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  1. #1
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    Default That single FLY in my truck! WHY can't I get it out?

    So the past few days have been pre-spring like weather. Now a fly has awoken in my truck. It's a big black hideous fly and I can't get the dang thing out of my truck.

    Is there some weird law of Physics that says a Fly in a Truck will Remain a Fly in a Truck?

    At least they are not yet out to bug the horses!



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    I think I'd rather have a fly than the zombie stink bugs who show up as soon as the weather gets above 50 degrees.

    Had one in my truck yesterday, and one zooming around and crashing into things in the house last night.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tidy rabbit View Post

    Is there some weird law of Physics that says a Fly in a Truck will Remain a Fly in a Truck?
    Yes. You have a very resistant form of fly known as the truckus bugus, or passenger fly. Unfortunately, the fly has already laid eggs somewhere in your vehicle that will soon hatch.

    Oh, and I am sorry but you can't count them in order to use the carpool lane.

    Try not to damage your TomTom or hit your gear shifter when you are whacking at them...results could be costly and/or dangerous, and you are practically guaranteed to never kill the fly.



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    Know the feeling. In summer, I get on the highway, turn up the fan up all the way, put all the windows down, open the sunroof, get up to 80 mph and I still can't suck those suckers out of my truck.

    Makes you wonder why they love your car so much...

    My car is its own little ecosystem in summer. I'm usually driving around a couple of dozen barn flies, along with a dozen mosquitoes, and the few spiders that I assume are preying on them. I should ask them for gas money this year!

    The one thing I LOVE about black flies is that they're always trying to get out. Of your car or your house. And they don't bite you when they're inside. Much more civilized.



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    By the way, that fly is breeding in the cushions of the seats. It's too late. No matter what, you'll have a swarm soon...
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    At least when its in your car its not in my car...
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    Just a single fly? I always tend to have 3 or 4!



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    What I wanna know is how the fruitbat they survived the Winter either outside or inside the truck?

    My garage is not heated - water freezes in the car if I leave it there.

    Does that mean larva were secreted somewhere inside all Winter?
    And lived???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vesper Sparrow View Post
    Know the feeling. In summer, I get on the highway, turn up the fan up all the way, put all the windows down, open the sunroof, get up to 80 mph and I still can't suck those suckers out of my truck.
    That always works for me.

    Corgis in the truck works. Them little critters are great fly catchers.



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    Corgis... didn't think about that. There are plenty at the barn and i'm sure I could borrow 2 or 3.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Go Fish View Post
    That always works for me.

    Corgis in the truck works. Them little critters are great fly catchers.
    A single rat terrier is enough, no fly gets past that fast tongue.

    You may have there the next best financial hit, to sell fly predator boxes for pickups.

    I know many cowboys collect the fly tags cattle lose and put them on the dashboard.
    Works for those traveling truck fly species.



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    It beats the heck out of a hornet. Had one of those once. That precipitated pulling over and chasing it down with a ball cap, the only form of bug-killer I had at my disposal.
    Failure is always an option*
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    Quote Originally Posted by WNT View Post
    It beats the heck out of a hornet. Had one of those once. That precipitated pulling over and chasing it down with a ball cap, the only form of bug-killer I had at my disposal.
    I keep a pair of old gloves for spares, but they really are mostly used for fly swatters.



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    It’s because you are apparently one of those women who do not have adequate control over the creatures in your life. If you have truly established yourself as alpha, then you would not have problems with spoiled, bothersome insects like this ugly, hairy, big a$$ garbage fly. Why, a truly well trained and respectful fly would not even enter your personal space without your permission!

    Try this for some fly-chasing music….

    http://new.music.yahoo.com/southern-...uffalo--822811



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    Quote Originally Posted by arktos19 View Post
    It’s because you are apparently one of those women who do not have adequate control over the creatures in your life. If you have truly established yourself as alpha, then you would not have problems with spoiled, bothersome insects like this ugly, hairy, big a$$ garbage fly. Why, a truly well trained and respectful fly would not even enter your personal space without your permission!

    Try this for some fly-chasing music….



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    Is it buzzing, "help me! help me!" ?
    Delicious strawberry flavored death!



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    It's really 2 flies and they are tag teaming.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Poody View Post
    It's really 2 flies and they are tag teaming.
    Jumpin johosephats! I think you're right! What else could explain it?



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    Police Report: Cause of Car Accident according to driver:

    "In my attempt to kill a fly, I swerved and hit a tree".



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