Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Fly problem

This is like something from a Stephen King novel. We are being plagued with flies...INSIDE our house, even though all the windows and doors are kept shut and the a/c is on continuously. I don't know how they are getting in but yesterday I must have killed twenty of the little f-ers and there was more today! They are all by the patio door behind the vertical blinds. The house is clean, no meat wrappers in the garbage, no food laying around and there is nothing for them to want to go after. Even my Beardie dragon's tank is nice and clean.

So WHY do they keep coming and where are they being "born"? Maybe a dead mouse in the wall? I would smell something, wouldn't I? I checked outside under the deck and nothing there. I checked in the basement and nothing there that would attract maggots or flies. And why only by the patio doors in the diningroom? I have tried spraying RAID, and washing the glass, and the floor and the vent that is right there. I just don't get it. It's quite a disgusting and creepy dilemma to have to deal with. We are supposed to leave in the morning to go out east for a few days and while our son will be here, he isn't the spiffiest of housekeepers, and he isn't going to be as diligent about killing the damn things as I am. If anyone has any ideas before tomorrow, please leave a comment. Thanks.


Poodles Rule said...

Do you have an attic or crawl space? You also may not smell a dead mouse if it is deep in the wall or under the floor.

Too bad your son is going to be there, because if not I would suggest boarding the beardie and putting a couple of insect "bombs" around while you will be gone.

Stardust said...

Poodles, that would be a great idea if he wasn't going to be here...and the lizard.

I bet it is a dead something or other in the walls somewhere. We have never had this happen before and it's a sudden thing that started just a couple days ago. I hope we don't come home to a gross flies nest! Horrors!