Flies are hunting me. Beetles — the flying kind — are bothering me.
Every year at this time, the flies come out of hiding along with their red, flying, beetle buddies — they all love to say hello and land on me and my computer. I am tired of shuddering and shooing. My arm is aching from all of the swatting.
Flies are gross when you beat them with a swatter: They leave behind a
blood spot on the wall. If you can whack them in mid-air, that’s the
best because they slowly death spiral down to the floor.
The flying red beetles are grosser because the only way to kill them is
to squeeze them until their hard shell cracks. You know you’ve done
your duty when you feel a “pop” between your fingers.
We live in a sort of rural paradise within the Jersey urban core.
have lots of trees and bushes and foliage and, I guess, when the
weather turns humid and hot, the flies and their beetle buddies start
living it up and go looking for fun and food and they always find a way
inside our home even if the windows are never opened.
How are these pests getting inside?
How do you get rid of flies and flying beetles?
I am spending too much time swatting and cracking.
Exterminators are worthless.
Is there a secret to beating these pests in your home without a
fumigation bomb or spraying some chemical killer at them?
I cringe at the thought that the Florida Bed Bug infestation is slowly wending its way up the Eastern corridor.
Bed Bugs make flies and flying beetles look like long, lost, friends.