On Sunday morning, I was greeted downstairs by the buzz of flies. There were about 30 on the windows. Since we have screens on the windows, I figured that Jose left a door open too long or something on Saturday. I spent the morning on a killing rampage...sucking them up in my handy vacuum cleaner.
Monday morning, there were a few stragglers, but I killed those too.
But last night, when I got home from work, there were about 25 more!
I spent about an hour looking like a crazy person running around killing them all with my make shift fly-swatter -- a dish towel. Even Charlie looked at me funny and ran upstairs to hide during my killing spree.
I was perplexed. Where were they coming from? We have screens, the doors stay shut...so there's really no way for them to enter through any of the windows or doors. I keep everything clean and sanitized, and the trash is kept in a container with a tight lid (...due to my phobia of the cockroaches, remember?)
So of course, I googled it.
I didn't find anything that helped me understand where they were coming from or why there were so many. I just found info that made me hate them even more...
Did you know that flies "spit out saliva on solid foods to predigest it, and then suck it back in?" *cringe* And "because of their high intake of food, they deposit feces constantly, one of the factors that makes the insect a dangerous carrier of pathogens?" *gag*
I have now developed a phobia-like need to kill all flies that cross my path.
Please, please, pleeeasse....someone tell me where they are coming from and how to keep them away!!