get into the kitchen and the upstairs bathroom. We spent the ensuing days whacking the crap out of them. This morning, we seem to be almost fly free. There are still a few but hopefully, we will get the rest of them today. After the previous invasion of the caterpillars, I am wondering if the weather this year is the issue? We have never been attacked like this in all the years we have lived here.
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• United States
Yikes! That must have been awful for you! Be sure to wash away that nasty Raid. I keep it for 8-legged creatures if my husband isn't home. Doodles has proven his worth with critters sneaking into my house. Btw, congratulations again on the marriage of your granddaughter!
• Portland, Connecticut
I have never seen anything like this, they were on the windows and that room has 10 windows ugh!! But it seems to have subsided so now I need to go and wash all those yucky windows lol yes I was very careful to keep the raid away from areas where my dogs are
• Boise, Idaho
@BelleStarr ......We went up to the World Center for Birds of Prey once and when we came out a whole swarm of flies had congregated on the hood of the car. Many, many of them. Freaked us out. Seeing one or two is one thing but an entire horde of them is another.
• United States
Oh wow. It sounds like the gap is to blame. There are certain little gnats here that seem to be able to come in right through the screen. I keep my windows closed in the summer in the evening if my light is on, because they will come right in and bite my ankles!.