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Old 06-05-2012, 04:30 PM
 
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We are constantly battling flies outside our house, and we can't find anything that is attracting them. Since they are outside the house, they are also getting in.

Has anyone else experienced a high volume of flies? I've even seen a lot of large fly trap displays at Home Depot and Lowes. (We tried them, but WOW do they smell like death.)

Anyone else notice this lately?

11yia
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Old 06-05-2012, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Hutto, Tx
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This is normal for summer. My sister said they lay eggs in the grass and that's why there are so many in the yard.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, Texas
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No, because my neighbor with the three big dogs moved before Christmas.

Hardly any flies around our yard.
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Old 06-05-2012, 07:27 PM
 
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No, it isn't you. We have flying ants, flies and they are very very annoying. Called ABC and looks like their reoccurring package is the only solution (surprise, surprise...), but they are probably right.
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Austin, TX
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Have you tried showering?


(sorry )
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Old 06-05-2012, 09:50 PM
 
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The SAME thing is happening here in San Antonio. Supposedly it has something to do with all the rain we got last month.
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Old 06-05-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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Yes, there are a lot. I think we got spoiled last year because there were hardly any, thanks to the lack of rain. Now that we've gotten some rain, they're back.
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Old 06-06-2012, 12:11 AM
 
Location: In a state of denial
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We haven't seen any at all this year. Come to think of it, none in the past four years. If you have flies then there has to be something they are coming for...food, dog poo, trash, anything organic...get rid of the source and you'll get rid of the flies.

However, we have had two scorpions which is VERY unusual in Austin proper, not so much in the outskirts.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:40 AM
 
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We are constantly battling flies outside our house, and we can't find anything that is attracting them. Since they are outside the house, they are also getting in.

Has anyone else experienced a high volume of flies? I've even seen a lot of large fly trap displays at Home Depot and Lowes. (We tried them, but WOW do they smell like death.)

Anyone else notice this lately?

11yia
we dont have any
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:21 AM
 
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No flies but tons of mosquitos.
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