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Bev Rose

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We have been loused out with these pesky critters for the past few months!
They seem to come from nowhere!
I walked into my bedroom the other evening and there must of been 20 of them all on my window blind as I always leave my small window open:evil:
Bar flies, fruit flies....same thing.
I've got through loads of fly spray & I don't like spraying it around too much.
At one point all our local shops had run out of the stuff!

Has anyone else been suffering???
 

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they must like you cos they are not in suffolk !!! xxx
 

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None in Bristol either!
 

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Not at the minute bev but up to a few weeks ago we had loads of them as we live in the countryside and next to a stream too. I must say though as we have now lived here for 7 years we have kind of got used to them.

My windowsills are always covered in black dirty marks though.
 

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what exactly are fruit flies?

we have been getting lots of tiny little black/brown flying things around. my mum says they're from our basil plant in the kitchen but i've had them in the salon when i'm painting nails - they always appear as i start painting coz i'm always worried they'll get embedded in a nail!!!
 

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what exactly are fruit flies?

we have been getting lots of tiny little black/brown flying things around. my mum says they're from our basil plant in the kitchen but i've had them in the salon when i'm painting nails - they always appear as i start painting coz i'm always worried they'll get embedded in a nail!!!
They like the smell of alcohol - hence when you get polish out, it has s certain smell they like.
I have found this too.
 

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Has anyone else been suffering???
Nope, I sent all of ours to Lincolnshire :lol:

Seriously though... we get them all year round here, wipe lemongrass oil around the door and window frames as they don't like it.
 

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Nope, I sent all of ours to Lincolnshire :lol:

Seriously though... we get them all year round here, wipe lemongrass oil around the door and window frames as they don't like it.
Thought I saw a few in sombreros!

I'll give that a try Sandi thanks.

I've just had a look on a website that also calls them drain flies, then I have just popped outside and had a look at the drain....it's blocked....this is probably the reason I'm having them, it's got nothing to do with the amount of empties by the bin!!!!:lol:
 

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I've just had a look on a website that also calls them drain flies, then I have just popped outside and had a look at the drain....it's blocked....
Do they have large wings? I think they're also called Moth flies or something similar.

I had them in my sink a while ago and ours was a bit blocked too, once it was cleared the flies disappeared.
 

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They like the smell of alcohol - hence when you get polish out, it has s certain smell they like.
I have found this too.
:eek::eek::eek::eek: well you'd have thought they'd be at my house too then xx

but no bev no more flies than normal xx
 

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Yep - had them in the salon, my place is nearly 100 years old, therefore the drains arent exactly great, not terrible, just a bit old lol -

They seemed to appear after one lot of flowers I had in there, I always buy fresh flowers, went to Marks and sparks as normal to get them and this time they seemed to die quicker - then I noticed all the little buggers......

I got on it with the spray and bleached the drains, seems ok now! :green:
 

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