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Old 04-26-2012, 12:09 PM   #31
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Having read through this thread. I really feel sorry for you. It has to be driven you so crazy trying to get rid of those flies. I sure do hope someone finds an answer SOON.

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Old 04-26-2012, 12:14 PM   #32
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amyevan, there is a site called bug guide, you might go check that out, they have pictures that can help you identify whatever bug you may have. Hope it helps.
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I want to hear Pemaro's mouse infestation story. There is a guy in Nebraska with a mouse infestation.
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Old 04-27-2012, 01:57 AM   #34
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My flies aren't drain flies, but I saw there is a fly id web site on one of the replies. I'll check it out, but I didn't see site id.

re. mouse infestation: I have lived in the country, and country mice I know are nothing like NYC mice. NYC mice are sleek, smart, and mean.

I began seeing mice after 20 years in apartment. Told Superintendent. He gave me glue traps. I caught one mouse, and wanted to let him go in Central Park, but he was so mad I was afraid he'd bite me, so I killed him.

Super said mice are coming in from Fresh Direct, a local grocer I do not use. I do get boxes, but I check them. I scoured the apartment, finding the mice first in my wife's closet, then in mine.

I assured super they were from walls and he said no way. I suggested electrical boxes and he said no way because no space.

Then, I found a hole behind sink in wife's bathroom from when super replaced hot water riser and didn't fill in last hole. I had him plaster it up.

Mice disappeared and never came back. so far, at least (1 year)

Moral: Mice can get in from walls. You can fill in walls if you live in plaster or sheetrock structure.

I hope that's useful.
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Old 04-27-2012, 09:12 AM   #35
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Sorry, but the guy in Nebraska has hundreds of mice. They catch them by the bucketfull.
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Amy, was hoping to hear how you got rid of your flies. They are gone,right?? I sure do hope so.
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Old 05-25-2012, 08:53 PM   #37
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did you consider that expanding spray foam with the tube to fill any and all the openings,are there died flies in the light fixtures?are there any odors rolling around the apt something is atracting them,and as normal they head to the windows and light.is there a garbage room or shoot you drop the trash down.that drain thing sounds wierd they have to swim thru the traps to get into the rooms.i would fog out the bathroom before it is redone...and start hitting each room with the foam stuff even clear caulk with gun and seal the room one by one.cabinet foods are sealed and the kitchen garbage container is tight?did you check the bottom of the frig stale water from the defrost cycle might be laying in the pan there....has this started with the use of your air conditioning...? fan coil units or window units..standing water within the units?

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Old 05-26-2012, 01:11 PM   #38
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i guses the problem is solved standing water in the traps or something dead in the wall .cycle all your water drains with bleach every night and what up with the air conditioning? 30 yrs working HVAC in hi rise office buildings/condos..Manhattan. you need to ask at a tenant meeting who has the same problem.. not above or below tenents north or south ....east or west facing
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Amy, did you figure out what fly it was? Also did you figure how to get rid of the flies?
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You need to go to the store and buy bug bombs, take everything living out of your apt and set them off, then pour drano max and amonia down your drains
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Benjo, is there any way you can sue this Craig for your money back? I would sure try, you have most of his information. Have you been able to get rid of the flies?
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This has gone on for so long I bet you are very tired of it all. Having to deal with how to get rid of flies and people scamming you is not fun at all. Have you come to any satisfaction?
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Hello, and thanks for reading my post.

We live on the 30th floor of a New York City apartment. I have a drain fly infestation, and according to my Superintendant I am the only tenant that has complained.

The flies seem to be based in my master bathroom, but we can not locate the source. Also even more than my bathroom the flies congregate around the windows all over my apartment, in all three bedrooms and the living room by the windows. Every day there are tons of them by the windows, dead and alive.

I have taped over the drains and found nothing. I have poured bleach down the drains many times. The exterminator has poured foam down the drains. I have left cups of oil as someone suggested around the apartment to try to locate the source to no avail. I have had the a/c units checked. The plumber is coming tomorrow to snake the drains. I do not know what to do! I have no idea where they are coming from. This is driving me crazy, we must kill about 50 a day. They are everywhere!

Does anyone have any suggestions at all? Have you heard of photo imaging to find moisture behind the walls? How does a moisture meter work? Will it detect moisture behind the tile in my bathroom? I am not in the business, I am a housewife but I am handy and I am willing to spend money to get rid of these. I am going bananas here and I am obsessed with getting rid of them.

Thank you.

Lori
you should take down the ceiling 1st in the bathroom total cost $380 at max if you are smart , its the smartest way to go. its more than likely coming from upstairs tenant negligence or moisture from broken pipe and or both. Also do you know what species they are ? im having a similar problem with a house / apt of mine with larvae / pshychoda / moth flies / roaches / and let me tell you that my house is immaculate.

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Old 09-26-2012, 09:54 AM   #44
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The landlord should do something about all the people in the one apartment. Per bedrooms should be how many can live there. He or she needs to make routine checks to make sure there isn't any more people than should be. If they are that dirty causing flies, roaches, ect to come into other peoples apartments they need to be evicted. We all know how much trouble it is to get rid of flies, roaches, ect. Some one needs to pay, send them the bill and if they don't pay sue them.
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maybe time for an exorcist...just sayin'

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