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Old 06-17-2009, 12:23 AM
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Ours is a new house like 3 months in katy.. We came in from work today and our house is full of Large house Flies. Most of them are resting on the cealing. I sprayed RAID so I killed almost all of them. some are still up in the ceiling We dont have any food or any trash piling up anywhere. I am really surprised as how they got into my house and there are so many like at least 100 of them. It never happened before but few weeks back I see 4 or 5 same kind of flies flying around. I killed them using RAID and some of them died by themselves.

I dont know if this is one time incident or should I be concerned? How can these enter house like 100 of them when all windows and doors are closed? We don't have any pest control contracted so far.

Last edited by arunreddyn; 06-17-2009 at 12:25 AM.. Reason: correction
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:51 AM
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The 4 or 5 you saw a few weeks back bred and you probably saw their offspring. I would call an exterminator just to be sure.
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Old 06-17-2009, 07:59 AM
Location: Houston, Texas
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I bet a small rodent got trapped in the ceiling rafters in your attic & died. If this is the case the flies will be gone in about a week or less.

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Old 06-17-2009, 08:09 AM
Location: Charleston Sc and Western NC
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Are you in a new construction area with dumpsters and taco trucks??? Make sure your flue is shut.
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Old 06-17-2009, 08:40 AM
Location: Houston
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Originally Posted by EasilyAmused View Post
Are you in a new construction area with dumpsters and taco trucks??? Make sure your flue is shut.

I ended up having birds in my house once because of that.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:43 AM
Location: Clear Lake
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I had a fly problem in an old apartment likely due to the complex not paying their trash bills. I just set off one of those store-bought Raid fumigator bombs and it worked for the whole apartment (1/1). Buy some plastic trash bags and cover up kitchen counters, remove all the trash & cans from the house. Then set off a bomb for every 500 square feet or so, and leave the place for about 3 hours. Problem solved.
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Old 06-17-2009, 05:49 PM
Location: Houston
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I had the same thing happen a couple of years ago. Found out there were some gaps in the screens covering some of my outside vents. I replaced the screens and have had no problem since.
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Old 06-17-2009, 09:32 PM
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You have a problem somewhere. did you have your home inspected? Either the flu is open,some roof flashing/vent issue or a hole not sealed like a pipe opening.
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Old 06-18-2009, 03:26 PM
Location: Richmond, TX.
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Where in Katy do you live? If what my grand mother told me was true you are about to get some rain when you see a lot of flies. I live in Katy too so I won't have to water my grass for a while.
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Old 03-24-2010, 09:32 PM
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I live in League City, TX, SE of Houston by Gulf. In the last two days we've had big flies, mostly in kitchen, but in other areas of house. What's strange is there's also a horrible odor in our supply closet, but no signs of a rodent or infestation. I've looked in attic and did not see anything dead or smell the odor which is weird since the closet is on the level below. Are the two related? How do I get rid of the flies, if I don't know what or where the smell is or even if that's the cause.

Have been here for almost 15 years and never had a problem
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