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M-M-M-M-Monster Kill!

It's been pretty chilly out the past week or so, but today it jumped into the 70s and the bugs suddenly came out with a vengeance.  So far I've killed at least 87 132 flies inside the house.  Eighty-Seven!!!  One Hundred Thirty Two!!!!! WTF?  There's also a few dozen ladybugs inside as well.

The bugs hang around outside the doors and as soon as someone opens one, they come pouring in like a dam burst.  The sticky fly strips on the porch are totally covered; I guess I need to put up some more.

Fortunately temps are supposed to drop to near freezing tonight, so hopefully that, plus my skillful use of the flyswatter, will take care of the problem.

At least it's not grasshoppers.  My roommate who's lived here for quite a few years tells me one year the grasshoppers were so bad, they started eating the metal window screens!  I think I'll take 87 flies over millions of metal-chomping locusts, thank you.



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Nov. 1st, 2009 10:20 pm (UTC)
The day after your ladybug article our shrubs were buzzing with the little orange pests. You'd think the winds would blow them off and away, but it only seems to blow in more. They do hover at the doorways, and they do swarm in when the door opens up :o( They click around the fluorescent light in the kitchen at night, along with the moths that float in when I bring in the dogs.

Flies have been minimal, thankfully. 87? Sounds like a scene from The Amityville Horror.
Nov. 2nd, 2009 12:51 am (UTC)
Damn bugs. I say let them in, then bug-bomb the house, then run a vacuum though there to pick up the bodies. Chemical warfare!
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