January 14, 2005 9:26 AM Subscribe
I'm having a problem with house flies. [mi]
posted by FunkyHelix to Home & Garden (10 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
This is the third winter this is happening, and I just can't take it. Every winter right before Christmas I see a house fly in the kitchen. Immediately I kill it, and cursed with a Hydra strain, two more appear in it's place!
During the summer you would think flies would be a problem, what with the windows open and cat food out. But no. Nothing. Yet every winter, one fly becomes a swarm of at least thirty; and no matter what I do, I seem stuck with them until spring.
I've tried: fly paper - minimal help. Spraying them with hair spray and then beating them to death while they're glued to the wall - minimal help and messy, though makes me feel a bit better. Plug in sonic pest devices - no help whatever.
I have a baby that puts everything in his mouth, so I need a solution that won't harm him.
Help! Help! Help! Help!