We're having an Amityville fly moment

  • Thread starter Chi Meson
  • Start date
  • #1
Chi Meson
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
1,789
10
The most ####ed up thing! All of a sudden, flies everywhere! All the same kind, all over the house! get out

I put up four tubes of flypaper, and 12 hours later, there are 70+ flies stuck, and there are still more buzzing around!get out

I suspect a load of larvae sneaked in with the guinea pig hay! I have no other explanation.
get out
 

Answers and Replies

  • #2
berkeman
Mentor
58,196
8,256
You need to get a cat!

Oh wait, that's for mice. You need to get a bat!
 
  • #3
Ivan Seeking
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
7,213
177
We get invaded for a few weeks each fall. After twenty years, I still have no idea where they all come from - we live on a farm. We have found that by far, the best option is to use a mini canister vac to suck them up. With the air flow, you only have to get close and the flies will go right up the tube. Instead of waiting days for fly strips to have an effect, you can cleanout the entire house in a matter of ten minutes. This pretty much solved our problem.
 
Last edited:
  • #4
DaveC426913
Gold Member
18,935
2,429
The most ####ed up thing! All of a sudden, flies everywhere! All the same kind, all over the house! get out

I put up four tubes of flypaper, and 12 hours later, there are 70+ flies stuck, and there are still more buzzing around!get out

I suspect a load of larvae sneaked in with the guinea pig hay! I have no other explanation.
get out
You have a dead animal nearby.
 
  • #5
100
1
what sort of flies? fruit flies?
 
  • #6
Evo
Mentor
23,156
2,809
You had a dead animal in the hay.
 
  • #7
lisab
Staff Emeritus
Science Advisor
Gold Member
1,887
616
You had a dead animal in the hay.
I suspect it's a dead guinea pig.
 
  • #8
Chi Meson
Science Advisor
Homework Helper
1,789
10
I suspect it's a dead guinea pig.
I wish.

There, I said it..I wish those filthy things were GONE!


Hmmmm...
http://www.shelfordfeast.co.uk/guineapig.html [Broken]
 
Last edited by a moderator:

Related Threads on We're having an Amityville fly moment

  • Last Post
Replies
13
Views
2K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
34
Views
3K
  • Last Post
2
Replies
29
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
5
Views
6K
  • Last Post
Replies
9
Views
2K
  • Last Post
Replies
15
Views
4K
Replies
25
Views
3K
Replies
32
Views
4K
Replies
9
Views
1K
Replies
3
Views
2K
Top