Help....I'm deluged by flies!

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Lothlorien, Sep 13, 2007.

  1. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Last year, someone posted about leaving water with dish soap and lemon juice or something?? What is that fly remedy? We went peach picking last week and the flies just came out in droved and are all over my house from the peaches. I can't get them with the fly swatter. Usually, I can, but these are quick and I can't even get near them! Help!
     
  2. AllStressedOut

    AllStressedOut New Member

    Common house flies or fruit flies? For fruit flies I use sweet wine...they love it, drink it and drown in their sorrows. When you have quite a few dead ones, you'll want to pour them down the drain and start afresh. I think the dead ones serve as a warning to the live ones. LOL House flies, well, I have a sharp shooter who is great with rubber bands, so no common cure in my brain for those ones, sorry!
     
  3. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Maybe totoro could ship you one of her spiders.
     
  4. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Maybe totoro could ship you one of her spiders. </div></div>
    :rofl: :rofl:

    ~Kathy
     
  5. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    It's both fruit flies and house flies.

    TM, you are so bad. I have my own spiders, remember? Ick!
     
  6. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    But totoro's spiders could eat your spiders too. :wink:
     
  7. Josie

    Josie Active Member

    I discovered by accident that they like champagne. I put a little bit of dish soap in, too. I couldn't quite get rid of them that way so I started spraying them with vegetable wash spray when I saw them. That finally got rid of the rest of them. I had them for months.
     
  8. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    From the sounds of it, Totoro could RIDE one of her spiders over to you.

    It sounds like her spiders are about the size of a...Great Dane.
     
  9. susiestar

    susiestar Roll With It

    You can go to the hardware store or grocerystore and get these little hanging strips that are sticky on both sides. They catch the flies on them. I owuld hang them over the peaches, over the sink, and anywhere else they are in large numbers.

    This is the best method I have found for them. Also remember not to leave wet dishrags or towels laying around. For some reason they can breed in those. GROSS!!

    Anyway, I have severe allergies and any bug sprays really set me off. So we have used htese things for years. Not sure the brand, but they are way cheap. Sometimes I can find them at Walmart, or IGA, but usually I go to the local hardware store.

    Susie
     
  10. Scent of Cedar I

    Scent of Cedar I New Member

    They say hairspray will stop most flying things dead in their tracks.

    I always meant to try that.... :smile:

    You will have to let us know how it works, if you do try it!

    Barbara
     
  11. flutterbee

    flutterbee Guest

    It does, if you have enough hairspray. It takes a lot. Trust me.
     
  12. Big Bad Kitty

    Big Bad Kitty lolcat

    Stops them in mid flight.



    and their hair looks fabulous.
     
  13. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    LOL. that sounds like a great solution for those Asian lady bug beetles. I haven't seen a native ladybug since they invaded. I had such fond memories of lady bugs when I was a child. My kids view them as pesky, biting intruders.

    I use dish soap and vinager set out in a cup on the counter for the fruit flies, Loth. It works great and it's cheap.
     
  14. AllStressedOut

    AllStressedOut New Member

    Hairspray & a lighter works even better. :rofl:
     
  15. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    I think I'll stay away from the hairspray. I don't think husband would be too happy about having to repaint my walls.

    BBK--their hair looks great too (lmbo!) Too funny.

    I put a bowl with juice and dish soap, because I thought that's what the remedy was last time it was posted, but there is not one fruit fly or other fly even near it. I have to go google it later.
     
  16. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    I use apple cider vinager.
     
  17. Kathy813

    Kathy813 Well-Known Member Staff Member

    How about Windex? It worked for everything in the movie My Big Fat Greek Wedding.

    by the way, I had ants in my classroom this year and my students were complaining about them ~ I didn't have anything to kill them with so I used Windex.

    It worked!

    ~Kathy
     
  18. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    I tried to reply last night but I can only be on CD for so long before I start getting timing out messages. UGH!

    Fruit flies - get rid of the reason they are there - the fruit. Also, empty garbage daily.

    House flies - those strips of sticky whatever have worked before, keeping a fly swatter handy, I think they are drawn to sugar. Other than that - I got nothin'.
     
  19. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    :rofl: Seems we have many commedians here....so I'll add mine.

    Lothlorien,

    You have gone from LORD of the RINGS.....to LORD OF THE FLIES.

    - ducking the looks. :faint:
     
  20. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    http://www.chowhound.com/topics/424640

    These were the best suggestions I could find for you since I had a good laugh at your expense. WHERE oh WHERE is Suz (queen of the links?) I bet she could find you the best answer.

    zzz zzzt zzzt ....That's fly for I'm not leaving.
     
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