Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Flies in the Winter Time?

Were you ever sitting at your dinner table or maybe watching the evening news when something catches the corner of your eye and you look to see a fly hovering about? Did I mention it was winter time? Believe it or not, it is not that uncommon for flies to emerge during warm days in the winter and come out to cause you some winter time stress, because we all know that they usually emerge when guests are over or you are preparing dinner, and what's more disgusting for either of those two events then some big lumbering flies hanging about?

The culprit in this winter time mystery is most likely a cluster fly. These buggers breed in earth worms and once seen inside the house, are most likely entering from a hole or gap in the house and have already set up shop in your cozy abode. So what do you do to get rid of them you ask? Vacuum. If you are seeing them in the winter, the best approach to get rid of your fly problem is to use a vacuum with a hose attachment and suck them away. Once it gets warmer outside, have a look around your windows and roof line and where the pipes enter the building to see if there are any gaps that these flies can get in and seal them up.

Cluster flies are not doubt an annoyance, but with a little diligence and caulk, you can start the control process with the ultimate result of eliminating from your structure. Easier said than done!


Jason said...

Don't forget about our enemy/friend "Drain Flies".

Richard said...

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Karl said...

I absolutely hate all types of flies, everytime they land they can vomit or excrete, so if one lands on a meal i am enjoying that is what i immediately think of... and i literally can't concieve of finishing it half the time. Its sad to think that this bothers me so much because its not as though i would suffer injury or illness but its just one of those things.

For anyone who hates flies with a passion like me and doesn't mind forking out $40/£30 + i would recomment getting an electric fly killer, it may seem like a silly thing to get but the £49 one i got is really good at getting the little buggers and rarely needs servicing.

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Home Security said...

I hate flies. I do.