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What is good for killing flies in the House

post #1 of 14
Thread Starter 
The front door was open and some flies came in. We want them gone with out using poison.
post #2 of 14
Well besides having the kitties go after them or using a dirty fly swatter, there's paper stickies at some stores that you can hang or a Venus fly trap or two would work. I think your best bet would be the paper.
post #3 of 14
You can borrow Colin- he's excellent with a flyswatter He runs all over the house like a mad man after every fly that comes in the house
post #4 of 14
A fly swatter and a lot pf patience.
They make the sticky tape too, but if you don't have a major problem that really is not worth it.
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
You can borrow Colin- he's excellent with a flyswatter He runs all over the house like a mad man after every fly that comes in the house
Or ours, they team up on the flies that fly into our apartment!
post #6 of 14
Thread Starter 
The Cats do kill them but they can not be let out here yet. We want to put everything away first. I guess we will get a Venus or the stick stuff.
post #7 of 14
You could also borrow my Lily....she's my purr-sonal flyswatter!
post #8 of 14
We have the sticky things that you hang to get rid of them. We had a party last night and a ton of flies got in the house so we have been killing them all day and the cats and dogs have been eating them.
post #9 of 14
I agree the sticky strips work the best, with the least effort. Just make sure you hang them in out of the way places because they WILL stick to your hair (don't ask ). They actually have a scent on them that attracts the flies to them, and they also will get mosquitoes and other bugs that find them. It can be a litte gross though to have a bunch of dead insect just stuck to a strip of glue. Another reason to hang them someplace out of the way.
post #10 of 14
Just make sure any sticky fly-paper you use (which IMO is the best solution) doesn't contain any toxic chemicals, my cats can and do catch flies and will jump a long way into the air to catch them - if you use flypaper there is always a risk that a cat will jump for a fly and get the sticky stuff on him! As long as it's just normal glue you can wash it off with dish soap or use peanut butter or cooking oil to dissolve it, but just make sure it doesn't contain any pesticides.

My cats deal with incoming flies quite efficiently!
post #11 of 14
I would have to say my cat!
post #12 of 14
I wish my kitties went after bugs. They usually just stare at them and then play with them. I saw a giant centipede in the bathroom the other day. Scared the outta me! I need to borrow one of you guys' bug-killing kitties please!
post #13 of 14
All my cats are accomplished bug-hunters, but I have to try to get the flies before they do. If I don't, the cats will tear the house down chasing after them! I've had things broken, bookshelves cleared (even dusted), food bowls spilled, shower curtains ripped down; all in the pursuit of a single fly
post #14 of 14
Is it safe for kitties to eat bugs? Especially flies? I always worry what they might ingest along with 'em... parasite eggs or something. Anybody know for sure?
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