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shellie2006 Original Post: Jan 07 '06,  3:18 pm           Reply
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Flies that hover around my front door! How to get rid of them for good?

I live in your standard midwestern suburban development (not many trees, clean, no dumpsters, no farm animals nearby, etc.), so why do i have such a problem with common house flies?? They hang around my front door on the outside thankfully, but one or two gets into my home every once and a while. I place the fly traps (the ones with powder and you add water) in my front entrance way, and the thing fills up within days will thousands of flies and the smell of it is disgusting! Now in the cold of winter, my fly problem has cut down, but when we get a warm day, they all come back! Obviously there's some sort of fly nest or whatever you call it near my home. How on earth can I get rid of these pests? Is there a product that I can buy where the flies will drink it up and then fly back to their nest and infect (and kill) the other flies? I really don't want to call Orkin, as the problem is outside. It's a nuisance more than anything. Where should I be looking for the fly nest? Would it be near a shrub? Would it be close-by? Everything seems normal in my front yard and it's very clean, any suggestions?

     
lorace Posted: Jan 09 '06,  11:56 am (Updated: Jan 11 '06,  6:56 pm)           Reply
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Flies that hover

Shellie, I replied to this yesterday and my message went to cyberspace or something.

I wondered if those traps you set aren't maybe attracting more flies to your place than you can handle. It sounds awful, but I do remember we had some trap (years ago)in our backyard which used liver to attract. Well, we had thousands and when we finally threw the trap away, things eased up for us. Just a thought.

Anyway, when we visited a Ghost Town here in Arizona, they had baggies half-filled with water, hanging on the porch of a restaurant. There was a sign that told us that these bags of ordinary water somehow repelled flies from the porch. Amazing.

We came home and half-filled about four zip-lock bags and hung them on our patio, and we hardly ever saw a fly. I don't know how or why but it did seem to work.

Hope you get your problem solved.

take care, and may your problems FLY AWAY!

Lorace

     
pearannoyed Posted: Jan 11 '06,  6:46 pm           Reply
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RE: Flies that hover

Hey lorace - I had never heard about the water trick. So, of course, I Googled.

This was the first hit I got.

     
lorace Posted: Jan 11 '06,  6:59 pm           Reply
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Quote: pearannoyed
Hey lorace - I had never heard about the water trick. So, of course, I Googled.

This was the first hit I got.


Amy, that's so exciting. I loved the article and wanted to copy/paste, but think it's not kosher so I do hope that others will click on your link.

Thanks so much. I enjoyed the replies he listed for when people ask about it. But, believe me, I don't think we had more than 2 flies, and they didn't stick around the patio at all.

My husband mentioned that flies have hundreds of eyes, so perhaps they are seeing hundreds of bags of water. ha ha

Lorace
     
hhhhhhhhhhhhh Posted: Feb 04 '11,  4:20 pm           Reply
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RE: Flies that hover

actually, mythbusters tried this out and it was completely innefective

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