Posted by John Fasoldt on 15:50:36 8/28/2016 from 126.96.36.199:
In reply to: Flies, flies and more flies posted by Jack on 11:25:18 8/28/2016 from 188.8.131.52:
Probably not, Jack. You would have to find, isolate or remove the SOURCE. Usually, it's something "dead." And probably not outside, but inside... That might be where you can't SEE it, sometimes you may be able to SMELL it.
If not, don't worry about it. The flies are a signal that flies have found whatever it is, have laid eggs on it, and the the larva ate the body, (or are eating it) they then find a place to pupate for a few days, (depending on temp) and then hatch into adult flies. Unless that item is BIG, say a squirrel or something like that, it should only be a few days before they trickle off to nothing - once they are "finished." If it's big, it could take a few weeks or so. But then you might be able to find it, through smell.
The problem comes when it's in a wall, or some other place you can't get to. Then you might have to break into and remove whatever it is.
Isolate the problem, close all inside doors and see if you can pin it down to an area. Then LOOK and SMELL.
I would hold off and see if it's "going away," then make your decisions. If it is, then wait it out.
They are attracted to light, so they will show up on windows and doorways with windows to the outside.
Remember, however, that flies lay eggs on "decaying organic debris" - which can be just decaying leaves... Doesn't have to be something dead.
Let us know how you made out!
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