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Disgusting Fly Problem

It's amazing that even after 2 years of trying to get someone to take care of my fly problem in my apartment, still nothing has worked. I don't leave trash sitting around nor food, either. When the flies start coming in like they are now, and I'm on third floor by the way, then in another 2 days or more I will have at least 60 flies in my apartment every day and I am so sick of it. We have done everything we know to do and we still can't find where they're coming in at. So I was bombarded this morning with lots of flies and that means I'm going to have to pull the plastic from the large living room window where I thought they were coming in at and still do, because that did no good, and it's always around that window, I know they're coming in, but we still can't find where at. Absolutely amazing.

So now I have to rip all the plastic from the window and spray this horrible smelling bug spray that I just hate and it gets in my lungs just bring a little bit of it. I cannot stand the smell of it. I'll rip that off and then of course I'll spray the screens on the outside and then spray all the large window and I mean it's a big window and long, and then I'll have to leave the apartment for a few hours. I'll go get some fly strips. The Flies will still come in but as soon as they land on that fly spray they'll die in no time and hopefully I'll get some on the Fly strips which I always do but I hate looking at those things. They are sticky and messy I don't care what anybody says. I'm just so fed up with these flies. I'm looking for another place to live, but not necessarily because of them. I just need a bigger place.
uncalled4 · 56-60, M Best Comment
Not being an expert, I can't give you anything definitive, but my dealings with flies are like this:

Yes, we do get drain flies. I pour ammonia down the drain where I see them emerging. Works a treat.

Now, the other problem, which was far, far more challenging, was that, due to a spill we didn't clean properly, the flies gathered and the larvae actually burrowed into the carpet! They were easy to see with a flashlight. People were telling us to rip up the carpet, but I didn't want to have to replace it.

It was awful, weeks went by, we vacuumed, put down poison, you name it, could not get rid of them.

We bought this professional Bissell rug shampooer. It rocks. It has this aggressive brush underneath, plenty of power. I gather that it ripped them to shreds and got them up and/or drowned them. Awesome. In any event, that was the last we saw of them. Poof.

So check your carpets. That would explain why the window plastic stuff isn't working, but again, no way to know. They were NOT easy to get rid of. And, good news, the Bissell is rentable.
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
@LadyGrace Let me know what you find. See if you see any flies emerge from there. Vacuuming did not kill them.
@uncalled4 I used the Drano today so that should help and I've never once seen flies come from my rug.
uncalled4 · 56-60, M
@LadyGrace Good luck with all of that.

kodiac · 22-25, M
Flies can actually live and breed in your drains even though the drain isn't backed up.we had this problem put drain cleaner in got rid of them .
@kodiac This actually worked for my wife and I, similar problem.

You know my daughter was telling me the same thing cuz that's happened to her and she's been putting Pine-Sol in her drains and that seems to help. What did you use exactly, and thank you so much for this wonderful remedy.
@kodiac oh I see you used drain cleaner. It's really odd that they can breed in there because we run water in their constantly.
Magenta · F
Wow, that's horrible. Hopefully you find a new place soon.
But what are they attracted to I wonder?? If it were something dead you would smell it. Sorry, too much forensic science and crime. 🫣
@Magenta that's what we can't figure out. My house is super clean and smells great so I don't know what their problem is because the sun is out and it's beautiful outside, so I don't know what it could be. Others are having the same problem.
Magenta · F
@LadyGrace How strange and horrible you have to endure that.. And the landlord won't take action, grrrr.
Fairydust · F
I know someone that had rats in the walls, their dead carcass would bring on a fly problem.
Fairydust · F

aw thank you, I haven’t been on as much as I used to, I’ve taken some breaks, I was spending too much time here.

Concentrating on real life 🥰 🌷✨
@Fairydust that's what I plan on doing and am, in fact, enjoying myself. That's the way to do it! 🙏❤️🌹🤗
Fairydust · F

Yes 🥰🙌🏻✨🌷❤️
Prayers for your situation to get solved 🙏
baydog5555 · 70-79, F
we too. just 100`s of them.we can't use spray with the dogs and fish.every year around may to end of strips don`t your money.we have fought them for 20 yrs.we have chickens and it is clean,horses on one side cattle on the other.but our neighbors don't have flies.
shinyplasticlove · 51-55, M
Some hardcore drain cleaner should do it. You said the flies are at the window. Maybe they are there because they are trying to get out. Get some pet Venus Flytraps to help out.

Yeppers! Just did that today and so we'll see tomorrow how many flies I have.
Here's what I had been using but have to get the refills.. they don't work real quick.

DanielsASJ · 36-40, M
You will find one at the right time
@DanielsASJ yeah well, HOPEFULLY soon
DanielsASJ · 36-40, M
@LadyGrace Maybe
NinaTina · 26-30, F
Something dead in the wall
NinaTina · 26-30, F
@LadyGrace just dont run into that sticky fly tape

@NinaTina oh good Lord, did you have to? 😂😂😂 Here I've been trying to avoid that vision, and then I get this. Thank you very much. 😂😂😂
NinaTina · 26-30, F
@LadyGrace oops lol

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