A while back my BFF Heidi and I were sitting on my couch when we noticed there were some strange little rat turd looking things in front of my fireplace. We picked them up and did a full scale examination on them, breaking one open and conducting a seemingly endless search on Google images, before coming to the conclusion that they were fly pupae. Fly pupae. I had no idea how they got there so I just chucked them in the trash and went on with my fabulous life. I should let you know right now that my fireplace is non-functional. It's been closed off with some fiberglass looking shit and a piece of board. It is for decoration purposes only.
Well, fast forward 3 weeks to this past weekend. I walk into my house on Thursday and what do I see? An abundance of flies all over the place. There were at least 10 on my curtains. They were in the windows. I saw a couple on my furniture. Oh my God it was so disgusting. Because I haven't seen a fly swatter since like 1990, I ran around killing them with a magazine. Fly carcasses everywhere. I felt like my house was infected, like it was a holding cell for nasty dirty fly diseases...Encephalitis, Salmonella, HIV, whatever else the little fuckers carry around.
Okay, I am well aware that flies are not transmitters of the aforementioned diseases, but when you come home and find a village of them in your house, you start to feel as though the plague is knocking on your door.
Yeah, so, the next night - SAME THING. Fly killing mad woman on the loose. I finally had to call my bug guy and he came over and sprayed the hell out of the fireplace area. He told me that something must have died way up high in there because there was no smell of death in the house. I was so incredibly grateful for this. The no smell part that is. Apparently, the poor little animal that had passed away in my chimney was almost gone. It was no longer droppin pupae, it was droppin full on flies!
So for the rest of the weekend I had to deal with a few more of the little buzzers here and there, but then that was that and they were gone.
Now, because I believe that something positive comes from all experiences, there was a silver lining, even to this little fiasco. Obviously I had to do a serious vacuum job to eliminate all the dead fly bodies, and after that was done, I totally rearranged my living room furniture and I absolutely love it. LOVE IT. I wish I would have done it years ago but hey, regret is a useless emotion. I am so very thankful for my happy, fly free, newly decorated home.