Inundation of black flies.

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Goosegirl

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Inundation of black flies.
« on: August 07, 2018, 13:01 »
We seem to have had countless ordinary black flies coming in our house this last couple of months. Having searched the carpets for dead rodents and birds our cats sometimes secrete in hidden places, I don't quite know why there are so many.
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mrs bouquet

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Re: Inundation of black flies.
« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2018, 13:48 »
Do you mean household black flies, or "blackfly", I am guessing the former.
I have got loads of them as well.  The farmer has been spraying something onto the fields, - what a pong, but I expect the flies like it.  I suppose it has been a good time for them to breed more with it being so hot.  I try to get them out again, but they aren't half dim.   (I expect they thing that about me !)   Mrs Bouquet
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Re: Inundation of black flies.
« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2018, 19:49 »
It doesn't look very nice but we have a fly paper dangling in the area they  mostly congregate in and we are changing it every day.   Since doing this it has reduced the 'population' and we are not swatting them away so much. I have noticed though that the midgie population out in our garden in the evening has increased.

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Re: Inundation of black flies.
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 12:41 »
They are the ordinary black household flies plus the slightly smaller ones that always go for your feet.  >:( As fly spray wasn't particularly effective we got a box of sticky fly paper and must have gone through the lot by now. They tend to go towards the windows so the tapes are put in those areas. I wish I could say they were diminishing in number but not at the moment.  :mad:



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