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26/03/2012 at 08:57

Every summer we get invaded with these tiny tiny little black flies that are about 2mm. They cover the windows and even get inside the double glazing. We have to shut all the windows and curtains. Some make their way in the house and get everywhere. They are all over the pc the walls windows, its drives us mad.

No one seems to know what they are all about. Im quite near to farmland and have asked my neighbours if they all suffer the same fate and they do but not as bad.

Its usually July, August time they appear and it lasts for about 3 weeks.

Any clues?

26/03/2012 at 10:51

you really answered your own question... you live near farmland...could be from manure etc..not sure how but as it is soo bad maybe you need to report it to enviromental health & ask what you can do.. good luck

26/03/2012 at 16:19

Thank you Jean maybe the manure indeed.

26/03/2012 at 22:11

Could they be Thrips (thunder flies).

26/03/2012 at 22:16

sound like they are too big for thunder flies.. I thought of that too..am sure enviromental would be able to assist on advice...

27/03/2012 at 07:49

Im not sure what thunder flies are. I will have to look into it further. Thanks you for your replies.

27/03/2012 at 07:58

Yes success they are thunders flies. Now i just have to find a remedy.

Thank you for the input Jeffd.

27/03/2012 at 13:23

you sure as the size you gave were too large for thunder flies which are like a thin black very small fly.. make you itchy when they land on you & in hair etc..

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