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I am Lord of the Flies

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by PVT Pablo, Aug 1, 2022.

  1. Aug 1, 2022 at 4:27 PM
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    PVT Pablo

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    So got a question for you pest experts. I'm currently renting a single family home. Out back I have a small deck and concrete slab. There's nothing crazy and it's pretty boring and standard, but I have an obscene amount of flies. I walk outside and am instantly swarmed. I set traps and they fill up within a week.

    What gives?? Where are they coming from? There's literally nothing out there for them to breed in. My only idea is the neighbors have a chicken coop against my fence so maybe it's that?

    Any words of wisdom would be great!
     
  2. Aug 1, 2022 at 4:31 PM
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    No wind? Atleast they are not biting. I think my neighbors burn stuff for them cause it’s not like normal wood smoke.
     
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    No wind whatsoever. My backyard is completely fenced so it's very placid back there.
     
  4. Aug 1, 2022 at 4:34 PM
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    There was a hatch. One time last year I think, there were flies all over inside I went to war with the fly swater and won.
     
  5. Aug 1, 2022 at 4:37 PM
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    Before that it was the year of the stink bug. Never seen so many in my life.
     
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    And on occasion the lady bugs swarm.
     
  7. Aug 1, 2022 at 5:57 PM
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    You know their chicken coop is supposed to be 20 feet from the property line too. Or something something.
     
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    Bugs are a sign of a healthy environment.
     
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    I could find out what my neighbors burn and in turn will cook them out of their house?
     
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    Jynarik

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    Little trick I learned recently is use pine sol (with pine oil, it’ll say on back; some newer stuff doesn’t have it), and use in spray bottle to spray down area. It’s honestly worked amazing for me and it smells good lol
     
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    I'll try that. I do like the smell of pine sol, now im getting flash backs to the pine sol lady lol
     
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    One word……..Napalm.
     
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    A lot of Arson in this thread haha :devil:
     
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    I’ve got a colony of Swallows living in my chimney. I bet they consume a lot of bugs.
     
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    African Swallows or European Swallows?
     
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    I'm not sure my schedule would allow for miniature falconry, but maybe I could convince the wife!
     
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    Man, I set it up for you.
     
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    Oh well shit I really screwed the pooch on that one haha
     
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    Barn Swallows prob and have lived here for 40+ years.
     
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    That’s a pilot right there!
     
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    If you’ve got a dog make sure all it’s poop is near the fence...pretty sure they’ll find that tastier than you...
     
  24. Aug 2, 2022 at 6:11 PM
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    I think that's the reason we have flies, the neighbors dirty ass chickens. I can't imagine the absolute a literal shitshow if I added more poop haha
     
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    Saw a simple cardboard cone about 24” across and 12-15” tall with a 2” hole in the top...the guy sprayed adhesive inside and placed it over the “attractant” (poop)...w/I a few hours he picked it up and the inside was fully coverd...just a thought..
     
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