My house is being invaded with black flies.\
There are no open windows or doors.\
Are they coming in through the vents?\
My Dyson is filled with their little nasty bodies.\
Anybody have any suggestions?
Heloise in Hell
Bring in a couple of frogs or lizards.
you must have a dead mouse somewhere
Oooh, I think it''s something bigger than just a mouse. Dead mice tend to just mummify, harmlessly.\
More likely you have a dead raccoon or opossum, either under your house or in your walls.
I''ll send the cats over. They bust shit up, but they do kill flies.
Wendy Williams discussed this on her show. Her NY studio use to be infested with black flies, but a viewer told her to fill a few paper cups with apple cider vinegar and place them around the studio. It worked!
You must have realized that, eventually, the trick in the wall would become an issue.
I adore all of you for your clever and in one instance, helpful answers.\
This is why I pay my $18!
Large flies or gnats? Do you have plants? Check the soil. Buy bags of quicklime and dust the corpses of your dead tricks posthaste!
Do you live in Amityville, OP?
try pouring a cup of bleach down all your sinks nightly for about a month or until they go away. If they''ve infested your place, do as r6 says-- but pouring bleach down the drain destroys their eggs.
OP, are they smaller with fairly triangular wings? If so, and they also leave a greyish-black dusty smear when you smash ''em, then they''re sewer flies. House flies are the regular bigger guys that have dark black bodies and slightly iridescent wings.\
Google "sewer flies" to see images and get remedies.
you in danger girl! your mussy must be moist! smoke copious amounts of pot, silly! Don''t offer em any turkey meatballs or towels!
typical DL answers
Why must it always be about color with you???
OK, so before I went out this morning, I put out the cider vinegar. Did nothing. \
I took the drain idea seriously, since they seem to be coming in somewhere in my kitchen and i do have three drains in there.\
I closed them all to see if that stops it. \
In case anyone still cares: they are just black, run-of-the-mill flies. Not huge but not small either.
Flypaper is your friend.
Brinks home security.\
An alarm will sound and a trained representative will phone you each time one enters.
Typical DL bullshit. If the flies were white, OP, I bet you wouldn''t have any problem at all!\
The fuckin'' racism arounbd here is just disgusting!
The "I''ll Find Something to Offend Me!" Troll
Good old fashioned fly paper. Nothing works better.
Find the nest. They''ve laid eggs inside your house somewhere.
I need help w/ black flies. So unsanitary There must be a dead animal somewhere. Grocery stores and drug stores don't have fly paper. So far the flies keep committing suicide flying into the windows. Gross. Any home remedies?
You have to find the dead body (or other source). Otherwise it doesn't matter what you do. And clean your damn house!
"Only a couple of days after an adult female fly emerges from the pupa, she will start to lay eggs, maybe 250 at a time and she lays eggs daily.
In order to lay the eggs, she must first look for decaying or rotting grounds which includes garbage cans, a dead animal carcass lying around or any other rotting food source. And it is possible that such breeding grounds be found on the kitchen counter tops."
OP- Look again for the fly paper in the insecticide section of store. They come in little rolls which you unroll and hang up. They're gross to look at but they do work. Had to use them once myself when I couldn't find the source of the problem.
Do they have large wings and fangs an inch long? If so, you have been invaded by Catholic Cardinals of the Biblical Era.
There is really nothing you can do except to go & confess your sins to your local priest. Just keep the young boys away!
Are they deaf? Use sound waves to kill them.
Do you have a fireplace? Same thing happened to me...I'd kill what I could find, but they kept coming back. There was a dead bird in the fireplace/chimney. Once the bird was removed...flies disappeared.
You know R13, you could have provided a link to sewer flies. Would it have been that much extra work? Good manners means always being helpful and doing a little bit more.
Keep them away from your Chardonnay.
Are you talking about cardinal flys? I never heard of that species. Link, r27!
Keep us posted, OP.
Probably not black flies. Probably termites.
You in danger OP.
Frogs eat flies. You'll need about 10,000 frogs.
If you have that many flies then there is something dead in your house.
Termites don't have wings, r34. And, termites are white, not black.
OP, I've got the exact same thing; it got worse this week when the temperature went up. It's not fruitflies (which are annoying) - they are black flied. I killed the existing flies, thoroughly cleaned my house and there are more today. I can't figure out how they are getting in. I have a fireplace, though it doesn't work anymore, but I close the screens to see if that helps.
The flies are not invaders.
The flies are coming from inside the house!
Seriously. Do you have any potted plants?
Take out the garbage!
A dollar store should have flypaper, due to the sort of people who frequent the establishment.