One of the things that really annoys me is the fly; any kind of fly, no matter how small. If a fly can’t find enough garbage to feed on, it will fly to the next destination wherever that might be. And it loves to follow people into their homes if they happen to be cruising nearby as a door is opened. They will  come on in and check out each room, one by one as if they were invited. It seems that one will show up especially when we run out of pest-control supplies, and most of us are not swift enough to swat one down. But oh–how sweet it is to know that there is a way to fix those little troublesome creatures so that they will cease to be.

Fly termination will work best in a small home of no more than fifteen-hundred square feet. The smaller the home, the better, and it should have doors to most of the rooms. An open floor plan may not work as well. In order to deal with the fly, it is necessary to take control of the fly’s environment. Designate a room where the “guest” can stay for a few days without being disturbed. Give it all the privacy it needs!

A fly came into our home one summer looking for food crumbs and a place to stay, and it  received only part of what it wanted. I welcomed it in so I could try out our new idea, instead of trying to chase the fly out of the house. We got a chance to turn the table on the fly to our own advantage. It buzzed around until nighttime arrived.

We left one light on in the house, and that light was in one of the bathrooms that has a very large mirror on the wall. Yep–the fly went straight to that bathroom and I quickly closed the door. We didn’t need that bathroom, so we did not open the door for anything. From time to time, I heard the fly buzz as loud as it could and I could hear it run into the mirror over and over and over again. The fly thought the mirror was the door. Two days went by. I took a peek just as it was flying toward the mirror. It hit so hard that I thought it should have lost consciousness, but it did not. About three days after that, the “house guest” was good and deceased!

It is such a relief to know that even though there is a fly in the house, we aren’t at the mercy of the fly and its buzzing noise that is such a nuisance. While the fly was in captivity, we were able to not only enjoy the serenity of our home, but peace at the dinner table–all because we were proactive by taking control of the situation.

Seeing more clearly,


Author: wbfreelance

Retired Senior Citizen, African American, Christian, Bachelor's Degree in Theology, writer of non-fiction, can knit and crochet, work picture puzzles for display, and basic earring-making.

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