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moriahdanielle July 25th, 2015 10:22pm

This happens every summer: I have flies in my apartment. No food out, trash taken out, and still for every one I kill, there's another one or two buzzing around. Do you have this problem? Any ideas on how to get rid of them and keep them out?

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moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/26/15 6:52 pm

I'm allergic.
I'd rather have the flies than a stuffy nose and itchy, watery eyes.

Pirate Uses the Tap
07/26/15 1:21 am

A small indoor bug zapper.

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Tausif7 California
07/26/15 12:00 am

Sorry I have ants, you could try some bug spray advertised on TV

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Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
07/25/15 5:41 pm

Sounds like you have no choice but to coexist

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 5:11 pm

To where could I move to avoid this problem?

USNavyVet Sonar Man STG2
07/25/15 5:13 pm

Maybe away from there Duh.😱😀

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 5:15 pm

I just don't want to pack up and move and then have the same problem at my new house. I mean, moving sucks.

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
07/25/15 4:51 pm

I use bug bombs.
If that don't work then maybe a shotgun.
Vinegar, a little sugar and a few drops of liquid soap works for fruit flies.

missmorganmarie ...
07/25/15 4:59 pm

a shotgun??? 😁😁😁😁

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 5:04 pm

I was thinking a blow dart, a la Jungle 2 Jungle (90s kid right here).

dxstap Bloomington, Indiana
07/25/15 6:02 pm

Anyone remember the Bugs Bunny cartoon where Elmer Fudd was chasing a fly all thru the house with a shotgun?
That was back before the PC cartoons of today.
Anyway, that's where the shotgun reference came from.

missmorganmarie ...
07/25/15 4:47 pm

this website says

Hang pine boughs at entry points throughout the house, as flies dislike the smell of pine oil. You also can make fly-repellant sachets using tea bags and cloves, as well as set potted false indigo, lavender, elderberry,

missmorganmarie ...
07/25/15 4:47 pm

basil or mint plants at entry points to repel flies.

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 5:05 pm

I'll try the pine boughs.

xXDOGEMASTERXx Nebraska
07/25/15 3:55 pm

I know that vinegar attracts fruit flies.. Put that in a bowl with some dish soap to break the surface tension and they'll drown in it... Not sure if it works with regular flies though.

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moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 3:59 pm

I tried that with sugar water...I two days it's caught 1 fly.

voc I am...what I am
07/25/15 3:33 pm

What kind of flies? Fruit flies or regular?

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 3:42 pm

Regular house flies. I would prefer fruit flies...at least those are quiet.

voc I am...what I am
07/25/15 3:43 pm

Do you have holes in your screens or leave doors open or anything like that?

moriahdanielle Des Moines, IA
07/25/15 3:47 pm

It's so hot outside (~100 with the heat index most days) that I don't leave anything open.

TierasPet
07/25/15 3:30 pm

No ideas at all. It happens here too. I'm sorry though. They are so annoying.

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