I need help! I’m at my wits end and don’t know what to do.
During the daytime we like to keep our attached-garage door open. Not the door from the house to the garage, but the garage door itself. We don’t use the garage in the traditional sense, unless that sense would be for junk storage. But not smelly junk, just extra junk. The garage is also used as our “smoke room” since we don’t smoke in the house for the benefit of the walls/furnishings and, oh yes, the children.
My problem is this: EVERY stinkin’ day the garage fills with at least a dozen damn flies. I don’t know if they’re venturing in to get away from wind or what, because there’s no shit in here for them to eat/light upon. They just fly around. Seemingly just to spite me. Buggers.
I spray them whenever I see them and get a really strange satisfaction if one drops to the floor as a result the the spray. One of these darn cans (I’ve got FOUR!) says it works for 4 days! Maybe if I found the maggots it would kill them for four days, but the flies just seem to fly away for a minute until the spray dissipates and then they hightail it back into my garage. I’ve also got a fly-strip or two hanging, but in observing the flies I’ve noticed that they fly within about four feet of the ground. Flystrips aren’t that long, and I don’t want to be walking face-first into nasty old fly-strips.
Any suggestions please? I’ve got to get these little nasties out before they drive me bat-shit. I’m on the verge as it is…