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post #21 of 43
make a couple martinis. then get some flying insect killer..Not the stuff made here as I find it ineffective..If you can find the stuff the military use's great. that stuff kills every thing.
and I don't know if you do it..but out side trash cans..when they do the pick up..wash and disenfect them. let the sun dry them completly then put the lids on//I always give them a good blast of some really vile insect killing stuff before putting the lid on just to ensure they won't make a home there for a while. and it really sounds like you have a piece of aging produce hidden some place.
good luck..and remember if you sleep with your mouth open..they will rest in it..
post #22 of 43
Ive had these critters around my compost pails from time to time. And like L&S said , they can breed any where including potting soil in house plants. They do have a very short life span but reproduce rapidly so controlling them is a challenge.

My best defense is Yellow sticky traps. They are attracted to the color yellow. I get mine from www.gardensalive.com . They work best when placed horizantally.
post #23 of 43
Thread Starter 
biggrin.gif Thanks, Vman. No fruit here, well maybe a dead bannana, lol icon_sad.gif . I just poured some redwine in a bowl, we'll see if it works or not. I did the bleach last night.

Thanks, L&S checked the plants, their OK.

Thanks, Coyote. The garbage cans are pretty far away, so I don't think that's the problem. No produce either.

I'll wear a Face mask to bed, cause I do.confused.gif

Damn bugs, Balsamic vinegar, now red wine? I feel I am feeding some gourmet, or something!icon_evil.gif

Here is my "Catch" for the day. I just put the redwine down as I typed and there were quite a few there click on the pic, none drowned though, maybe an overnighter will do it. What's next? Prime rib, a good pastrami sammie?

How would this work? Pastrami, smoked chicken, and capicola, on caraway rye and swiss. Last nights dinner.

No way, that's when I quit feeding them, a little balsamic, a little wine, ok, but that's where it stops. I'm not sharing my smokes with those Ba#$#@#$.icon_evil.gif
post #24 of 43
Umm Ron
Got any extras?
Brother would like one of those sandwiches! :)
post #25 of 43
"No way, that's when I quit feeding them, a little balsamic, a little wine, ok, but that's where it stops. I'm not sharing my smokes with those Ba#$#@#$.icon_evil.gif "

LOL..Ron I think that stuff you are feeding them is like a bug ******..and they seem to be getting to ya..LOL..sleep well..
post #26 of 43
Thread Starter 
Thanks Freak, I'll check that link later as it seems busy now.

Thanks T-H, Well, I usually have the fan speed on low, and the window is open about 3 ". Reason I thought about the screen is I spotted a few on it, and it is just outside the smoker, a foot away. Oh, another thing is we have 2 coolers, and 2 stories, no flys up stairs, just down stairs in the kitchen area.

Thanks for everyone going the extra mile for me, I owe ya all for even caring!
post #27 of 43
Thread Starter 
I'll send ya one, let me know how.

Almost time for a martini, they dont seem to like them, bas@#%^#. Too fussy!
post #28 of 43
Try a 50/50 mix of Lemon Joy (original bottle) dishwashing detergent and Mountain Dew. We use it for wasps/hornets/bees and it seems to get rid of them.
post #29 of 43
A Bic lighter and a large can of WD-40/

When you see one of those little bastages... click lighter, point WD-40 and let er rip.

It's like aerial dogfighting, but with miniature flies.
To start out with, use the wide spray but as you get better you can put the little red straw that comes with it into the hole and pick them off one by one.

This will definitely work better than the other methods mentioned and you will have fun playing with fire and watching them fall from the sky like flies. ehhh...
post #30 of 43
Thread Starter 
Yikes that's a little extreme. I am not a pyro geek, I would probably burn the damn house down.

Thanks I think I'll pass on this one, though.
post #31 of 43
I knew this was gonna be bad when I saw "a bic lighter and a LARGE can of wd-40"....then mix with alcohol! lol!
post #32 of 43
Thread Starter 
LOL, that's funny. I agree. But thanks for the idea BCFishMan.
post #33 of 43
Ron, Im not sure what part of Nm your from, but i'm in Albuquerque and i have the same problem, i thinks it's from all te rain and humidity we been getting. I been wrapping up the tap on my keggerator the last few nights. I'm going to try a few of these tricks myself.
post #34 of 43

I can't close the window, because we have an evaporative cooling system that requires

ron this cooling system.of your might be the problem...beare with me here...if your cooling system simiar to a swamp cooler then you have a constant water flow or water that stands for a period of time...the little buggers are coming from a water source and if you all have a lot of rain and humidity i would if possible clean the cooler with bleach and water and dry it out ..because you must have a drain or open water filter that they could be breeding in...and see if this won't help...other than that my friend i am at a lost...but i really think the little buggers are coming from a water source somewhere from you house or aroung it and venting into your house....again man good luck and i hope i have been some help..and think of this winter around the corner and those bugs hate cold weather....
post #35 of 43
[quote=BCFishMan;238418]A Bic lighter and a large can of WD-40/


can't help you with the bugs
but i'm going to have some fun this weekend
post #36 of 43
WD40 used to be a lot more fun when it was made of the good stuff. Try starting fluid instead.
post #37 of 43
Thread Starter 
Thanks MossyMo, I'll see if I can get some Mountain Dew.

I am in Rio Rancho. Good luck!

Hey doc, I have 2 swampers side by side on the roof. One is for the upstairs, and the for downstairs. I don't have any flies upstairs at all so I'm not sure that would help.

Just an update though. Here are the bowls after last night:

I have very few flies left in the air today. The bowl with the wine on the left, has about 50 dead ones in the wine. There are a lot in the vinegar also, but are not dead, just trapped, so both ideas work well. I like the wine better because it kills them. I'll have to sumerge the vineger in the sink and drown them.

Thanks supervman for the wine idea,and Texas Hunter for the vinegar idea, they both work.

That being said, I am not sure if I am outa the woods yet, but it looks promising. I just drowned the ones in vinegar, and added wine, now I have 3 bowls with wine.

I would like to thank everyone for their help and thoughts, this is one big family, THANK YOU, I wouldn't have gotten this far without all the help.PDT_Armataz_01_37.gif
post #38 of 43
Sorry Ron , Not much helpfull ideas from here PDT_Armataz_01_04.gif

But if you had a bee problem PDT_Armataz_01_18.gif

Brake cleaner spray works great too . Lot's of pressure and a good 7' - 10' feet of range icon_evil.gif
post #39 of 43
I've killed wasp nests with a cup of unlit gas when we were out doing commercial landscaping. It kills them on contact pretty much. Just make sure you hit it the first time!
post #40 of 43
And then hit them with the aerosol flame thrower ???

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