Flys. I have them. How do I get rid of them?

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    PoWdA

    PoWdA XDTalk 500 Member

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    I can't take it anymore. My house has become overrun by flys.

    I have been going at it with a flyswatter daily and killing a ton of them, I have flypaper dangling from the ceiling all over the place, and have been cleaning like crazy to try and eliminate any potential food source. This is war, and they are winning.

    It is a war of attrition. I have had to vacuum every day or two because the ground is littered with their corpses. I will swat what seems to be about 20 of them a night but the next day it seems as if there are more than the previous. As I lay here in bed going on my phone one landed on my screen, and is now dead.

    So, any tips? I am a clean person and enjoy my clean house. I cannot think of what else to do but at the moment I am being over run. I am posting this because I just had to get out of bed and swat a bunch of flys as they wouldn't stop messing with me. Do they make a fly load in 9mm?

    Help.

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    PoWdA

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    Also, I have formed a crude alliance with the spiders. I saw one in the bathroom today, nodded, and let him go on his way. I also noticed a web on one of the higher windowsills with a fly trapped in it. I will not be dusting there anytime soon. I see this as an alliance that works well for both sides (for the time being at least).

    I am setting a trap tonight to see if it works: dish soap and water in a bowl.

    Time will tell.

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    Find out what KIND of flies then look for an approach thats especially lethal to that kind.
     
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    PoWdA

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    Amazing. I am buying one tomorrow.

    While I am at it, anyone know where I can buy a flamethrower?

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    They are normal house flies. Have a green body.

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    Jarwulf

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    Get rid of the trash...People tend to think of flies as just uniformly distributed and buzzing around everywhere but in reality they are tied to the garbage they breed out of.
     
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    Wal-mart, Home supply stores, Hardware stores and the like.

    The pump-up insecticide/herbicide sprayers work pretty well.
     
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    Exorcism.....
     

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