Asked on May 13, 2019

How can I get rid of all the flies?

Jill KrolUnique Creations By AnitaCelebrate & Decorate (Chloe Crabtree)


It seems flies are filling my house and it's as if they're coming out of the ground everywhere around my house! I can't tolerate this and if I spray them, the house fills right back up! I don't have a/c, no screened windows, so I'm at their mercy. Home damaged from Hurricane Michael here in Panama City. What can be done to help me?

3 answers
  • The most common reason for flies swarming all over your house is an infestation inside or nearby your home. If you suddenly see a swarm of flies that means dozens of eggs have already hatched and developed into flies. The source is likely inside your house, garage, attic or garden.

    I hope this will help you:

    • Leah Allen
      on May 15, 2019

      They're all over the ground in thousands! No garage, not coming from the attic, but I do have a garden. Prob is they're thousands in the front yard and all I did was spread out mushroom compost (horse), so I thought that may have been the cause. THANKS!!!

  • Unique Creations By Anita
    on May 13, 2019

    You can get the diy magnetic screen that fit easily over any door. That might be your only option to stop them coming in. Here in Australia we also have the automatic insect repellents like the air freshners that release a spray every nine minutes. This could also be an option. Or alternatively you can get the pest man in to add a surface spray to kill them.

  • Jill Krol
    on May 13, 2019

    I use Spectracide Bug Stop bought from Home Depot, Lowe's, etc. for just under $7/gallon. It claims it lasts a year, but I use it spring and fall to be sure. It can be used on plants, inside or outside. I say all this because I had flies in the attic. Had them diagnosed to be "cluster flies" which reproduce in the ground and fly in the house through openings. It's important to clean up the dead ones so the live ones don't feed on them and then reproduce. It can take awhile to get rid of them. I would spray the entire yard and house.

    • Leah Allen
      on May 15, 2019

      Hey Jill, omg, that sounds just like what I have! Cluster flies, never heard of it, but yes, they're all over the ground, everywhere. Will go get that Bug Stop, thanks so much:)))

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