I know I can't be the only one with this problem. There are so many damn flies! My house feels like it's infested with them! At the beginning of the summer I thought of it as a challenge- with my fly swatter in hand I chased them throughout the house, smacking the heck out of them and killing them one by one.

But now, it's like they've waged a war with me. I try to open the door as quickly as I can before any get into my house. As I write this, one fly is taunting me- it's the only one I see and it knows that I want it gone. What is going on with all these flies?

I'm sick of these mother-effing flies in my mother-effing house! My cats are sick of them too, the flies are driving them crazy! Apparently this is happening all across the Borderland and all across the Lone Star State. Since the Sun City is looking a bit more green thanks to all the rain, it's producing a bunch more flies!

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House flies are on the rise in homes across the Borderland, and apparently there’s a reason flies are swarming. Michael Nickell, the Museum Scientist and Naturalist at Sibley Nature Center says “the more rains we have, the higher the growth of the plants, which means more food for insects, which means more food for predatory insects as well.” And it's annoying the hell out of me. And other El Pasoans have had it too!

So, here's where you come in. What do I do? I've tried sprays and that is intoxicating! I've tried a "fly stick" and that didn't work! I've tried the bag of water- which I suspect made thing worst! And I've tried this TikTok hack where you put a soap in a mesh bag- didn't work! Send me your fly killing hacks!

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