“Easily trained?” you ask in utter shock. Yes, I said, “Easily trained.” I accidentally found this out one night as I was in bed attempting to sleep. A pesky fly had decided the night was still young and he had partying to do! He tried his best to befriend me and keep me company. To his chagrin, I was not interested in being entertained, so after a while he gave up and decided that his “vocal styling” would sweetly lull me to sleep.
So how do you rid yourself of this pesky varmint? Just how, exactly, is it easily trained?
I have to warn you, this only works at night, but if you turn off all the lights in your bedroom and then turn on a hallway light, the fly will chase the light and leave your room. At that point, you quickly slam your bedroom door behind him and…voila! The housefly is no longer your best friend! Since I discovered this trick, I no longer share my bedroom with a fly that sounds like an airplane coming in for a landing! (Bet you didn’t think you’d actually learn something while reading my blog, did you? It’s okay, I won’t take it personally!)
So, as annoying as the American housefly is, why do I appreciate it so much? A better question to be raised is, when was the last time you spent time with the Australian blowfly? These unwelcome critters make the American housefly seem rather sweet; as though you’d like to keep them as pets and give them names!
|The Great Australian Salute!|
When I go outside for my jog and am bothered by such a nuisance, I am not too proud to wave, in my case, The Great American Salute!” In fact, I’m half-tempted to purchase one of those big brimmed hats with corks hanging off the end for my own piece of mind! Rather attractive while jogging, wouldn't you say?
|Yes...those are Australian flies!|
...Here’s hoping they drop like flies!