Finally got rid of all the flies in my apartment. I discovered that the screen in the bedroom window was loose and there was a huge gap. The previous tenant had taped it down and the tape had come loose. I've managed to close the gap but the super will have to fix it.
What a fun way to spend the day...yuck. I had tried to find a fly swatter with no luck. A book did just as well. At least it got me to get the vacuum out to suck up all the fly guts
Whatever, I'm noticing more flies this year than before, wonder if the damp summer had something to do with that?
Had me thinking that you meant something else! I really don't like flies, but those pesky mosquitos are the ones I really, really dislike! Thank goodness the cold weather is setting in (brrrrrr)! Enjoy your fly-free Sunday!!
Ugh-Aren't flies just THE most annoying insect...bug...whatever???
So glad you got rid of them all, and can be fly free!
Have you seen the latest in fly swatters? It's shaped like a very small tennis racket, has batteries in the handle, and delivers a shock when you swat the fly--probably not a good thing to have if there are little kiddies around, though, lol...
UW I've had one of those little bug zappers for years. We love it. The sparks just fly when you zap a fly, spider or off the heels of a pup getting into mischief. Now once is enough for the pups as they learn quickly and from there on you need only point and click. Watch them scoot! Do get another one. Oh, and my pups have destroyed several of my 'old fashioned' fly swatters, thus the sparking of their heels.
I'm working nights down here in the mountains and before the sun went down I thought i was going to commit suicide with all the flys, fruit flies and aphids. Things are much better now that the evening has started to cool off.
We get mosquitoes (lots and lots of them all Summer), to the point where I think I should list my town as "Mosquito Land, USA". Lots of big moths that have faces like little, tiny, bats too. I think all the flies in town hang out on the doughnuts and croissants at a certain doughtnut/coffee shop that's housed in a convenience store/gas station.
(I once e.mailed the company and politely suggested they find a way to cover their bakery items because some customers may not want the stuff any time but Winter. They sent me a coupon for a dozen doughnuts (but did I want a whole box full of "fly doughnuts"? I don't think so. )
Lol, that is funny The screen is loose and needs fixing, I moved it so the space is now blocked. I am grateful I live in a place with reasonable sized insects...
This morning I have another problem. I opened my balcony door to let the cat out and now it's stuck open. Super was not thrilled when I called this morning at 7:25am...hopefully they show up in the next hour because it's a little cool and I don't want the flies to call each other up and tell them there is a party here...
Try this until the super fixes the window. If you have a propeller fan, place the fan in the window facing outwards. Turn it on. Generally, flies won't come in as long as the breeze is stronger than what they can fly through. Also, you can hang strips of fabric (top to bottom) and use the fan. This method also keeps the mosquitos out.
Good luck! (If you need, I can send my fly eating dog over...)
UW...would you like to borrow one of my Mascovy ducks? They love the flies, they do leave fair sized plops behind however so I'm not sure which is worse...flies or plop...let me know the duck can be at your doorstep in less then two hours.
Have you seen the electronic flyswatter that records swings, hits and kills? You can even take it online to compare your stats with other peoples'. If your super doesn't fix the problem, you might just have a new hobby on your hands. Competitive flyswatting is all the rage!
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