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Is anyone else having a "Plague" of tiny flies?
18 July 2012 | US Navy Vet

Posted on 07/18/2012 3:09:40 PM PDT by US Navy Vet

If so what did you do to rid yourself of them?


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They are DRIVING my family NUTS!
1 posted on 07/18/2012 3:09:53 PM PDT by US Navy Vet
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ll probably just vote Republican, but that means we’ll all have to put up with them for 6 more months.


2 posted on 07/18/2012 3:11:08 PM PDT by Attention Surplus Disorder (This stuff we're going through now, this is nothing compared to the middle ages.)
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To: US Navy Vet
Have you tried a bath/shower?

:-)

3 posted on 07/18/2012 3:11:57 PM PDT by theDentist (FYBO/FUBO; qwerty ergo typo : i type, therefore i misspelll)
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To: US Navy Vet

I’ve seen some here too lately. Very small, almost gnat sized. Hard to kill except with a spray. I think it is a holdover from the warm winter. I have a bug zapper, but they’re too small for it.


4 posted on 07/18/2012 3:12:24 PM PDT by Gaffer
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To: US Navy Vet

Oh it’s just a beginning !


5 posted on 07/18/2012 3:12:40 PM PDT by ATOMIC_PUNK (Any man may make a mistake ; none but a fool will persist in it . { Latin proverb })
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To: US Navy Vet

Yourself of them? Or your yard.. Sounds like fruit flies to me. Do you have rotten fruit in your kitchen or your yard? Look around!


6 posted on 07/18/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: US Navy Vet

Asked my Mother in Law to go out to the porch...


7 posted on 07/18/2012 3:12:49 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: US Navy Vet

Just joking BTW — I love my MIL and she loves me too. :)


8 posted on 07/18/2012 3:13:33 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: US Navy Vet

Nope,just a bad gnat year here...and hot, and dry.


9 posted on 07/18/2012 3:15:17 PM PDT by gorush (History repeats itself because human nature is static)
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To: US Navy Vet

I think the second plague is frogs....

That should take care of the flys....

Ok, seriously, they’re here in Colorado too.
Indoor plants seem to be the attraction, but they are new this year.

I just swat and smash.


10 posted on 07/18/2012 3:15:27 PM PDT by G Larry (I'm under no obligation to be a passive victim!)
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To: US Navy Vet

As a matter of fact, yes. I leave a dim lamp on in my room and I go in often and see them hanging out in the spot of light on the wall. You have to sneak up on them to smash them, as they leap away like a tick. I have no idea how they get in.

I had them last year and only seemed to get rid of them by spraying flying bug spray in the vents and window seals outside my house. It might have just coincided with the end of their season, as spraying the same areas haven’t stopped them this year. There do seen to be fewer, so I guess I’ll keep it up.


11 posted on 07/18/2012 3:16:17 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: US Navy Vet

WRITER’S BLOCK!

I can’t think of anything funny to write about this.

I’m slipping.


12 posted on 07/18/2012 3:17:17 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (The Click-&-Paste Media exists & works in Utopia, riding unicorns & sniffing pixy dust.)
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To: US Navy Vet
It's usually a function of temperature and humidity. They go away.

13 posted on 07/18/2012 3:18:00 PM PDT by I see my hands (It's time to.. KICK OUT THE JAMS, MOTHER FREEPERS!)
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To: Rastus

Open your doors and windows. Boil a combo of vinegar and water, they will leave pronto.


14 posted on 07/18/2012 3:18:04 PM PDT by stocksthatgoup (Common sense although common knowledge is seldom common practice.)
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To: US Navy Vet

I had a problem with tiny flys but then I
stopped washing in hot water, now there’s no problem.


15 posted on 07/18/2012 3:19:28 PM PDT by tet68 ( " We would not die in that man's company, that fears his fellowship to die with us...." Henry V.)
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To: I see my hands

I haven’t had any until now, just saw one on my computer screen...


16 posted on 07/18/2012 3:22:29 PM PDT by Rennes Templar
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To: US Navy Vet

17 posted on 07/18/2012 3:23:29 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Gaffer
I have a bug zapper, but they’re too small for it.

Ahh, just get a smaller bug zapper. ;-)

18 posted on 07/18/2012 3:23:58 PM PDT by jazusamo ("Intellect is not wisdom" -- Thomas Sowell)
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To: US Navy Vet

19 posted on 07/18/2012 3:24:46 PM PDT by Ken H
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To: Rastus

Ya’ll must be from the Mid West or East?


20 posted on 07/18/2012 3:25:39 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: US Navy Vet

Get a can of hairspray...seriously. Mist a cloud around them and it gums up their wings, and they fall to the floor.


21 posted on 07/18/2012 3:25:55 PM PDT by Joe 6-pack (Que me amat, amet et canem meum)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Speaking of flies on lips.. WHERE HAS THAT MOUTH BEEN? That’s disgusting.


22 posted on 07/18/2012 3:26:46 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: US Navy Vet

23 posted on 07/18/2012 3:27:20 PM PDT by SparkyBass
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To: US Navy Vet

Yes, I have them! They get into everything. So small they get into a closed (previously opened) package of bread.I use bug spray when there are a lot in one place. Aren’t they fruit flies?


24 posted on 07/18/2012 3:27:44 PM PDT by luvbach1 (Stop the destruction in 2012 or continue the decline)
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Get some hummingbirds - they love those small little gnat/flies. I do not know how to get hummingbirds out of the house though.


25 posted on 07/18/2012 3:27:49 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("Ambition Without Talent Is Sad - Talent Without Ambition Is Worse")
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To: stocksthatgoup

I see them at the opposite end of my house from the kitchen. Should I boil it and bring the pan to the bedroom?

They do look like fruit flies from a search I did. I do have a pear tree in the backyard that drops not very tasty pears. I’ve neglected them on the ground, but I better pick them up.


26 posted on 07/18/2012 3:28:06 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

“If so what did you do to rid yourself of them?”

Let the Jews go free. (Otherwise worse things are going to happen...)


27 posted on 07/18/2012 3:28:16 PM PDT by CondorFlight (I)
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To: US Navy Vet

vinegar with a drop of dish liquid


28 posted on 07/18/2012 3:28:35 PM PDT by Mount Athos (A Giant luxury mega-mansion for Gore, a Government Green EcoShack made of poo for you)
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To: Joe 6-pack

Separated at birth?

29 posted on 07/18/2012 3:28:46 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (obozo could bring back literal slavery with chains and still he will get 85+% of the black vote)
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To: US Navy Vet
We have the gnats/small-fly buggers, as well as the persistent bigger thing (deer-fly?) that doesn't rest, once it has a bead on you, without biting - circling your head until success...

But the solution here works VERY well:


30 posted on 07/18/2012 3:28:46 PM PDT by C210N ("ask not what the candidate can do for you, ask what you can do for the candidate" (Breitbart, 2012))
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To: SkyDancer

It’s a bonanza for bats and spiders.


31 posted on 07/18/2012 3:29:12 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

I’m in the Dallas area. These guys don’t seem to do anything but hang out on the wall, but I’ll be glad to see the last of them.


32 posted on 07/18/2012 3:30:27 PM PDT by Rastus
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To: theDentist

Yeah, I’ve tried taking a shower, but it doesn’t seem to discourage the little effers.
This is the second summer in a row that I have been plagued by the bastids.
My advice:
Never leave dirty dishes in the sink
Put all fruit and veggies in fridge
Vacuum the little buggies up; this works well with the vacuum hose
Clean out your sink drains
Put some rotten fruit in a shallow bowl, add some water and detergent; they will fly in but can’t fly out.
Get rid of any plants in your kitchen
Use raid, that’ll show ‘em who’s the boss
As a last resort, just become friends with them. You can never have enough friends


33 posted on 07/18/2012 3:31:01 PM PDT by BIV (typical white person)
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Are they indoors or outdoors?

If indoors, buy a can of RAID home and garden. It beats fly swatters and fly paper hands down. You have to find the source of their breeding if they are indoors. I had a problem with tiny flies not too long ago in my house and I tracked the problem down to a drain I did not use. They were laying eggs in the drain of a sink that had some slime in it. The faucet had a real slow drip that provided enough moisture to grow slime in the drain and the fly larva was feeding on that slime. To get rid of them all i had to do was run the water in that sink for 20 minutes and then dump some drano down the drain.


34 posted on 07/18/2012 3:31:10 PM PDT by mamelukesabre
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40W CO2 laser with high-speed 2-axis galvo steering mirror and Litton LVS modulator driver. 32 MPx video camera at 250 fps, blade array of 16 64-bit pentiums running at 83.33 GHz. Proprietary cam interface.

Only works in daylight conditions, unfortunately. Don't face the laser, and wear flash cream on the back of your neck.

35 posted on 07/18/2012 3:31:41 PM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Home depot carries fly traps. Its a plastic bag that you put water in. The flys go in and can’t get out. The grandkids like watching the flys fly around inside the bag


36 posted on 07/18/2012 3:32:07 PM PDT by whiteclockinthetrees (time deposits pearls)
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To: US Navy Vet

Tiny flies + mini gun = problem solved.


37 posted on 07/18/2012 3:33:31 PM PDT by Psycho_Bunny (OWS = The Great American Snivel War)
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I had them in my basement, and the flew around my PC. I put up several of the sticky flytraps. They caught hundreds in about a week, and I think I got rid of them.


38 posted on 07/18/2012 3:35:14 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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put out a shallow bowl of water with a few drops of fruit juice in it an one drop of dish soap — flies will land in the water and drown — soap breaks the surface tension so they can’t take off again


39 posted on 07/18/2012 3:35:14 PM PDT by smokingfrog ( sleep with one eye open (<o> ---)
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Not sure if this will work for you, but it works great for us.

Take a small plastic cup, like a medicine cup.
Put a small amount of honey in bottom of cup
Fill with apple cider vinegar
Mix in a little bit of dish soap.

The honey and apple cider vinegar attract them. When they land on the surface, the soap breaks the surface tension and they sink like stones to the bottom and are drowned.

40 posted on 07/18/2012 3:35:57 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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To: smokingfrog
put out a shallow bowl of water with a few drops of fruit juice in it an one drop of dish soap — flies will land in the water and drown — soap breaks the surface tension so they can’t take off again

You beat me to it...

We use this method except we use apple cider vinegar and honey instead of fruit juice.

41 posted on 07/18/2012 3:37:55 PM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Government should be afraid of the people)
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cap full of bleach every night in the drains.

enclose or refrigerate fruit especially bananas


42 posted on 07/18/2012 3:38:15 PM PDT by Principled (It's not enthusiasm for Romney, it's grim determination to remove Hussein)
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Put a glass of beer out, covered in saran wrap, and poke a hole in the top with a pencil.


43 posted on 07/18/2012 3:38:50 PM PDT by NowApproachingMidnight (“Civilizations die from suicide, not murder.")
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To: US Navy Vet

If you lay down with dogs you get fleas.


44 posted on 07/18/2012 3:39:38 PM PDT by Sawdring
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Fly paper...seriously.

Hang a strip near where they hang out...in mere seconds, they will start to get caught.

The fly paper is also dirt cheap, compared to sprays, etc.


45 posted on 07/18/2012 3:40:17 PM PDT by lacrew (Mr. Soetoro, we regret to inform you that your race card is over the credit limit.)
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Call this guy:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rbUH_iVjYw

He has a talent for catching flies.


46 posted on 07/18/2012 3:40:57 PM PDT by Fresh Wind ('People have got to know whether or not their president is a crook.' Richard M. Nixon)
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To: US Navy Vet

I solved mine by kicking out the ex-girlfriend.


47 posted on 07/18/2012 3:42:09 PM PDT by glorgau
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To: RegulatorCountry; All

Are you sure they’re “flies” .. might be fleas.

A guy in Oregon was bitten by a cat who had eaten a rat that was infected with fleas - fleas with Bubonic plague.

Maybe you need to catch a few of these “flies” and have them tested.


48 posted on 07/18/2012 3:42:20 PM PDT by CyberAnt ("America is the greatest nation on the face of the earth".)
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We have something of a Mosquito epidemic with some deaths resulting from the virus they harbor here in DFW. You also have untenable critter problems. Thus, how about a trade? Our West Nile Virus carrying mosquitoes for your tiny fly infestation and an insect swarm to be named later. Think about it.


49 posted on 07/18/2012 3:42:35 PM PDT by Dysart (Race card is tyranny. Don't be cowed.)
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First, you’ve got to find the food source they are eating, otherwise if you get rid of them, they’ll just be back. For very small flies, it could be something you wouldn’t expect, like a container of grain/rice/cereal that they are able to get into. For bigger ones, it could be a dead mouse or something like that in your walls or basement that they are feeding off of.

Once you get rid of whatever they are eating, and make sure there isn’t any other food they can get to, then they will die off pretty quick. If you need to get rid of them faster, you can just fog up the rooms where they are with flying insect spray, and leave them closed up for a few hours. Then, just make sure that you ventilate those parts of your house for 6-8 hours before you go back in there, so you don’t make yourself sick. Also, make sure to rinse off kitchen countertops, stove, pots & pans, etc if you spray in the kitchen, because you don’t want that stuff getting in your food.


50 posted on 07/18/2012 3:43:35 PM PDT by Boogieman
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