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This may be (and is) a stupid question but does anyone else have those annoying little flies living in their Mx-5? I've had the car over a week now and every time I get in it I'm always killing the damn things yet they appear again. They must be getting in under the roof lining or something?

Before any one aks, I shower regularly by the way
 

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you sure you havent got something hiding in the boot?
on a serious note.. no idea!
 

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@ Packers.

Moths possibly. Were any of the carpets made of wool?

Just thinking out loud really.

As has been suggested see if the carpets are damp and dry them out. I guess you could try shampooing them!!
 

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LOL, thanks for the suggestions. I've checked in the boot and there aren't any dead bodies (not that one would fit in an MX-5 boot anyway I imagine?)

The damp carpet suggestion sounds like a good place to start - I will check all around the car to see if there are damp areas. I'm hoping if I kill enough of them and eliminate any dampness in the car they should eventually die out.
 

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Flies? Uuurgh, thats disgusting.

I had an infestation of rats when i bought my car, but i took it back to the dealer and they installed a Jack Russell Terrier (FOC, i might add) and that cleared up the problem.
 

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LOL, thanks for the suggestions. I've checked in the boot and there aren't any dead bodies (not that one would fit in an MX-5 boot anyway I imagine?)

The damp carpet suggestion sounds like a good place to start - I will check all around the car to see if there are damp areas. I'm hoping if I kill enough of them and eliminate any dampness in the car they should eventually die out.
You'd be suprised.. dead bodies do fit, lol
 

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Gives new meaning to the phrase, "I wouldn't be caught dead in a Daewoo..."

check you've no sources of sugar in the car,(sweet wrappers/banana skins) as that's what attracts them.

I usually find that driving with the top down for a while clears the buggers out!
 

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Ask Carlaleia her husband climbed into the boot of their Gleneagles. So no need for a blender. I guess you would have to get it in before rigamortice set in.
 

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Just leave it a few minutes before you get in the car though:yuk:

the flies are most probably living off some form of animal cadaver stuck to the underneath of the car, and migrating into the cabin when they smell fresh human flesh that they can feast upon.
If you're still having problems then get some toothpicks and try to impale each fly through the heart, thats the only surefire way to stop them.

 

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All ive seen this year are fungus gnats. tiny black flys that change cource a lot, but are easy to squash when they land. There fond of flystrip so some wound round a torch and put in the car at night should sort them. It will need doing every few days to catch the hatching young and kill um before adulthood when they can breed. Im not sure of there actual lifespans though.

As said, there must be food present for them. Getting that food out might be hard work though. I would concidder a proffesional steam clean with the underside being the important bit if you can't shift them
 

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I noticed a spider's web on my style bar the other day (haven't used the car for a month or so). I can hire him out to you if you like.
 

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Small flies like this usually stem from a nest, which will usually have a source. Check under the seats for any small amount of rotting food, such as a chip - or a leg of lamb. Either way, spraying the carpet and under seat will soon get rid.
 

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This is the natural time of year for many fly species to hatch, as the fishermen/women amongst us will know. It's nothing to be concerned about. They hatch from their larval stage to fly stage; then they mate, chucking their fly jizz all over your steering wheel and gearstick where your hands touch. Then they lay their eggs under the skin of a suitable host by inserting an egg tube so fine that the host is completely unaware it is taking place. The eggs incubate until early next spring when the will hatch to release the larvae which live beneath the skin for a week or so. The larvae will eat their way out of their hosts body en mass, 'hatching' into flies the moment they reach the surface. The pain will be considerable to say the least, almost unbearable according to some reports, but it should last no more than a day and the chance of fatal infestion in the bore holes is no more than 50/50 (per larvae).

However, as you say, you have killed all the flies so luckily you have nothing to worry about


Snot true obviously. The flies will most likely be coming from a bit of old fruit or something equally as nasty lurking beneath your seat. Just keep the roof down, your right foot planted, and they should get sucked out no problem.
 
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