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Chadbourn battling fly problem

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CHADBOURN -- Some residents in one local town have been invaded by some nasty neighbors -- ones who have wings. The town is Chadbourn and the problem is flies. At Tuesday night's Chadbourn Town Council meeting they will be discussing possible solutions to get rid of a pesky situation. In the last three months, thousands of little flies have become an issue in the town. So much so, the town has received a rash of complaints. The bugs usually fly into town seasonally, around late spring and early summer, but with this year's warmer winter the bugs are apparently just plain confused. The town received a state funded grant to target the problem before it gets worse. Environmental health specialist Amadou Jallow said, "From what we've seen in terms of weather, and the fact that there are also ample sources for breeding in the general area, it makes it a little bit more difficult to control the problem." The town asks local citizens to report fly problems so they can treat the area free of charge. One environmental specialist said the best way the public can help is containing their trash properly, clearing brush around water drains and practicing good housekeeping.

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Fly Control

I have constantly tried various things to get rid of those hoards of flies that visit us every summer. Well, The ONLY THING, I can say is Ready for this??? THE BAGGIES FILLED WITH WATER, THUMB TACKED TO THE FRAMES OF OUR WINDOWS OF OUR PATIO, THEN WE HAVE FOUR SUSPENDED WITH FISHING LINE AND A HOOK AT THE END TO HOLD THE BAGGIES OF WATER ON THE OUTTER FRAME OF THE PATIO. PEOPLE NO SOONER WE HUNG THESE BAGS, VOILA NO HOARDS OF FLIES. WE ACTUALLY SAT THOSE FLY SWATTERS DOWN AND WERE ABLE TO ENJOY CONVERSATION AND DRINKS ON THE PATIO. WE ARE INTO THE FIFTH DAY STILL NO HOARDS OF FLIES. WE MAY SEE ONE OR TWO HERE OR THERE, BUT FOR WHATEVER REASON THIS REALLY REALLY REALLY WORKS. TRY IT YOU WON'T BELIEVE IT UNTIL YOU DO. ANOTHER THING MOSQUITOES!!!! BUY YOUSELF SOME LISTERINE MOUTH WASH PUT INTO A SPRAY BOTTLE SPRAY ON YOU PATIO FURNATURE AROUND YOUR DOORS, PICNIC TABLES, CHAIRS, SPRAY IN ANY STANDING WATER, EVEN IN YOUR DOG HOUSE, THIS WILL WORK FOR UP TO FOUR DAYS WITHOUT RESPRAYING. HONEST!!!! WE HAVE GRAND CHILDREN WHOM COME TO VISIT AND THIS REALLY WORKS. AGAIN TRY IT YOU'LL BELIEVE IT ONCE YOU TRY FOR YOURSELVES. THANKS AND HAVE A GREAT SUMMER.

Darn Bugs!

A lot of people have been blaming it on the lack of water around the swamps. The flies usually hang around the swamp areas but this winter has been a darn nuisance with the bugs hanging around Whiteville especially downtown Whiteville.

Not just Chadbourn. They are

Not just Chadbourn. They are all over the county. I've seen then in Hallsboro and even at my home in Whiteville. And my home is VERY clean. They have been gone from here for weeks. They are tiny little bugs. Not the size of a normal fly.

new species of fly

Crack flies!!!

haha true maybe they are

haha true maybe they are spies