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...
I bought one today and it didn't work at all, I'm taking it back
We have one of these - I won't touch it because I hate killing bugs (yuck!), but my husband gets such a kick out of "zapping them" - sometimes you even see a spark!
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.
You certainly got my attention , Fly Free!!! I thought you were promoting airline tickets. lolololol this made me smile.
UW We are soul sisters. I have been battling fruit flies today.
Had a fly issue of my own in my tiny cabin kitchen. My husband left his shop vac in the dining room and I thought.... Sucks them right out of the air. It was cool. And no fly guts anywhere.
You should be making jelly with those fruit flies Nelle Hoxie!!
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.
Hope your Sunday goes completely fly free.
I'm just horrified to discover that you have any flies! I thought every fly born, was born in Australia. We get walls of em in the summer!
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. )
Ernest, my thoughts exactly. Apparently, my one, polite, e.mail did nothing but get a coupon mailed out; because the products remain uncovered year after year.
Why on earth are you guys complaining?
You are sooooo Lucky to have Flys and bugs like that.
We have bats!!
Have you got any idea what they can do to your lunch?
It doesn't matter what you use to swot them.
UW: Have you considered why your flies are coming in, in the first place? Are you sure the last tenant left?
Bats in the icing on donuts? that is beyond gross!!
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...)
OMG... You're getting it from all directions
It would probably be best to call a Vet instead of the Super for that problem!
I guess you know to Never Stand Behind a Cat when it is stuck open
u r to funny, that is so cute, hell with it put on the music and let em party away and spike everything that they eat.....lol
I tried that thing with the corks.Our flies are not like ordinary flies, they just smash through the corks.
Any more than a dozen mosquitoes here could carry you away so the big ones don't get you!
Before this thread, my thoughts were as follows. These are the only other countries where I'd consider living:
1) New Zealand
Number three is still on the list.
Would they have you tho?
I make a really nice fruit slice called a 'fly cemetary.' But no one seems to believe the protein value is so good.. they just like the taste!
Prolly wouldn't have me. NZ's process is pretty brutal anyway. Picture of the fly cemetary, please.
The thing that upsets me most is that we have to reduce the size of our donuts!
I always remember that song: "There was an old lady who swallowed a fly." It must have been one of the first attempts to solve the problem naturally.
Flies, mosquitoes, cockroaches, rats, bugs - you name it, we have all of these . And they don't have a season, they're here all year round.
My cat eats flies when he catches them but since he is blind he doesn't catch them all
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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