houseflyI’m at my wits end with these damn flies.

Ever since we’ve moved in to this house, we’ve had big dumb buzzing houseflies who must have a horrible sense of self-worth since they are forever killing themselves off by recklessly diving into blazing halogen lights, drowning themselves in toilets, and getting themselves stuck in dish-soap-laden dishes.

I don’t know where they come from.

But I know where they go.

Under every window is a collection of dead flies waiting for the vacuum to pass by.

When we came home after our wedding trip to Ontario, there were dead flies everywhere! Every toilet had a handful of drowned flies.

It seems they multiply every time the sun is out. So maybe they are living in the walls and get heated and push their way into the house. Only our house is less than 20 years old – if they are in the walls or in the attic, how are they making their way into our house?


Lisa (Verkley) Schuyler is a blogger reporting live from her new home in Canada's Yukon Territory. Often found wearing a hoodie, covered in pet hair, Lisa is a mis-placed forester who now spends her days engineering happiness for WordPress users. Lisa loves nature, animals, and most importantly, her handsome husband Jeff.

5 Replies to “FLIES!!!

  1. After this posting, I don’t think I want to come to your place next week, I hate flies. Anyone want my plane ticket?
    And… don’t you put your toilet seat down?

  2. Julie, we always keep the toilet seats down – look at your toilet from a side profile – there is a gap there for flies to sneak in for a swim!

    Jenn, a bat? Inside? Well if that is the only solution. Hopefully Jeff wouldn’t be too skittish with a bat in the house. haha

    Julie, the flies are better than the ants, don’t ya think? You survived that house!

  3. thats easy for jenn to suggest a bat…bet shes not visiting you this week…back to the drawing board please..me thinks I’ll take the flies!

  4. These flies are easy to get rid of,but it takes two years of work .
    The first part of the puzzle though is just how are they getting in. If they can get in easily then the problem is tougher but can still do things to cut them back .
    Took me 10 years , but we figured it out, at least so far .

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