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Flies in my flat?

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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
Hi

In the last couple of days I've been getting loads of flies in the bedroom and bathroom of my flat. I have no idea why they have just randomly appeared but I need them gone! I decided to sleep in my living as I don't want them swarming around me during the night!

These are house flies, and not small fruit flies. The flat isn't messy or anything and my bedroom is fairly clean. I have had the window open fully in the last few days so they've obviously come through from there, but then if I close it how am I going to get them out?

I've heard of the sticky strip things for fruit flies, will they work? Does anyone know why they are appearing or any advice on how to get rid of them?

Oh and I live very close to the sea, does this have anything to do with it?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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6y, 5m agoPosted 6 years, 5 months ago
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#1
Jumpingphil
Put a sign up stating that it is a flat and not a house, then perhaps they will move on. :thumbsup:


off topic...Phil...can you clear some space in your inbox please. Thanks.

We've noticed an increase in flies round here too. I'm closing the windows at night to stop them coming in.
1 Like #2
OK, two options;

Option 1
B&Q Greenhouse Insect trap pack.

7 Sticky yellow traps attract and kill flies.

Hang one from the light in your room - a bit unsightly but they work. :thumbsup:

Option 2
Train a spider. :whistling:
1 Like #3
This has happened to me twice, recently had hundreds of dead tiny flies across my window sill, the solution was to close the window at night especially when the light is on.

The other was an infestation of slightly larger flies, turns out that there was some mouldy food hiding under a sofa and maggots had infested, don't know if your problem is as bad but you might want to investigate.

There are also sprays that can help kill em
#4
starsparkle2311
The strips will help. Defo get them. You may have a tidy house etc, but where is your house?

Do you live in a house, or a flat etc?

Where are the bins?

How close to your home are they?

Whatever you obvo have a problem. Get the strips they will help :)


Bins are in the kitchen in cupboards under the sink
Not sure what you meant by how close are they as they in my room right now!
#5
cannyscot
OK, two options;

Option 1
B&Q Greenhouse Insect trap pack.

7 Sticky yellow traps attract and kill flies.

Hang one from the light in your room - a bit unsightly but they work. :thumbsup:

Option 2
Train a spider. :whistling:


khy86
This has happened to me twice, recently had hundreds of dead tiny flies across my window sill, the solution was to close the window at night especially when the light is on.

The other was an infestation of slightly larger flies, turns out that there was some mouldy food hiding under a sofa and maggots had infested, don't know if your problem is as bad but you might want to investigate.

There are also sprays that can help kill em


Hmmm, looks like a trip to B&Q then. Don't think there is anything mouldy as just had a recent clear out of my room to paint the walls so I don't think it is that!

Will the spray just kill them straight away? Couldn't I just stand in the middle of my room with the Dyson on full power????!!!
#6
that's what you get for buying a house in amityville.
#7
dymondgeezer
Bins are in the kitchen in cupboards under the sink
Not sure what you meant by how close are they as they in my room right now!


think ss meant how far are your windows/flat/house from your outside bins cos they may be attracted to the outside bins then coming into your flat to annoy you. My kitchen window is not far from the communal bins as I live in a flat.
#8
starsparkle2311
Ooooooooooooooh Phil, should I be buying a hat soon or what? :p


:oops:
#9
Cheers guys, I'm on the fourth floor facing away from the bins so i guess it's not that

Still think I'll try the Dyson idea though, that will teach the little B****s!!!
#10
starsparkle2311
What you blushing at? I think it's sweet, Phil is one of the nicest guys on here, you go girl:thumbsup:

New frock? Well yes, you're presuming way too much,lol, nothing will prise me out of my jeans, but an HUKD wedding, ok, see the leggings thread, I may change,lolol:p


Am not wearing leggings to the wedding though SS :p

Phil is lovely to talk to....but he returned the ring so I blew it!! :w00t::whistling:
#11
buy a venus fly trap from homebase and get some spiders.
#12
getting rid of flies..

get a long jar or a tall glass/ tumbler

fill 2/5th with brown vinegar

then add fairy liquid in it- few squirts, and mix to create the bubbly froth (froth will sit on top of vinegar)

cover top of glass with clingfilm. tightly packed,

make holes in clingfilm with pen/pencil so they're an ok size for flies to get in..

fly will be attracted to the sweet smell of vinegar, find its way in thru clingfilm to have a drink of it, will get down jar and then struggle to get back out- esp, due to the frothy bubbles. drown. dead flies. make sure climgfilm holes aren't too big. try it tonight, and stick the jars around the house where they are..


worked for me.
#13
starsparkle2311
He's lovely. yes. What you chose to blow tho'? Well too much info, rofl:p


:giggle: I didn't mean it like that!! :p
#14
samwants2save
getting rid of flies..

get a long jar or a tall glass/ tumbler

fill 2/5th with brown vinegar

then add fairy liquid in it- few squirts, and mix to create the bubbly froth (froth will sit on top of vinegar)

cover top of glass with clingfilm. tightly packed,

make holes in clingfilm with pen/pencil so they're an ok size for flies to get in..

fly will be attracted to the sweet smell of vinegar, find its way in thru clingfilm to have a drink of it, will get down jar and then struggle to get back out- esp, due to the frothy bubbles. drown. dead flies. make sure climgfilm holes aren't too big. try it tonight, and stick the jars around the house where they are..

worked for me.


wow...will give that a go myself. Any ideas on spiders cos I seem to be getting quite a few of them too!
#15
We have a fly problem too, the best things I have used so far are rentokil fly stickers, window pen and the casettes but I'm not sure how great the cassette is tbh. The stickers are brilliant, but gross to look at. The sticky rolls which look like an old style camera film are not great, they get in the way and it's hard to find a good place to put them so I'd not bother with them - we have a few purchased in a pack from Waitrose and after trying to put one up for a short while it was promptly put in the bin and the others shoved in a cupboard!

Edit:
The ones I mean are like auction numbers...
Pen = 270499229427
Stickers = 220619351969
Cassette = 360273984327

Definitely invest in some of the stickers, they catch loads.
#16
do you have a fireplace in the room?, we had a dead bird in one that caused an infestation of flies..also old birds nests or if gulls sit on top they poo down the stack.
#17
Time to dispose of the corpse methinks.
#18
do they bite?
#19
samwants2save
getting rid of flies..

get a long jar or a tall glass/ tumbler

fill 2/5th with brown vinegar

then add fairy liquid in it- few squirts, and mix to create the bubbly froth (froth will sit on top of vinegar)

cover top of glass with clingfilm. tightly packed,

make holes in clingfilm with pen/pencil so they're an ok size for flies to get in..

fly will be attracted to the sweet smell of vinegar, find its way in thru clingfilm to have a drink of it, will get down jar and then struggle to get back out- esp, due to the frothy bubbles. drown. dead flies. make sure climgfilm holes aren't too big. try it tonight, and stick the jars around the house where they are..


worked for me.


Wow! Sounds good. Shame I've only just seen this now as too tired to go to the shop and buy vinegar, will anything else work???
#20
Goonieman
Time to dispose of the corpse methinks.


Good idea, I'll let you know how it goes!

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