Flies Everywhere

Comment: Is anyone else having issues with swarms of flies in their yards or around the neighborhood? This is our first summer in this house so we’re not sure if this is normal for this area or if there’s something about our house that’s attracting them. We don’t ever have rotting trash or greenery out, and now we even wash out our garbage cans out every couple weeks just in case. We’re not sure what’s going on but it’s horrible. Can’t hang out in our own backyard. Could the cause be in the pipes??? Help!!!

* Sewers don’t typically have flies. Sewer leaks under the building will attract what we call sewer flies. Very small winged flies that typically stay on the wall or ceiling. Not you normal house fly.

But sewers do have beetles. We’re not talking Ringo, George or Paul. But large water beetles that will survive nuclear fallout. Fortunately they have an almost impossible task of getting into the house with a proper
Working waste system. Make sure any unused sinks, showers , toilets are used every week or 2 to keep water in the trap /” U Bend” it’s the water in the trap that prevents sewer gasses, smells or bugs from entering the home.

So if you have a spare bathroom with the kids off to school, make sure you run the fixtures for a few seconds every week or 2.

About Luke Ford

Raised a Seventh-Day Adventist at Avondale College in Australia, Luke Ford moved to California in 1977. He graduated from Placer High School in 1984, reported the news at KAHI/KHYL radio for three years, attended Sierra College and UCLA, was largely bedridden by Chronic Fatigue Syndrome for six years, and converted to Judaism in 1993. From 1997-2007, Luke made his living from blogging. Living by Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com), he now teaches the Alexander Technique (moving the way the body likes to move). Lessons cost $100 each and last about 45 minutes. In 2011, Luke completed a three-year teaching course at the Alexander Training Institute of Los Angeles. His personal Alexander Technique website is Alexander90210.com. Luke is the author of five books, including: » The Producers: Profiles in Frustration » Yesterday’s News Tomorrow: Inside American Jewish Journalism
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