Last night I came in from work and I was exhausted. When I walked into my kitchen I saw a very disturbing sight. It seemed as if someone had called for a family reunion of flies to convene one my kitchen blinds. I swear there were like fifty flies on one of my blinds.
I hurried to get my fly swatter and I started swatting. I swatted left and right, up and down and thought I got most of them.
So today I came home from another very full day. The flies were getting smart. They were not all on the outside of my blind but about twenty of them were lined up to the side of my blind where I had to cock my head a bit to see them.
I started swatting again. I heard a plaintive yell from my daughter’s bedroom upstairs. She begged me to stop making that noise because she had a quiz to take for college. So I stopped and pondered a moment…
Not to be outdone by flies I looked in my garage for a spray which could kill flies. I found none. All of my sprays were for roaches and ants. I have never had a roach in my house so I don’t know what possessed me to buy four whole cans that were specifically designed to kill roaches and ants. Nonetheless I grabbed one and started to spray the flies, making sure that no cat food was in the line of spray.
I must have killed close to one hundred flies and while I was doing that I realized that this may be a great opportunity for me to wash those windows. Boy did they look beautiful when I was done.
I have never had fly problems to this extent before and I think it may be because my screen door has a hole in the screen, so I put the glass window down on that to close up the hole. This still has me concerned though.
Is anyone else having problems with flies? Does anyone know if this is a sign of a hard winter coming up?
This summer while I was at my parents home in Nebraska I kept getting bitten by flies when I was working outside. My mother said that they bite when it is fixing to rain. I was just thinking if they do that when it rains maybe they were coming into my house because it was going to be a hard and cold winter.
I was wondering if there was some natural and organic way to dissuade them from coming inside also. I really hate using those sprays around my home and the fly swatter seems so primitive.
So I am asking for help people. If anyone has any info on flies please leave a comment. Thanks!
I just killed another one on my desk with my cell phone. The one good thing about flies are that at this time of year they are all extremely slow, so basically you can kill them with whatever you have nearby.