At What Temperature Do Flies Become Inactive?

House Fly on Counter

Many people find flies to be a particularly bothersome insect, especially during the warmer months of the year. As the temperature begins to rise, a common question arises: at what temperature do flies become inactive? Temperature plays a crucial role in the life cycle and activity of flies. Generally, these insects become less active in … Read more

Why Do Flies Get Stuck in Window Blinds?

Why Do Flies Get Stuck in Window Blinds

Both live and dead flies can end up in places we don’t often clean and become an eyesore or headache, depending on the situation. Dead flies stuck in out-of-the-way and hard-to-reach places look gross and can attract other pests that are looking for food. Key Points: Live flies stuck in a window blind, or other … Read more

Why Do Flies Die On The Windowsill?

Why Do Flies Die on the Windowsill

Almost every time I go through the house to dust, I am amazed at the reoccurring corpses of flies on window sills. When I was younger, I assumed dead flies on window sill ledges meant they had died trying to get through the glass window. As it turns out, these nuisance pests are hardier than … Read more

Do Flies Hate the Smell of Lemon?

Do Flies Hate the Smell of Lemon

It doesn’t matter what time of year it is; flies have a habit of turning up and buzzing around. Not only are these pests extremely annoying, but they can spread diseases and cause other issues with the bacteria they carry. Whether on your kitchen counter or your dirty dishes, flies will show up, land, and … Read more

How Do Flies Get Into A Sealed House?

House Fly

It is not an uncommon thing to see flies in our home when windows have been open and doors used often. In the spring, when letting in a breeze or just airing out the house from a long winter, the occasion fruit flies or adult flies common in our homes will show up. Removing food … Read more

How to Make Cinnamon Spray for Flies

How to Make Cinnamon Spray for Flies

Flies can be obnoxious, but one or two buzzing around doesn’t always warrant busting out the heavy chemicals. Sometimes a natural repellent can be used to keep flies at bay for long enough to finish what you are doing. Natural fly repellents are easy to make, don’t have harsh chemicals, and can be made cheaply … Read more

How To Get Rid of Caddisflies?

How To Get Rid of Caddisflies

Living near bodies of water tends to attract all kinds of insects and bugs. It seems like aquatic insects multiply so much faster than terrestrial bugs and can overrun your yard in no time. An aquatic ecosystem is a busy place, and there are some insects that can be quite a nuisance to have around, … Read more

How to Keep Flies Out of My Garage?

How to Keep Flies Out of My Garage

There are loads of reasons why flies are annoying. When I am trying to get work done in the garage, and a stubborn fly keeps buzzing around my head, I get pretty annoyed. One time, as I applied a fresh coat of varnish to a table I was refinishing,  this big ol’ fly landed right … Read more

Can Flies Come Through Window Air Conditioners?

Can Flies Come Through Window Air Conditioners

For older houses and apartments without central air conditioning units, a window air conditioner is a lifesaver. When you can turn that baby on in the summer and blast away the heat, it can change your life. When we install a window air conditioner on our house, we are creating a new passage from outside … Read more