Just got back from 2 weeks on holiday and my kitchen is full of flies! The bin had been emptied, there was & is no food lying out, everything clean & tidy, so no obvious source. Never happened before on this scale! Even found one in my cup of tea I did have a bit of a smile when DD (4) came in and announced that she'd seen 2 flies playing piggybacks so she'd squashed them both with a magazine! However, generally they are just making me VERY CROSS! So what do I do? Fly paper? Fly spray? Move house? Any suggestions gratefully received!
ime you'll generally come across something rotting in the back of a cupboard or under a piece of furniture in a few days and the fly situation will be explained... either that or a mouse or rat died in the walls.
I keep forgetting to buy fly killers but have found going on a rampage for a while with a rolled up newspaper and murdering as many as possible relieves the problem a bit, that and my fantastic fly munching cat who is like a possessed beast chasing and catching flies
If you pop some honey onto a bottle top lid the little buggers will be attracted by the smell and stick to it.
I keep getting little tiny flies, I squish them though. It's really driving me nuts as I have no idea where they are coming from. I also have an annoying fruit fly in the kitchen, there's no fruit out though so it should die quite soon.
FBGM the little tiny flies might be fungus gnats. We are plagued by them. I think they live in the compost of the houseplants. Apparently they like damp conditions, so you should leave plants till they're v dry before watering to try and break the reproductive cycle.