Skip to comments.Is anyone else having a "Plague" of tiny flies?
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?
Are they sand flies?? I know they bite??
I am having a problem with fruit flies as well as my sister 30 miles across town.
Funny you should mention flies. Just yesteday I noticed an abundance of houseflies. We have many euonymous bushes on our patio and they are teaming with flies. Shop vac works great inside the house.
hahahah....ya bastaad....got me!
where can I get that GIF?
Take the poop outside. ;-)
My sister complained about these the other day,
I told her it was because she voted for Obama.
If your sister is 30 miles away, how much trouble
can she be?
These aren’t fleas. Any fleas we’ve ever had can jump pretty high but they can’t fly.
Flypaper won't help your sister problem. You need something larger, like a wall of velcro.
Happened to me last year. Got to where I was leaving a light on at night with fly paper hanging beside it to collect them all.
Turned out to be a bag of rotted potatoes that were forgotten in a stack of boxes in the corner of the kitchen.
Yes. I used a tiny fly swatter. :-)
Chase it with your cursor - runs 'em crazy... '-)
The low tech solution I have used:
1. Get a plastic grocery bag without any small holes in it
2. Put a small amount of smelly fruit peels and such in it
3. Let bag stand upright and open
4. After 15 minutes grab and close the top of the bag with your hand
5. Slowly push the air out of the top and squish the flies inside the bag with your fingers. This is fun and your hands remain clean because there are no holes in the plastic
6. Reopen the bag and stand it upright and open
7. Repeat over and over. Soon you will find fewer and fewer are caught each time as the population in the area goes down.
I had similar problem last week here in Texas. Storm front came through one evening, afterwards tens of thousands of tiny brown flies appeared on my back porch. Must have blown in on the front. So small I could barely see them. They were coming into the kitchen through the smallest cracks around the windows (these are new vinyl windows!) thousands of them all over the kitchen surfaces and lights. I got the vacuum and went over the whole kitchen, then went out on the porch and vacuumed all of them on the windows and walls, many, many thousands. Then went back into the kitchen and got all the ones that had gotten in while I was on the porch. Next
morning I went out on the porch again and vacuumed up another few thousand. Haven’t seen another one since, it’s been over a week now. The trick is to vacuum them all right away, so they don’t breed.
Our late, greatly missed Golden Retriever, Prior Lake Jake hated those pecker gnats.
Use more than 2 squares. LOL
Sorry, I just couldn’t help myself.
Do you have lots of bananas or wind? I ask because fruit flies like bananas, but time flies like the wind.
He keeps the flies... off the bride--
Of course, we tell that as an Aggie joke... down here in Texas.
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