Big fat slow house flies

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  1. StormRider

    StormRider Diamond Member

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    My parent's home has a problem with them. They seem to appear in waves. They might leave the house in the morning and come back in the afternoon to find 10 of them. We have no idea where they are coming from. Has anybody else experienced this? They are slower than the flies that enter a house when you leave a door open -- so they are easier to catch. Makes me think they are breeding somewhere inside the house and since they were born indoors they are slow and retarded or something. It's really annoying.
     
  2. Excelsior

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    lol.
     
  3. bonkers325

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    you were born indoors... think about it
     
  4. Bootprint

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    Have you checked the basement for a body yet?
     
  5. ICRS

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    He can't, he is slow and retarded.
     
  6. Tooncesthedrivingcat

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    I think the slow flies are on the verge of death.... hence the slowness.
     
  7. PottedMeat

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    It's amazing how agile they are when you try to hit them in mid flight.
     
  10. Carbo

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    Flypaper, ftw.
     
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    well running around like a chicken with your head cutoff isnt honna help them come out

    vasaleen works better at getting them to come out, rather then use duck tape
     
  12. 5to1baby1in5

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    If you can't get rid of them, then have some fun.

    1) Get a short 1' length of thread and tie a loop around it's neck. You now have a flying pet on a leash.

    2) Take a flys and drown it in a dish of water until it is not moving. Place it on a table or something, and pour salt on one it. It will come back to life and fly away.

    3) Buy a kitten.


    Disclaimer: No flies were harmed in the wrighting of this post.
     
  13. TruePaige

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    A 1 FOOT length of thread eh?
     
  14. 5to1baby1in5

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    12 inches if you like. If the fly is big enough, it can lift its end while you hold onto the other.
     
  15. funkymatt

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    if you can catch it, put it in the freezer, then you can easily glue the string to the fly.
     
  16. 5to1baby1in5

    5to1baby1in5 Golden Member

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    But the wings may break off when you pull it out of the freezer.

    Wouldn't that bee kind of cruel? :(
     
  17. rh71

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    I've started no less than 2 threads on flies getting into the house but your problem seems different. Anyway, the flies tend to go towards the windows with light once they're inside (whyTF did they come inside the dark house to begin with?!)... so once they fly to the window, I open it & trap them between the window and the window mesh. Leave them a couple days and they're dead. Slow torture ftw... those fuggin pests.
     
  18. Scarpozzi

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    Indeed. I like the strips that come in rolls with a thumbtack. I go outside in the spring after they hatch and hang about 2-3 of these under my back porch. I leave them there for a few weeks and enjoy a no fly zone for the next little while. (until I take food out there)

    Screened in porch is on my "to-do list" of upgrades.
     
  19. StormRider

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    Welp, I did a Google search and found out others have had similar experiences...

    I'm thinking they might be something called Cluster Flies.. The picture they showed looks a lot like the flies at my parent's house. So, I'm thinking they're getting inside through cracks in the outside wall or windows.