PLEASE a way to capture flies in a "sometime house"

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Our second home has a fly problem. When we turn on the heat or the sun shines they are everywhere. We'll be going there for Thanksgiving week with all the grandkids, Please help???

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  • Rlj28523910 Rlj28523910 on Nov 02, 2017
    Hang Fly strips before you leave each time
  • Car28585346 Car28585346 on Nov 02, 2017
    Varify what kind of flies you have, if they are bigger ones and quite a few something like a rat or squirrel could have died under the house, or in the basement or attic. Find the source. Good luck. I like old fashioned flyswatters from the dollar store. No chemicals and there are some essential oils they don't like.
    • Charlene Martin McGuire Charlene Martin McGuire on Nov 03, 2017
      We just had the whole house painted and though a flyswatter is the obvious thing to do, I don't want "spots" on everything, but thanks.
  • Margolynluvsu Margolynluvsu on Nov 03, 2017
    They are being fed by something you don't see. Fly paper always works for me but you got something they are surviving on. Check around the house or crawlspace and check for dead or decomposing materials. You have a hidden food source they are thriving on and it's in a warm part of your house, sunny side mostly. Good luck.
  • Rose Keller Rose Keller on Nov 03, 2017
    Set out a few cups of water with dish soap in them and leave them in windows and on countertops.

  • Rodger Tucker Rodger Tucker on Nov 05, 2017
    Not much sense in doing anything until ya find out how that many flys are gaining access to your indoors. However the best & sure fire way to kill every single one of them is to;; close everything up and right before ya leave either fogger bomb every room or at least walk thru every room while spraying flying insect spray such as "RAID". Guaranteed Mamn !
    • Charlene Martin McGuire Charlene Martin McGuire on Nov 06, 2017
      My problem wasn't explained the best way, We know the flies hibernate in the windows and up under our siding outside. When the sun shines and warms the outside they are everywhere. Worse than the movie "THE BIRDS" When the furnace warms up the inside we can watch them come out of the windows. I have sprayed and when I go again I will try all the answers from everyone. Stay tuned. lol thanks
  • Sharon Sharon on Nov 05, 2017
    Sounds like you have cluster flys, over-wintering in your house. These flys go dormant when its too cold, and then when you turn on the heat or the sun shines in windows they become active. Hang fly strips. https://lancaster.unl.edu/pest/resources/flies015.shtml
    I would set off a insect bomb when you leave. And I would hang fly strips.
    Make a recycled soda bottle trap for each room... some use cat food in them, and salad shrimp. No need to hang them.
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