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    Biblical Plague of Flies

    What the hell is up with all of the flies in central Iowa this year. I thought maybe it was my dirty socks until I heard Keith Murphy talking about it when he was in the RV before the Iowa game.

    I would venture to say that we have 20 of them in my house. Any entomologists or people in the know what the hell is going on? It seems a lot worse this year.



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    Re: Biblical Plague of Flies

    Yeah, I've had two in my apartment for the past few days that just won't die. I then kill one, and there's another one!

    It almost made me throw up when I drove through at McDonalds today, and looked inside. It was a tasty double quarter pounder though!


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    Re: Biblical Plague of Flies

    I haven't seen any flies. I'm just glad I haven't seen as many asian beetles. They're usually coming out of the woodwork this time of year.


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    Re: Biblical Plague of Flies

    I have had what I think is the same two flies so long I actually named them. It didn't get real bad until they would scratch at the door for me to let them out.



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    Re: Biblical Plague of Flies

    We have not had too many flies...probably just the warm fall that has kept them alive longer.


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    Re: Biblical Plague of Flies

    Good Grief. 5 times as many hogs as people and now they're making ethanol big time - probably drawn all the flies from the neighboring states. Come to think of it, I haven't noticed as many this year as usual.



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    Re: Biblical Plague of Flies

    Global warming? Let's ask Al, I am sure he could give us an answer.


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    Re: Biblical Plague of Flies

    Just wait until the first hard freeze and we will be rid of the flies. Usually we have a hard freeze, which is below 32 for at least 2 hours, by the middle of September so that has made it a longer season.

    The reason for more flies is the prime breeding ground they had in August and September. Typically these months are drier and hotter and fly larvae hatch and grow in wet soil, water puddles, mud etc. so when we have gotten all the rain we got late summer it prolongs to season even more, compounding it.

    In any event, first freeze and their in the ground pushing up daisies so be patient my friends.



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    Re: Biblical Plague of Flies

    The plague of hawkeye flies striketh.


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