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||[Sep. 6th, 2004|09:38 pm]
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We have an infestation of small, reddish flies. They're about the size of fleas, pretty slow (as in, easy to swat or bat aside) and they're EVERYWHERE.
We figured they were in the trash, so were very careful for a week or so with making sure there was no food lying around, took out the trash every day, etc. and eventually they went away. They came back with a vengance a few days ago, and my housemate realized they were actually breeding in a bucket of paper mache she'd been using to make a costume. She threw it out, but the flies are still everywhere and they're driving us crazy.
Does anyone have any tips for getting rid of them with household items? We'd like to not have to resort to poisons if we can; one website suggested basil. Any help?