We are beseiged with flies. They look like houseflies. It's driving us crazy! We have no livestock so no fresh manure. We carry our garbage off and do not leave it outside. We have NOTHING on our 12.65 acre place that can be a breeding ground. It's been dry here in Central Texas for the most part. We have two bug zappers (they work fairly well on mosquitoes but the flies don't seem to be impressed with them) and we hang two of the bait fly traps outside with the pheremone/rotting meat bait in them. These are swarmed, and we have dumped them out multiple times, buried the dead flies, and rebaited... BUT WE STILL HAVE A PLAGUE of flies. Last night DH sat out on the front porch in one spot with a flyswatter and killed 120 in half an hour. This is driving me crazy. The nearest dairy is at least a mile away or more, and we are surrounded by pecan orchards etc, NOT your usual fly breeding situation. Across the road is a 250 acre hunting preserve. The fellow behind us is only there on weekends. We cannot find anyplace the flies are breeding close to us - yet it seems more like we live next to the city dump! Any suggestions? We'd love to use biological fly control, but without knowing where they breed that isn't much of an option. Thanks HSH Edit note: My two grandaughters turn one this week, and their mothers (my daughters) were going to have their family one year birthday party at our home. Unfortunately, we have had to move it to the city park because it's impossible to have it here. I literally cannot sit outside on my back or front porch without moving my hands and legs constantly to keep the flies off, and they STILL land on me.